When a friend and I were driving to Napier from Vancouver, we stopped for a quick meal in the area.
He had a backpack with him, which I also had.
I noticed he had an old tent, a hammocks, and a tent trailer.
He explained that he had been camping for over a year, and that he and his wife were getting tired of the same old campsite.
So, he asked me if I wanted to buy him a hammocking tent for the weekend.
“I’m sure you have all the equipment you need for a hammocker tent,” I replied.
He agreed, and I drove to the site where he could put the tent up.
“Oh, my God, this is perfect!”
I thought to myself, “Wow, this guy really knows how to build a hammOCK!”
I grabbed a tent and a trailer and we headed to Napiers beach.
It was a little after 10 p.m. on a Friday afternoon, and it was freezing cold.
I had my pack on and a hat in the backseat, and we started off for the first time in the morning.
The first thing we did was look at each other.
We both looked at eachother and laughed, “I hope you don’t mind, but I am not allowed to sleep in the hammock!”
I am so thankful for this friend, because we both have a hard time sleeping in hammocks.
If I had known that I could have done this, I probably wouldn’t have bought him a new tent.
The tent was big, and made for two people.
It had a nice sleeping surface, and he told me he would use it.
We sat in the tent for a couple of hours, and the next day, we went back to our original camping spot.
We spent the next couple of days in the same spot, and then, we decided to get more creative.
I was so happy when I decided to put the hammocks in a tent.
We bought a tent that would fit my three people, and put the sleeping surface on top.
I used a heavy canvas and fabric mattress that I had lying around the campground.
I also bought a hammocked backpack and a backpack tent, and took them all with me on our first camping trip.
We got back to Napies beach and found the same park, but we had a little different setup.
We used a hammok tent, so we were able to sleep on the ground instead of in the tents.
I think we spent about $1.50 on the hammocked hammock, and for the next two weeks we slept in the campsite in the park.
We went back the next weekend and found a similar setup.
After about a week, we made another change.
We decided to sleep under a hammoo tent.
I started using a tent pole to strap my sleeping bag to my back, and added a mattress on top of it.
This helped us get the sleep that we wanted.
Our campsite was pretty much the same as before, but it was much better for us, and our sleeping surface was a bit bigger and less flimsy.
I ended up spending about $2.50 in the camping supplies, and about $3.00 for the hammocking hammock.
We are very happy with our new setup, and now we are camping every weekend.
We have not noticed any major differences.
Our biggest downside is that the hammOCKs are really uncomfortable.
We only slept in one hammock this weekend, and in the other, we slept on the floor.
We had to put on a little extra weight to keep the hammOcks from sliding around on the mattress.
I am happy to have finally found a hammOck that is comfortable enough to sleep with and is sturdy enough to keep from sliding.
But, if you are a hammOS, it is still a good option.
I love that you can buy a camping hammock that can be tent pole or hammock style.
I have also noticed that the price is a bit lower than a hammOLOCK, and if you plan to buy one, you might want to look for one that is a hammOGO, as well.
I hope you enjoy this article as much as I did writing it.