Hammocks are fun. Actually, they’re more than fun. They’re a staple of summer, the best season of the year that’s finally upon us. 

What’s great about hammocks is their duality - they can be rugged and adventurous (let’s say, if you’re using them to take a rest in the middle of an intense hike), or smooth and relaxing (if your idea of an adventure is going inside and coming back out to sit in the hammock with a glass of lemonade). 

There’s only one problem with hammocks, and this ‘problem’ doesn’t even have to do with the hammock itself. What happens when you want to use your nylon hammock, but can’t for the life of you find two perfectly spaced trees? 

They say the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second-best time is today. If you’re more interested in an instantly-gratifying solution, read on. We’ve got some ideas for you. 

Safety First!

Before we get into it, let’s pause to spend a minute on safety. When using any hammock - even the best hammock (like ours) - you have to always make sure that you’re utilizing sturdy anchor points that can each hold at least 500 pounds. It’s even better if these anchor points can hold more than that, just to be safe. 

If you’re attaching your hammocks to vehicles, make sure that ALL hammocks and ALL hammock straps are removed before you drive off. You don’t want to cause a bungee effect and have something come ricocheting towards your car; that would be the opposite of relaxing. 

One final note: When you’re setting up your hammock, make sure you set it up to hang 18 inches off the ground. If you position it to hang too high, that can cause a risk for falling, and falling means injuries. Once again, the opposite of relaxing. 

Using Your Vehicle

Speaking of using your vehicle - here’s how to do it. We’ve already discussed the safety measures, but you probably need to know how to set it up in order to be completely safe. 

Let’s say that there’s one tree in your general vicinity and it’s in the perfect position for hammocking. But therein lies the problem...there’s only one tree. 

Don’t give up your prime spot and start driving around to look for a more densely-wooded area. You’ve got all you need right in front of you - your car and a single tree. All you have to do is attach one of the hammock straps to your rooftop rack, and attach the other side to the tree. Voila! You have a perfect setup right there. 

No trees at all in the ideal hammocking spot? That’s no problem, either, as long as you’ve got a buddy with you - a buddy with a car, that is. You can create ‘trees’ of your own by hanging your hammock between the rooftop racks of both vehicles. There you go, you’ve got it made. 

One-Tree Solutions

How to hang a hammock with one tree isn’t as difficult as it might seem. Like we mentioned above, there’s always the tree-to-vehicle solution. But let’s say that, for some reason, you can’t get your car parked close enough to this tree. Or maybe you didn’t bring a car at all, and you’re on a solo hike - and you happen to run into a solo tree. 

No problem. We’ve still got an option for you, and all it takes is some ingenuity and a few branches. If the tree is big enough, you might be able to hang your hammock from branch-to-branch. But here’s a word to the wise: Make sure those branches are sturdy enough to hold your weight. The last thing you want is one (or both) of them to snap and send you toppling to the ground. Use good judgment before trying out this method. 

Backyard Solutions

If you’re not interested in the rough and rugged lifestyle and would rather enjoy swinging in a hammock in one place at all times, then this section is for you. Some of us just like to have our hammocks in the backyard, in a place where we never have to move them, in a place we know that will work and is comfortable. And there’s nothing wrong with that. 

If you’re looking to enjoy your nylon hammock within the comfort of your own space, then we’ve got your solution. Since it’s your backyard and you can decide what you want to do with it, you can install posts. Install them 12 feet apart from each other, using 4”x4” beams. All you have to do is dig down about 1.5-2 feet, use concrete to hold the posts in place, then install heavy-duty hardware for attaching your hammock straps. This is a one-and-done deal for something that will last forever (thanks to our hammocks’ lifetime warranty). 

A hammock in your backyard is something that you can enjoy while hanging out outdoors with family, friends, and neighbors. Everyone is going to want to give it a go, trust us.

Indoor Solutions

If you thought that hanging a hammock was only possible outside, you’ve got another thing coming. They make great furniture for your living room, bedroom, or sun porch - with all of the varying colors and patterns of our TrunkTech Hammock, these guys are sure to vibe with any style of decor. How to hang a hammock in a bedroom is by no means difficult - just wait and see how easy it is. 

Indoor Hammock Hanging

All you have to do is attach mounting hardware to your walls (you can make this a lot easier by using a stud finder!) or ceiling joists. Measure your space and the hammock you’ll be using to make sure that it’ll fit, then you’re good to go. You’ve got a permanent (and unique) space for chilling out, right in your very own home. 

The End-All-Be-All Solution

So, you don’t have a single tree, no vehicle, no posts, and no walls? No worries. You can still relax and enjoy the hammock life just like everyone else. 

How to put up a hammock without trees is simple: All you need to do is get a Hangout Hammock Stand. This hammock is free-standing, you can take it anywhere, and it’s just as good as any other kind of hammock - with tons more options on where to put it! 

hammock stand

 Hammock Life

If you’re creative (which we know for a fact that all of you are), you can find a way to hang your hammock wherever you go. And when you find a way to hang your hammock, you can enjoy chilling out by yourself or with friends - indoors or outdoors - wherever life takes you. 

Grand Trunk Staff