“I sleep in the front seat of my truck. I lost my apartment because of my adopted kids. These kids out in the park I mean. I was trying to help them out with a place to stay and they got in trouble and kind of got me into trouble, too. I didn’t mind at the time. I like to get my hands dirty, volunteering and helping the homeless here in Salt Lake City. My goal is to see Al Roker here doing the homeless connection.”
“I was offered scholarships for my art. I’m not trying to toot my own horn but I like my art. I can say I’m alright at it at the very least. My mom accused me of stealing her phone and she told me she was going to throw all my stuff on the side of the house and that I had until the end of the month to come pick it up. I’m homeless I don’t even have a backpack so I had no way to go pick it up. I know she would never throw away my art though. I know it’s still there I just don’t want to talk to her right now.”
“I wake up, put my sleeping bag under a bunch of cardboard, then I come down here to the Rescue Mission and I eat lunch, and then I just walk to the library and just chill at the library. Sometimes if I go to the temp agency I can get a days work. After that I just go back to my camp spot and pull out my sleeping gear and go to sleep. Sometimes tweakers come to your camp spot and harass you during the night. One time I was in my tent and I hear this noise at 3 o’clock in the morning and there’s this guy, and he was out in the field with his machete acting like it’s like World War 3 and he’s the only soldier, ya know? And he was just going to town on the bushes and I’m like, this guy might kill me. But I just went to sleep in my tent. I’m like if he comes and kills me I don’t care. I’m so tired I’m just gonna’ go back to sleep. Good thing he never made it to my tent that night.”
“I was working for a steel company 5 years ago. I was cuttin’ steel and my eyes got so bad that it was gettin’ kinda dangerous. I told them I could do the other parts of my job but I couldn’t pick orders from the lift ‘cuz I couldn’t see them. They just let me go and I’ve been on the streets ever since.”
“I’ve been living in the park for a year and 8 months. I choose to stay out here. It’s dangerous out there and I feel safer here. I’m actually trying to get a job. I have been looking…I have family close by but I don’t talk to them right now because…I don’t know, it’s just tough. I have a disturbia family, but it’s ok. My kids are alright. I got grandbabies, too! I have 3 kids and 6 grandbabies, 3 boys and 3 girls. But I never get to see them because the family left me here in the park.”
“I was in and out of high school. I have a hard time reading books. There was one book called ‘The Key’ that I read from in jail, but I didn’t even read the whole thing. It was about global warming. The prison systems are all messed up. Our government is falling apart and there’s a lot of bad things going on in the whole world… But I’ve seen some divine miracles and things. I’ve been wandering around the streets helping people. I don’t have to be homeless. I have a mom that I can stay with, but she only lets me stay there when I’m off the drugs.”
The hammock party you are about to watch is an awesome representation of what hammocking should be all about. Just a group of friends getting together to enjoy the outdoors and build a monstrous hammock ladder! The event took place on a beautiful, sunny day in Gainesville, Florida. With the success and huge turnout they had, they are excited to plan more events every year and grow the hammock club!
If you’ve never been part of a hammock ladder, it’s a whole lot of fun! Click here to see step by step instructions on how to climb a hammock ladder, and go ahead and subscribe to our YouTube channel while you’re there!
We love the warm weather, as it provides ample opportunities for hammock camping and just hammocking in general! Living in Utah, there are so many places to see, and so many things to do, and most of these things are a lot more fun when you bring along your trusty Hobo Hammocks! Check out our Adventures Blog to see some of the places we’ve gone!
Take a look around you and find your next adventure! Don’t let anything get in your way or stop you, because that would be tragic. There’s so much awesome everywhere we go. Please go find it. When you do, you’ll think of a million more ideas of awesome things to check out. Chase them all. Surround yourself with the people you love and chase your dreams! There’s absolutely no reason not to.
I took a month long trip to Thailand a couple years ago, and it helped me see just how many amazing things are out there waiting for us. There is beauty all around. Go get it.
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First off, if you’re reading this page, you probably already have some camping experience under your belt. No doubt you’ve experienced the glory of tent camping, but how many other styles of camping have you tried out? Because there are a lot of ways to camp, you may need some guidance on variation for your next camping trips. Look no further! Introducing 10 different ways to spend the night on your next camping trip!
Ways To Camp
Tent Camping – The traditional, perhaps most well known way of getting out into mother nature. Tent technology has evolved a lot, making tents more lightweight and versatile than ever before!
RV (Motor Home) Camping – You enjoy camping but are not to eager to leave some of the amenities you’re used to. RV’s might be right up your alley. While it’s not cheap, it does allow you to say hello to mother nature without saying goodbye to the comfort of your home.
