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    Post Rocking History of Hammocks!

    The Maya and other indigenous peoples crafted hammocks out of tree bark or plant fibers. Suspended beds prevented contact with the dirty ground and offered protection from snakes, rodents and other poisonous or simply pesky creatures.

    Christopher Columbus was introduced to the hamaca (hammock) during his travels at the end of the 15th Century by the Taino Indians, a Haitian tribe. It has been always thought that Columbus and his men became the first Europeans to glimpse—and perhaps experience—the hammock when they noticed their widespread use in the Bahamas. They brought several examples of the woven sleeping nets back to Spain. Hammocks actually dates back more than 1,000 years ago to Central America, far before Columbus was alive.

    The word Hammock comes from a Taíno culture Arawakan word (Haiti) meaning "fish net".

    A study conducted by a team of Swiss researchers found that a swinging motion synchronizes brain waves, allowing people to doze off faster and attain a deeper state of sleep. Their results also support the ancient—and still very much alive—tradition of rocking children to sleep. Hammocks totally Rock our World!

    Read more about Rocking History of Hammocks!

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    BRAZILIAN Style - Storing and Tying up Hammocks!

    Here is a Video I did on how the Brazilians tie up their hammock and roll it away! Also a short video on the history of Hammocks!

    Check it out if the video doesn't show up!

    Last edited by Denis Bailey; 04-12-2013 at 10:24.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denis Bailey View Post
    Here is a Video I did on how the Brazilians tie up their hammock and roll it away! Also a short video on the history of Hammocks!
    Dennis,

    I loved seeing the two different stow methods you showed in that video. I'll have to keep them in mind next time I'm out & about with my hammock.

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    cool! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laziboie View Post
    cool! Thanks!
    You are Welcome!

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    That was a fun video to watch. Thank you for sharing.
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    Thanks for posting that awesome video Denis!! Welcome to the forums!!!
    "He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man." Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

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    Hey Denis,

    Welcome to the forum. That was a great and informative video, Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Take care,
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    You all are most certianly welcome! I will be making more and have made a few more...check them out on my blog http://amazonhammock.blogspot.com.br/

    Happy Rocking!

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