When most of us think of camping, we think of traditional camping with a tent and sleeping bag. However, there are other adventurous and creative ways of getting close to nature while you sleep and one of those ways is solo hammock camping.
This type of camping involves swapping your tent for a hammock but likely not the type of hammock you are picturing in your head. Yes, a camping hammock is suspended over the ground but it’s enclosed like a tent so you are protected from the elements. Despite this, you may be wondering if this type of camping is safe to do alone. The reality is it’s not much different from camping in a tent but there are some precautions you can take to ensure you stay safe.
First of all, be choosy where you hang your hammock. Make sure that whatever you attach it to is sturdy and strong enough to hold the weight and don’t choose near a cliff or over large rock formations. Secondly, make sure you have the proper gear to protect yourself from wild animals and dangerous weather conditions.
Camping is a fun and rewarding activity that gets you active and outdoors in the fresh air and this method of sleeping under the stars is just an adventurous spin on an old tradition.