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“Yesterday we went on a 7.2 mile hike and on the way down the mountain we ran into a little problem. A random hiker’s dog was struck with heat exhaustion with 3 miles left to go and couldn’t make the rest of the hike."
For your listening pleasure, ENO has created a “Happy Hammock Days” playlist on Spotify!  Stream here for an instant mood booster and follow us on Spotify to see what we’re listening to at ENO HQ!
I have been visiting Helen, GA since I was a kid. It is a quaint little German-themed town nestled in North Georgia. You can “Shoot the Hooch”, fly fish, camp, shop, hike to Anna Ruby Falls, or just enjoy a nice lunch by the river.
Hammocks have recently exploded into the market recently for backpackers, travelers, outdoorsmen, and backyard users.  Thanks to their versatility, popularity is growing as people continue to buy hammocks. If you’re like me, you bought one and either brought it home that day or waited anxiously for it to arrive in the mail.  You may have read or seen a video on how to properly set one up so you can use it right way, but when I got mine I just went for it and tried to set it up without previous instruction.  Here are three tips I wish I had known before attempting to hang for the first time:   Strap Height This is the most important tip that I wish I had known.  How high up on a tree you attach the straps at does matter.  My first attempt ever to set up a hammock was about 5 minutes after UPS dropped it off, and it ended with me laying on our deck  since the straps were so low to the ground, and the natural sag led me to the ground the second I laid in the hammock.  Always great for your head.   Distance Matters How far...
So…you live in a big city and think there’s nowhere to hammock?  Think again! Sometimes the best place to hammock is the place where no one else thinks is possible.
If you’re like me than your schedule is jammed Monday through Friday between a full-time job, dog park playdates, grocery shopping, cleaning the gutters, and finding time to sleep. It’s easy to get caught up in a hectic lifestyle (busy means productive, right?) and forget to appreciate what is around you. So often I find myself wishing the weekend would come faster so I could spend some quality time in my hammock in a fun park or by the water. But in reality, there’s so much hammocking that can be done right in your own backyard (literally) that doesn’t require a lot of time or planning. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your hammock during the week:   1. Hammock on Lunch Look around. Are there any trees outside your building or home? If so, pack up your lunch and take it to go! Put your hammock in a nice shady spot near work, home, or school and enjoy an outdoor picnic. An hour of fresh air, good food, and a relaxing atmosphere will leave you refreshed and ready to take on the rest of your day!   2. Hammock and Binge Watch Next time...
There are times that I love to hammock by myself to get away and clear my mind, think and dream. What I enjoy the most about hammocking though is the community that it builds.  Hammocking with friends is a great way to spend a morning, afternoon or evening together. A few items to include on your day trip when you go out with your friends are:   A Frisbee Link Here Even if you don’t want to play ultimate Frisbee while you are out, just tossing and catching the frisbee can create an environment where everyone is involved and gets you moving either before or after you have been laying in your hammock.   Moleskine Link Here Need to slow down and write? This Moleskine is an easy addition to your bag so that you can pen down your thoughts or use it as a sketchpad.   Throw Blanket Sometimes if there is a slight breeze, this blanket adds a great layer to the hammock to take the edge off the cold. Try to find a blanket that packs down so that it doesn’t take up too much room in your car or bag. ENO offers a variety of hammocks...
For backpackers, travelers, and outdoor enthusiasts, packing light can be a challenge when you are traveling away from hostels and hotels for days at a time, or even just for quick overnight hikes with family and friends. Packing light puts less strain on your body and allows you to enjoy the time in the outdoors. A hammock provides a packing solution that is smaller than a tent and allows you to not only pack lighter, but sleep comfortably off of the hard ground so there is no need for any extra material. Here are my top three reasons to own a hammock:   1. Ease of Use: Hammocks are simple to setup and take only minutes to pack and unpack while you are on the go. These simple designs are fool proof and will have your home for the night hanging from the trees in no time. Now you can sit around the fire longer, and enjoy your time outdoors, and be thankful that there’s no more fumbling with rods for your tent.   2. Weight and Size: Hammocks are incredibly light. ENO’s DoubleNest weighs in at only 19oz, or just over one pound. The Atlas Straps used to suspend the hammock, my...
Our friends at the Hammock Initiative have done something pretty cool.  The group dedicated to “global chillout” through hammocking held a Sway Day on May 30, 2015.  Over 300 people came to Fargo’s Island Park in Fargo, North Dakota to join in on the hammocking fun!  Check out the video recap of the event here: Visual Manifesto of Sway from Hammock Initiative on Vimeo.

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