Tent vs. Hammock Camping: And the Winner is…

The issue we have to settle: tent or hammock? Camping hammocks have exploded in popularity in recent years, but are they all they’re cracked up to be? Over the past year, I’ve been toying around with my camping hammock to see how it measures up to my tent. The results might surprise you. Before trying hammock camping for yourself, check out our guide to basic hammock camping.

Tent or Hammock | Hammock Camping Tips and More! Advantages of a Hammock Trees are everywhere

At first glance, the camping hammock seems far more restrictive than the traditional tent – at least when it comes to finding the perfect spot to crash for the night. Surely it’s a pain in the backside to find the perfect pair of trees, right? Wrong. On most popular wilderness hiking trails, there’s never a shortage of trees.

Most national parks have plenty of trees, and even relatively sparsely vegetated regions still have plenty of spots to string up a hammock. You just think that they aren’t there because you haven’t been looking.

If you’re still unconvinced, try this experiment: next time you go for a walk in the wilderness, try keeping a

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Originally posted on Survival Life