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Wise Owl Outfitters Portable Lightweight Parachute Nylon Fabric Hammock with Ropes and Carbines, SingleOwl, Charcoal Grey & Crimson Red


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Lay your head down on the soft bolster pillow that accompanies this 100% natural cotton rope hammock. Not only is it attractive and comfortable it's strong and durable. Use either indoors or outdoors. Either place, you'll enjoy the look, feel, and comfort of this hammock and pillow combination.

Single person cotton fabric hammock. Made of 100% eco-friendly cotton and cotton ropes, this economical hammock is compact and easy to carry and store. Attractive striped pattern, this hammock is highly recommended for camping or picnics and makes a great gift. Weight capacity is 250 lbs.

Cooper’s Cot is based on traditional maritime sleeping hammocks

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    The Aruba is the Byer Of Maine entry level hybrid polyester / cotton blend hammock. It is made of EllTex which offers superior protection from both UV and weather damage. It also features a very handy carrying case for taking your hammock along with you to the beach, the boat, or camping. Hang up an Aruba and you are ready for Hammock Season!

    In the late 19th century, the British prison system attempted to replace cots with hammocks, attaching them to the walls or bars of jail cells with large brass hooks and rings. This arrangement saved space and cut costs but only lasted until inmates discovered the hardware’s value as weapons. In the United States, meanwhile, by the turn of the century hammocks had caught on both as a leisure item for wealthy families and as a cheap, practical sleeping solution for frontier farmers. The first known mass producer of hammocks opened in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, in 1889. Less than two decades later, the suspended beds became an essential part of army physician William Gorgas’ plan to eradicate yellow fever during the construction of the Panama Canal. Hammocks could easily be enclosed in mosquito netting and also kept sleepers off the wet, insect-ridden ground.