How To Set Up A Hammock

Camping is indeed one of the best getaways on a holiday, vacation or whenever you, your friends, or your family have lots of free time.

It is considered to be one of the cheapest way to be with nature while at the same time enjoying your time with them. It is easy, inexpensive and convenient that’s why several people plan their camping trips with their love ones.


How To Set Up A Hammock

Camping might sound this good but there are certain things you need to prepare beforehand to fully enjoy the experience and one of them is setting up a hammock. In this article, we will help you with the things you need to consider and prepare before you properly set up a hammock at your chosen camping site.

Many people have experienced camping in a tent and guess what, not all of them have gone home talking about how good it has been. Sure, for some, it might turn out good given that they have found a good setting to start with.

However, it is not the case all the time. Imagine that tiny creatures that crawl beneath you? Can you endure sleeping on a ground full of rocks and insects? I bet you won’t enjoy that.

As such, people have discovered a new way to enjoy camping without having to experience all this using a tent. Being able to set up a hammock is crucial if you want to enjoy your relaxation. Thus, we have come to help you on how you are going to do this. Read more below for the steps!

Things you will need to set up a hammock

  • Hammock
  • Ropes
  • Tree straps
  • Hammock hardware
  • Hammock stand

Basically, setting up a hammock is very easy as counting one to three. If you are successful in following these steps that we listed, we are sure that you will enjoy your camping using your hammock.


In setting up your hammock, you have to pick for the “best” location. Yes, we say the “best” because there are many of them that can be ideal for your hammock but there must be one which is the best among all of them. So what really are the characteristics of the “best” location for your hammock.

First of all, there must be a couple of trees that is 4-5 meters apart from each other. These trees must be sturdy enough as they will serve as support when you are in your hammock.

Also, you might want to consider if the location where you are placing your hammock is good for sleeping and relaxation. After all, it is the most important thing when you are camping.


After finding for the “best” location, next thing you will need to do is to tie your hammock to these sturdy trees. When doing this, you have to take note of the height of your hammock to the trees.

When the trees are farther apart, you will need to tie your hammock higher. Moreover, keep in mind the angle in which you are positioning your hammock. You can also try the 30 degree angle to the tree.


The final stage is when you decide your hanging method. There are a lot of options for this step. Most of the hammocks come with ropes so you can use it in tying up your hammock. However, you can always opt for other choices. Tree straps or also called “tree huggers” are the easiest and simplest alternative way to use in tying your hammock to the tree.

It is known for being adjustable and is light in weight so you can bring it anywhere you like. It can also be used for posts. A hanging hardware is also becoming popular nowadays. For this you need 2 wall anchors, 2 chains with a length of approximately 1.5 feet and 2 hooks. It is good for adjusting the hammock effortlessly.

Last thing you might want to try is the hammock stand. All you need to do is to hang your hammock to the stand and it’s done.

Camping is such a wonderful experience!

Imagine spending your time with precious people. There will never be greater than that for sure! Of course, for your camping trip enjoyment, bringing with you your hammock as well as other equipment needed will bring much more fun to the experience!

Find for that perfect place, set up your hammock and enjoy the rest of the day with it. It is easy as that as long as you followed our tips and guidelines in this article.

Have you enjoyed reading the tutorial? We hope so as we are always happy to help people enjoy their camping experience! Do you have something going on in your mind right now? Don’t worry, we’ll be glad to hear about it in the comment section. Thanks for reading!

About the Author Abby Moore

My name is Abby Moore and I have always loved the outdoors. In the past, I would spend hours wandering from the ocean to the forest. These days I am lucky enough to be able to go on great camping adventures all over the world and share my experiences here on Below The Tent.

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