Outdoor

History of Camping Hammock

Why leave comfort at home? With a portable hammock or a hammock chair you can take comfort on the street with you. You can take a portable camping hammock and take the hammock on journeys, hiking or everywhere there are trees.

The term “portable hammock” refers to the Mayan type hanging mat discovered by Columbus’ men when they visited what was called the “New World.” This hammock is different from many of the hammocks you see today that it does not have the spreaders that are often used for making American hammocks. The portable hammock is made instead of entirely of cotton or nylon thread, and woven loose to provide strength and ventilation. Since the portable hammock has no wooden spreaders, they can be easily moved, and they take up very little space when not in use. This type of hammock has been enjoyed for more than 1,000 years and caught early with a woven from tree bark in Central America.

camping hammockWhile you were originally made of bark, the later used Sisal Mayans (a native plant) because to work amply and was easy to deal with. The fibers could be easily softened for spinning and greater comfort. Today’s portable hammocks are generally woven from cord or rope, usually nylon or cotton, although this development is new used for the past 60 years.

Trade routes contributed the use of hammocks around the globe, which resulted in a variety of materials used, including the cloth in Brazil and a variety of local materials in each region. Finally, European seafarers came to understand the advantage of portable hammocks. Arrested between the rafters in a stuffy world-wide ship, they provided comfort and ventilation. Finally, the space saving qualities were recognized by the 19th century warder who used the hanging mats in the cells where they could be taken down as additional space was required. However, the use of the hammocks was finally stopped when the prisoners began attacking their guards with them!

Until the late 1880’s, hammocks were not popular in North America, mainly because the type commonly used stretcher used. This design made hammocks difficult to get into and required alignment and agility to prevent flipping. When the portable hammock arrived without spreader on the scene, they quickly became popular all around the world. Today, one and two million mobile hammocks are sold in North America every year. This relaxing, comfortable form of home lounging or outdoors has finally made its mark on society and with every passing year, it is even more popular for good reason!

Portable hammocks are great if you hope to have a place to stand still if you are on the road, on the try or just not get the hammock out often. These hammocks are great if you want to relax, but do not have a lot of material. Portable hammocks can also be a bit expensive because of the benefits that hey and the materials presuppose they are generally made from.