Hanging a Mayan Hammock
Hanging a Mayan hammock is extremely easy, with a few simple pieces of equipment a Mayan Hammock can be hung just about anywhere, the two most important things to remember about hanging a Mayan Hammock are, its not an exact science, in fact its extremely flexible, and secondly, where there is a will there is a way. Mayan Hammock are so easy to hang you can find them just about anywhere including the beach, the park, sail boats, dorm rooms, gardens, porches or anywhere you can find two trees.
The following article will give you some guidelines for hanging your Mayan hammock, but please feel free to get creative, the portable nature of the Mayan Hammocks means you can take it to the most interesting locations.
GETTING INTO A MAYAN HAMMOCK
Sit with your back to the hammock, as if you are about to sit on a chair. Reach behind you and spread out the hammock before sitting. This ensure you make full use of the space and your weight is distributed evenly. Now sit down and lay back NEVER climb in feet first.
GETTING OUT OF A MAYAN HAMMOCK
Swing your legs over the side and sit up. Then standing hold the edges of the hammock and push yourself up and off.
FINDING AN ANGLE
The most comfortable way is at an angle, this allows you to lie flat with better distribution of weight, lessening tension, and supporting your back for complete comfort. Some of the wide hammocks (Large and XXL) are best when lying across the center Large hammocks can sit two people in a variety of positions. You can experiment and find your favorite.
GETTING THE HANG OF IT
INSIDE THE HOUSE
ON A PORCH: Hang the mayan hammock from wall studs or ceiling beams. Find center of stud or beam and with a power drill screw in hooks. Then hang the hammock. You can use a rope to compensate the extra distance.
OUTSIDE THE HOUSE: Use side of house or garage. You can use strong fence post, and plant your own post across from it. You may also use available trees, or one tree and one post. If there are'nt trees or usable walls, place two posts the correct distance apart and hang your mayan hammock between them. Post must be 8 ft long and holes dug 2-3 ft deep so posts stand above grounds 5-6 ft. Use cement to secure.
FROM TREES: Use hooks if trees can take them without damage; or tie rope around trunk or strong branch.
SAIL BOATS: May be hung from mast to forestay, we recomend the nylon mayan hammocks or caribbean mayan hammocks made from polyester for use on boats as these are much more durable in marine conditions .
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