Hammock Blog

Why Worry about Storms When Hammock Camping?

By Everest Active Gear | August 17th, 2018 | Camping

Why Worry about Storms When Hammock Camping? Did you know that United States is one of the most severe weather prone country’s in the world. Each year, people cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,200 tornadoes, and

Gearing Up For Hammock Camping With Your Dog

By Everest Active Gear | May 29th, 2018 | Camping, Hammocks

Gearing Up For Hammock Camping With Your Dog If you’re like me, you love going everywhere with your dog. Enjoying the outdoors is one of the greatest joys of owning a pet. One of my favorite ways to enjoy spending

How to Read Maps for Navigation

By Everest Active Gear | April 29th, 2018 | Camping, Travel, Hiking

How to Read Maps for Navigation Map reading and navigation while hiking or hammock camping is a skill. Global Position Systems (GPS) are convenient. However it is important you learn the skill of map reading. This ability allows you to

How To Build A Campfire

By Everest Active Gear | March 31st, 2018 | Camping, Hiking

How To Build A Campfire When the word "hammock camping" is mentioned we imagine pleasant scenery, relaxing settings and abundant surroundings of nature immediately comes to mind. The most iconic experiences when setting up camping hammocks is the thought of that warm

Beginners Guide to Hammock Camping

By Everest Active Gear | February 23rd, 2018 | Camping, Hiking

Beginners Guide To Hammock Camping If you're a beginner getting geared up to go hammock camping for the first time, or just need a reminder of the camping essential items to have at the ready I’ve put together my “tips” as a

Finding The Perfect Hammock Campsite

By Everest Active Gear | January 21st, 2018 | Camping, Hammocks

Finding The Perfect Hammock Campsite If you’re just starting out into the world of camping in a hammock it is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. For centuries people have set up hammocks to relax and rest in the midst of

Winter Hammock Camping

By Everest Active Gear | December 15th, 2017 | Camping, Hammocks

For some we just can’t get enough of hammock camping. Hiking, backpacking or camping in the snow appeals to anyone who enjoys the beauty and peacefulness of a crisp winter wonderland. There are less to even no bugs and even better no crowds. With

Hiking | Want to Start But Don’t Know Where to Begin

By Everest Active Gear | November 2nd, 2017 | Travel, Hiking

One of my personal goals is to inspire people to get out hiking, discover nature, new adventures and Explore More! We know finding the motivation and getting started is the hardest part of any journey, as the saying goes, “even the longest journey

Leave No Trace Hammock Camping

By Everest Active Gear | October 7th, 2017 | Camping, Hammocks, Hiking

Good Campsites Are Found, Not Made The best camping hammocks leave the least environmental footprint making then the ultimate low impact shelters. When used with appropriate, tree-friendly suspension systems, and hung correctly hammocks do not alter the natural environment. The smaller your

How to Keep Your Backpacking Hammock Bug-Free

By Everest Active Gear | September 21st, 2017 | Camping, Hammocks

Going Backpacking? Don't let bugs ruin all the fun. Follow these fool-proof tips for bug proofing your backpacking hammock. If you're anything like us you love gaining experiences over gaining things. And one of our favorite ways to experience the great

Hammocker’s Guide To Backpacks

By Everest Active Gear | September 11th, 2017 | Camping, Travel, Hiking

Hammocker’s Guide To Backpacks Good and proper planning makes the difference and defines your experience, the most important thing for any adventure to be successful is proper preparation. Having the perfect backpack won’t mean much if it is poorly packed. Efficient packing is

How To Wash & Store Your Hammock

By Everest Active Gear | August 27th, 2017 | Hammocks

Any successful hammock camping adventure will require some maintenance and care not just to your hammock but to all your gear. If you are going to store your hammock for long durations this is where the most harm can be caused. Nylon material is

Hammocks Can Improve Your Health

By Everest Active Gear | August 18th, 2017 | Hammocks

We all know that camping hammocks promote a relaxed sense of comfort. So, what are the health benefits you may ask? The answer to that question is provided in this post. At the University of Geneva, a group study found that the gentle rocking motion of

Hammocks vs Tents

By Everest Active Gear | June 23rd, 2017 | Hammocks

Life is full of difficult choices, it’s our own responsibility to make the right decision for ourselves. Some choices are a matter of opinion, while others are backed up by facts and are genuinely better than other options. We want to take the time to settle once and for all which is the better option: hammocks or tents?

How To Hang Your Hammock

By Everest Active Gear | June 23rd, 2017 | Hammocks, Travel

Once you get to know hammocks, you cannot get enough of them. Long-time campers prefer hammocks, and usually people start out just getting them to relax in, but after just one night, they switch over and become avid hammock campers.

Keep These 6 Things in Mind When Hammock Camping

By Everest Active Gear | June 23rd, 2017 | Camping, Hammocks

Camping is one of those simple joys in life that bring a smile to your face. There’s nothing so invigorating as getting back in touch with nature. It makes us happy and it relaxes.

Staying Warm in a Camping Hammock

By Everest Active Gear | June 23rd, 2017 | Camping, Hiking

Any camping aficionado knows that keeping warm is an essential part of the experience. You aren’t always going to go camping in ideal weather, and so you will need a plan to keep warm. This is where tents usually win out because many people picture themselves freezing in their camping hammock as soon as the sun sets.

What to Keep in Mind When Buying an UnderQuilt

By Everest Active Gear | June 23rd, 2017 | Hammocks, Travel, Hiking

Avid hammock campers will tell you the importance of insulation. The fact of the matter is that it will not always be warm and a sleeping bag is not enough to keep you warm. When you sleep on a sleeping bag in a hammock, you cut off all the insulation properties in the sleeping bag.

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