Maybe I'm getting old. Maybe I've been overly influenced by those images of the dad in Calvin and Hobbes or Homer Simpson. Perhaps it's those memorable times I've spent in Latin America, where they really know how to use 'em. Or maybe - hopefully not, but maybe - it's all those completely and horribly generic Father's Day cards I have to pick through each June to find the right one for my dad.
But, I think a hammock is a damn fine way to spend a summer evening, and every man should have one.
One of the best parts of a long summer weekend is snoozing in the hammock. This exceptional hammock stand is a great looking addition to the patio, and will definitely host plenty of lazy summer naps.
Now this is one cool tent. Part hammock and part tent, the Tentsile is suspended in the air by anchoring it high up to three trees (and one anchor in the ground). While it seemed a little outlandish to me at first, this design makes total sense for people camping in places with uneven or muddy ground. Or for people that decide to camp above viper pits too I suppose.
I've been scheming a DIY hammock for months. There's a set of trees in the green space near my building that's perfect for one, and I've been thinking through how to go about it? Sew a panel from outdoor fabric? Weave rope into a grid of knots? Then there's the supports? Wood? Does it need to be curved? Can't you just buy a kit somewhere?