August 24, 2011

Hammock Afternoons

First off, hammocks are great. If you don't have one - you should get one. Nothing compares to rocking back and forth, weightlessly, under the shining sun. Throw in a river or waterfall, some peace & quiet, and a good book and you'll have what I like to call a "Hammock Afternoon". I opted for something a tad different than the conventional woven hammock. I purchased an ENO Double Nest. They are made from a breathable and cooling parachute material. The breeze blows through it on a warm day. If this sounds slightly familiar, I have blogged about my hammock before, here.

The setup is quick and easy. Find two trees. Wrap a Slap Strap (photographed below) around each. Connect each end of the hammock to an access points on each Slap Strap. Hop in. A convenient side pocket holds a drink, book, and camera. You don't even have to get up.

Here are some shots I took the other day. Let me know what you think.

















4 comments:

smokymountainflyfishing said...

I have my ENO hammock and straps in the truck at all times. After a day of fishing, an hour in the hammock is awesome!

Love the blog!

Backwoods Plaid said...

They rock don't they? I haven't been able to use it as much as I'd like - mainly because I lived in Boston for the last two years. Glad to be back where I have the outdoors at my doorstep.

Thanks for the kind words.

Beth said...

This reminds me of the White Mtn National Forest, but I'm guessing it's somewhere in Maine.

Backwoods Plaid said...

Hey Beth,

You are correct - I found a secret little spot in Southern Maine!