Guide and instructions on the subject of hammocks.
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What are the components of a traditional hammock and what features are important?
Parts of the hammock
- Hanging loops (the two ends)
- Suspension cords (hold the weight in the hammock)
- Lying surface (in contact with the skin)
- Overall length (which hammock frame fits)
- Length and width of the lying surface (can I lie crosswise in the hammock)
- Material (how comfortable does the hammock feel on the skin)
- Weight (how much material was used, how expensive is the hammock, how easy is the hammock to transport)
Hammocks are not without danger, please observe these 7 safety instructions before use.
1. hang at knee height and remove objects underneath
The lowest point of the hammock must not be higher than knee height (see 4 Hanging rules).
Make sure that there are no objects under the hammock.
2. test load capacity
Before you climb into the hammock, you should lean your full weight on the center of the hammock. This allows you to check whether the knot and the suspension are holding.
3. be careful with belts and buttons
Before getting in, check whether buttons, zippers or belts on the body can damage the fabric of the hammock. If too many threads of a mesh hammock break, it becomes unusable. Better take off your shoes.
4. observe maximum load
Observe the maximum load capacity of the hammock and especially the suspension. Please note that not all building materials and trees are equally resilient.
5. do not get in with your feet
Especially if children are using the hammock: Never jump into the hammock feet first.
To get in safely, sit carefully in the middle of the hammock.
6. do not stand on the hammock or put your head through the suspension ropes
Never try to stand up in the hammock or put your head through the suspension cords of the hammock (risk of strangulation).
Parents should supervise their children in the hammock.
7. do not attach the hammock to pillars
Hanging a hammock from an unstable tree, pillar or post can be very dangerous.
If the object falls over, it falls directly onto you and can be fatal.
The incredibly old history of the hammock will change your understanding of the hammock forever
Why some people prefer to sleep in a hammock rather than a bed.
To enjoy a Sleeping hammock in your own home, you need to attach it to the wall or ceiling.
|Room big enough?||With the help of 2 friends and the 4 hanging rules, you can check anywhere in the room to see if there is room for the hammock.|
|Wall or ceiling?||Wall mounting is suitable for all hammocks, but if the hammock is wider than you, we recommend ceiling mounting.|
|The 4 hanging rules||The hammock hangs correctly if (1) it sags like a banana, (2) the suspension is symmetrical, (3) the lowest point of the hammock is at knee height and (4) there is enough space to swing.|
|The hanging angle||The hanging angle determines the curvature of the hammock. It influences the load on the suspension and the optimum lying position in the hammock.|
|Wall or ceiling stable enough?||To attach a hammock to the ceiling or wall, you need to make sure that the ceiling or wall is sufficiently stable. You should not drill into a cover and check with a dull, full knock whether the wall is load-bearing.|
|Matching hanging accessories||The suitable mounting depends on the building material. Sometimes a plastic dowel is sufficient, sometimes injection mortar is required.|
|Drill holes||You can determine the position of the drill holes with the help of two friends. When drilling, you must pay attention to power lines and reinforced concrete.|
|For wooden beams||Fastening is very simple with load-bearing wooden beams. Pre-drill, screw in the screw, done!|
|For concrete ceiling or solid brick wall|
|For perforated bricks or aerated concrete|