• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Mike Haasl
  • Anne Miller
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Pearl Sutton
  • paul wheaton
  • r ranson
stewards:
  • James Freyr
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Jocelyn Campbell
master gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
gardeners:
  • Ash Jackson
  • thomas rubino
  • Jay Angler

Hammock Life

 
gardener
Posts: 657
Location: Piedmont 7a
243
hugelkultur trees woodworking
  • Likes 12
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
So many other things to do on such a beautiful day. So many. And yet, laying in a hammock under an impossibly blue sky seems like exactly the right thing to do!

When I first got the property, I made a point of doing it for at least a few minutes each day. Now that I am here full time, I seem to have let the busyness of getting stuff done crowd out my hammock time. High time I fix that. Hope you do too!
435945D0-8F6C-4A9D-A7BB-E9E22735526B.jpeg
Hammock time
Hammock time
 
gardener
Posts: 341
Location: In view of the Chiricahua Mountains, AZ
166
dog duck forest garden fish fungi chicken cooking bee greening the desert
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
What sort of hammock do you like, Artie?
 
gardener
Posts: 2364
Location: Pacific Wet Coast
857
duck books chicken cooking food preservation ungarbage
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It actually sounds a little dangerous - I'd start thinking of cool stuff to do and make my list longer! I'd have to learn to be very zen in that hammock - no thinking allowed space.
 
Artie Scott
gardener
Posts: 657
Location: Piedmont 7a
243
hugelkultur trees woodworking
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Well Jay, you nailed it!  I already dreamed up more half-baked plans!  Kim, I have a couple of the rope hammocks in strategic creek side locations.
A8F9F9FE-5BD6-4366-AFD8-C528A2A6A33A.jpeg
[Thumbnail for A8F9F9FE-5BD6-4366-AFD8-C528A2A6A33A.jpeg]
Rope hammock
 
pollinator
Posts: 1016
Location: Pac Northwest, east of the Cascades
266
hugelkultur forest garden trees chicken wofati earthworks building solar rocket stoves woodworking homestead
  • Likes 9
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
How about the new horizontal hammocks, the AMOCK Draumr and their XL is a great step forward





That said I don't have a Draumr. Around my property I have some several hammock chairs and one Thai hand woven hammock. I definitely like having the option around my 40 acres to lounge and watch the world around me, and a hammock is a great way to do that.
 
steward & bricolagier
Posts: 5008
Location: SW Missouri
2091
goat cat fungi books chicken earthworks food preservation cooking building homestead ungarbage
  • Likes 12
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I don't have two trees to sling a hammock, so when I'm taking a break from working, I park the tractor by a tree, and sling my hammock. I had hooks welded on the tractor, they are for carrying things, but also for my hammock :)



When I used to backpack a lot I always carried a hammock, and spent a lot of time in it. Part of my life I had no bed, only a hammock in the house.
 
Devin Lavign
pollinator
Posts: 1016
Location: Pac Northwest, east of the Cascades
266
hugelkultur forest garden trees chicken wofati earthworks building solar rocket stoves woodworking homestead
  • Likes 7
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Devin Lavign wrote:Around my property I have some several hammock chairs



This is an example of one such chair, I didn't use the foot stool or the drink holder, but the hammock chair itself was nice as it was all weather.


I got this one as it is cotton rope and natural, but that is also its weakness as natural tend to break down.


I like natural, but the ability to have the 1st one out in all weather and have something left is nice.

I am planning to get more hammock chairs and regular hammocks to place around my property, that way you are never far from a good hang out.

BTW I highly recommend "tree savers" or "hammock straps"

I have Eno band


But there is a lot of different ones out there. I got those because my local hardware store sold them. The idea is they aren't stretchy (like 550 cord is), usually they have multiple loops to make it easy to hang, and very importantly they tend to kinder on tree bark.
 
gardener
Posts: 1311
Location: South of Capricorn
449
dog rabbit urban cooking writing homestead ungarbage
  • Likes 7
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have an ultralight "traveling hammock" (for use on a sailboat) made of parachute cord and fabric that folds up to the size of a good-sized grapefruit. I bought it in an Army-Navy store in Newport, RI, approximately a million years ago and have taken it around the world with me various times. I have never been sorry it took up space in my bag; it has been a portable rocking haven for colicky babies and kids with skinned knees, a place for me to take a breather when family get togethers get a bit stressful, and a nice place to take a nap and just look at the sky, the sea, the trees.
The model I have is Amazonas Traveller. A fabulous product.
 
Posts: 87
Location: 10 miles NW of Helena Montana
11
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Take time to "smell the roses"?  Of course one must do that!
I am building my final home, retired now and pushing 70, so things go a bit slower than when I was younger.
Two chairs are at my home, both outside, one out the front and one the back.
I make a point to sit for a few minutes in each every day, enjoying the view, contemplating the next project, and yes, making that dang list of things to do Much Much longer.   ;-)
Seriously, take the time to sit and enjoy your property, a real stress reliever for me.
 
Posts: 383
Location: Richwood, West Virginia
2
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Tereza Okava wrote:I have an ultralight "traveling hammock" (for use on a sailboat) made of parachute cord and fabric that folds up to the size of a good-sized grapefruit. I bought it in an Army-Navy store in Newport, RI, approximately a million years ago and have taken it around the world with me various times. I have never been sorry it took up space in my bag; it has been a portable rocking haven for colicky babies and kids with skinned knees, a place for me to take a breather when family get togethers get a bit stressful, and a nice place to take a nap and just look at the sky, the sea, the trees.
The model I have is Amazonas Traveller. A fabulous product.



$25 Amazonias Hammock on Ebay There's a $10 deal at the bottom of the page for us, um, full size guys.
 
pollinator
Posts: 1083
Location: Meppel (Drenthe, the Netherlands)
304
hugelkultur dog forest garden urban cooking bike
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
There's only place for one hammock here. But I am only one person.
My hammock isn't hanging between trees, but from the 'gallery' of the apartments above mine (ground floor with garden). It's the woven kind, with the name of the island where I bought it, Curaçao, woven in.
 
pollinator
Posts: 648
103
goat cat dog chicken composting toilet cooking food preservation pig solar wood heat homestead
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
You make a good point.  Our first summer on this property saw us sitting around more out doors and enjoying life.  I am going to have to change my routine.
 
No holds barred. And no bars holed. Except this tiny ad:
Learn Permaculture through a little hard work
https://wheaton-labs.com/bootcamp
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic