This past weekend one of my brothers, his son, my son and myself went hammping (hammock camping) at Lost Maples State Natural Area in the hill country of South Texas. We had a blast.
When we devised this trip I made a couple of rules
Rule 1: you must make your own hammock. My son and I made them from king size sheets. My brother and his son made them from fabric left over from a drapery job at my Mom's drapery business.
Rule 2: no packs. You have to use your hammock as your pack. This worked but it was a pain in the shoulders...literaly. We used the ropes that suspend the hammock as the shoulder straps. It's a 2 mile hike into the site. By that time the ropes were cutting into our shoulders pretty good. This was a good sign that we all brought too much stuff. Next time we will pack lighter but we will also use our packs Yep...we are wusses!
My son Nathan and I sitting in a cool rock formation
My son taking a nap after a long day of hiking and fishing
My view hangin in the trees
My hangin spot
My son's hangin spot
My brother hangin in the trees after a long day of hiking
My nephew hangin in the trees. He slept in his hammock one night then made a debris shelter to sleep in the second night.
Lots of fun!