The simplest way to use hammocks as a couple or with a team is to use individual hammocks and then pitch them side-by-side or in a “V” formation and share a tarp. The benefits of this arrangement include 1) getting a hammock that fits you and that meets your needs, 2) not being disturbed when your partner moves, 3) more flexibility in setting up camp with less limitations on finding perfect anchor points, and 4) having a solo shelter if/when you need it.
Acquisition of the remaining tropical hardwood hammocks outside of the Florida Keys is now almost complete, although the Dade County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program still has a few ongoing projects. Dade County should be encouraged to complete these acquisitions as soon as possible. In the Florida Keys, land acquisition is still ongoing through CARL and the Monroe County Land Authority (C.R. Kruer, Florida Audubon Society, personal communication 1998). The CARL program has several active projects in the Florida Keys, and should be encouraged to complete its purchases there as soon as possible. In addition, identification and mapping of remaining hardwood hammock parcels has been performed in the Keys where nearly 500 individual hammock parcels greater than about 1.62 hectares (4.0 acres) in size have been mapped and described (McNeese 1996). These parcels range from the large contiguous hammocks that remain on North Key Largo to small patches of hammock that remain within developed subdivisions. Even the small patches are important in a landscape context as they often contain rare and unique plants and offer refugia to birds and animals within developed areas.
Wider and longer hammocks are often more comfortable, and the ENO DoubleNest is no exception. The stretchy parachute nylon fabric feels great, even against bare skin, and the added width when compared to the SingleNest make cocooning in the hammock easier. While we don't recommend camping as a couple in any hammock, we found that lounging as a pair is easy and enjoyable in the DoubleNest. When hammock camping with a significant other, we enjoyed being able to wake up and sip coffee in a double together and curl up in our sleeping bags at sunset before crashing in individual hammocks. The real beauty of a double is in the ability for one or two people to lounge in it, and one person to sleep.
Chilling out at the lakeside or woods means getting together and so why should you let individual hammock separate the group? Sure. You can try finding trees that happens to be clustered close together to set up several hammocks as close as possible, but seriously, what are the odds that you will find the trees in your favor? Instead of relying on odds or hunting around for the perfectly located trees, by Treble Hammocks lets you group hang hammocks between trees in any configuration up to 30 feet (9 meters) apart.