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Hammock Camping: The Complete Guide to Greater Comfort, Convenience and Freedom Paperback – May 15, 2003
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The author's intent to convert the reader into a hammock lover is a bit overdone at times, though.Read more ›
I first got interested in hammocks when traveling to equatorial South America where they are used extensively for sleeping. They are a great idea! In this country about the only camping hammock was the old WWII Jungle Hammock, which you can still buy at the Army Surplus Store.
Ed manufactures his own line of hammocks, but in this book and on his web site, he gives complete instructions on how to build your own hammock. It is obvious that his goal is to promote hammock camping. It must have worked because there are now over 21 manufacturers of camping hammocks and the number is rapidly growing!
You can't show me a better book on the topic, because I don't there is another book available on this topic. The closest is Ray Jardine's book on ultralight camping, but he is decidedly not a promoter of hammocks.
The advantages of hammock camping are so great that I will probably never do any tent camping again. Ed Speer's book taught me a lot. His advice on cold weather hammocking is particularly useful. I do mostly winter hammock camping.
If you are at all curious about hammock camping or buying a camping hammock, but this book. It is solid information.
This is one of those books that you can read numerous times and still glean more information with each reading. Once you switch from your tent to a hammock, you'll never go back!
I started reading right away, I just could not put it down. The little side notes within each chapter was great as it was from contributors. A lot of good suggestions and instructional information. I highly recommend this book for people just starting out in hammocks as I am.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love reading this book. It helped me improve upon my hammock setup and enjoy camping even more now.Published 11 months ago by Rob S.
This book is a little dated, but it is still a good read. Not much of it really is suited to today. Still, I enjoyed reading through it.Published on February 3, 2014 by IndyOutdoors
This was not in perfect condition, but it was in much better condition than I had expected. It was listed as damaged with shelving wear and tear, but it was in really good... Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by Adam Spahn
I have two good Hammock Camping Books and decided to order Speer's book. I was terribly dissapointed. Read morePublished on April 27, 2013 by Steve P
The only thing not realized is that even though this book is good for beginners I realized that there are so many better resources on the internet from multiple post and blogs... Read morePublished on February 11, 2013 by IPhone junkie
great book all about hammock camping and the best way to "Hang Out"
when camping in the woods or in hiking situations. Read more
this is a very informative book, if you like camping,espescially hammock camping,this book is for you. it even explains how to make your own hammock.Published on March 12, 2011 by scratch