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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...
Super educator and hammock enthusiast Stephen Mullaney emailed us a few weeks ago asking us if we were aware of the educational lessons you can give using an ENO Hammock! Naturally we were more than interested, and he was kind enough to write some of them down for us. So, for all you teacher folk – official or not – here are 3 awesome lessons you can give to your kids using an ENO! Enjoy! Math Concepts: Focus: Shapes, attributes, teamwork and communication Materials: ENO Hammocks, shape flashcards that are grade level and task appropriate Levels: Grades k-5, math remediation, ESL, EC , Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy Suggested Procedure 1. Clear an area and have groups get into a circle around ENO hammock (in stuff sack). 2. Ask for a volunteer from, each group,  and have them choose a flashcard. 3. Volunteer returns to group, and is not allowed to share the information on the card with the group. 4. The volunteer can only describe the shape on the card using attributes, comparisons or similes. 5. When the instructor says “go” each group unpacks ENO hammock and starts to build the shape. 6. When groups are finished each group shares their shape (museum style). 7....

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