What is a hammock?
Everybody knows what a hammock is right? Well just in case you’ve been living under a rock all your life a hammock is a sling made of fabric, rope or netting that is suspended between two or more points that is used for swinging, sleeping or resting.
I’ll bet that you didn’t know that Columbus not only discovered the new world but also discovered the hammock. In a narrative from his first voyage, says “A great many Indians came to the ship today for the purpose of bartering their cotton, and hamacas(spanish word for hammock), or nets it which they sleep”.
Types of Hammocks
There seems to be 3 basic categories. Rope – Fabric – String
Other Cool Hammocks
Popular Hammock Materials:
Hammocks can be made out of rope, canvas, nylon, cotton and the infamous polyester. They can also be quilted and pillow top. Don’t forget your hammock pillow.
Of course there are hammock accessories. Everything from hammock straps, hammock stands, portable hammock stands. hammock stand wheel kits, hammock mosquito nets, hammock pillows, hammock pads, hammock hanging drink and tablet holder, drink holder stakes, and a hammock caddy drink holder.