A bivouac hammock weighs only a few hundred grams. Robustness is not its strong point. Badly used, it deteriorates very quickly. With some precautions, it can nevertheless be continued for a long time.
In the middle of the jungle, a band of adventurers cut its way to the machete. After several days of progression, they are in a remote and very wild area. In the evening they climb their bivouac. Sliding into his hammock, Indi in an instant finds himself on the ground. His poorly maintained hammock just broke. The possibility of sleeping on the ground does not enchant it, and when one knows the kind of fauna sometimes teeming and unfriendly that walks on the soil of a tropical or equatorial forest, one understands it.
– Euhh Kiki, we took a spare hammock?
– Well no !
– You gotta fix it, is there glue?
– No more…
– Ouinnnnn !!!!
– Calm down ! We will make an emergency hammock with your tarpaulin.
– Phew, saved thanks Kiki!
To avoid this difficult scenario, you must try to spare your hammock. A best nylon hammock, when it has a snag, tears in the same way that a stocking is made. Here are some precautions to take: Continue reading “Maintaining Your Hammock”