Under The Stars – For the more adventurous campers, this style of camping provides a more magical experience. Away from the light pollution of the city, you’ve got a pretty great chance of seeing shooting stars. Drift into sleep as you contemplate how small we are in this universe!
Car Camping – While it may not be the most comfortable way to go, camping out in your car is perfect for those looking for a quick trip to nature. No setup required. Immediate Escape!
Hammock Tent – A relatively new style of camping, hammock tents provide the freedom of hanging in a hammock, and the stability of camping in a tent. They’re a little more work to set up, but many say that the results are well worth the effort! Click on the picture to see some awesome hammock tents on Amazon!
Treehouse Camping – Find your inner kid again by throwing your sleeping bag up in a treehouse and spending the night. There’s something liberating about letting yourself just be a kid again, and camping out in a treehouse is a great way to put things in perspective!
Hostiles – I spent a month of my last summer in Thailand. There were hostiles everywhere. They were cheap. They were deep in the jungle. And they were perfect! While I had beds and shelter, I still was surrounded by jungle and nature. It was an experience I won’t ever forget!
Snow Cave – For the more hard core campers, this is the best way to camp in the wintertime. If you build yourself a nice igloo or snow cave, then you’ll be shocked at how warm you can stay bundled up inside this winter shelter!
Cabin – Another option for the wealthier campers out there who love feeling “home” even when out in the mountains. The cabin is a definite win and a guaranteed good time for everyone involved!
Finally, Hammock Camping – Obviously our preferred way to be outdoors! In a hammock you get comfort. Also, you can hang solo or build a hammock hive with your friends. Plus, you can cocoon yourself inside or leave it open and look out at and admire the universe. Once you throw your sleeping pad and sleeping bag inside, you can stay warm and comfortable even in lower temperatures! I personally was introduced to hammock camping about 3 years ago and I’ve never looked back. If you haven’t tried it out yet, get yourself a Hobo Hammock, and change your camping experience forever!
Ultimately, whatever method you prefer, the important thing is that you are getting out there and experiencing all that mother nature has to offer. Since adventure is out there, you should probably go get it!
Finally, if you have any other methods of camping you’ve tried out, let us know! We’d love to hear about it!
If you’ve ever asked yourself how to hang a hammock, here it is: the only hammock knot you’ll ever need! It’s an infographic made by Emily Caraballo @ Ice Design! It outlines 3 super easy steps teaching you how to tie the only knot you’ll ever need for your hammock. This knot is useful for a whole slew of other things, too. It’s super easy to tie, and even easier to untie. Check it out!
Pretty easy, right? Just in case you have any questions, here’s a step-by-step hammock knot video: How To Hang a Hammock!
Hammock Knot video dialogue
“Today I’m gonna’ show you the only knot you’ll ever need for your hammock. You take your webbing, and you’re gonna’ thread it through the top, down through the biner, and then pull it off to the right.
Once you get that to the desired length, you’re going to take the tale of the webbing and flip it over the top of the webbing, just like this to the left there. You started going down, know you’re going to come back up with the webbing and pull a little loop through the loop you just made.
So you see right there you’ve got a loop and you’ve got a tail. You can put as much weight as you want on that. It’s not going to budge. The great thing is that as soon as you wanna’ untie this. All you gotta’ do is grab the tail end of the knot, and you just pull on it and that comes right out and you’re free quick and easy.
So I use that knot on my carabiners. You can see here I’ve got my hammock strung up using that modified clove hitch. You can also use it to tie the tree end. I have the metal clamps that I just threaded it through so I don’t need to do that here but it’s just as easy. So now that we’ve got that knot let’s go ahead and test it out, make sure it’ll hold me up.
So you can see here I’m in the hammock no problem. Suspended off the ground. Got those loops holding me up. Now the great thing is when you wanna’ get out, just grab that tail, pull, like I told ya’ earlier, really easy to get it down. Quick setup, quick takedown, this knot is AWESOME!
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Check it out! We’ve added 3 new hammock colors to our flawless collection. And guess what, we’re gonna’ keep on growing. And we’ve got a huge surprise in store for you! Just wait ’til you see it, it’s gonna’ blow you away! In the meantime, take a look at our current selection!
Whether you’re looking for a nap between classes or a weekend getaway, Hobo Hammocks are the perfect solution to all your hanging needs! Remember, every purchase comes with 2 sturdy 10 foot long hanging straps, and we provide a meal to the homeless with every single hammock we sell!