Hammock Do's and Don'ts

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What are some basic hammock camping safety precautions?

Hammock Do's and Don'ts

Avoid catastrophic failure of the hammock materials. Avoid tying to dead trees or other supports that could fail. Avoid long-term sunlight exposure as much as possible to prevent deterioration of nylon and polypropylene materials. Avoid tripping over the canopy guidelines. Limit hammock use to one person at a time. Avoid snagging the hammock fabric on brush, limbs, briers, rocks, etc. while making or breaking camp. Use a whistle if you set up far from the traveled path but need to attract the attention of others for help.

   

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