by Zoey

Hammocking: It’s What You Do

Hammocking: The act of setting up and subsequently chilling in a hammock.

verb |  ham·mock·ing  \ˈha-mək-kiŋ\

Before I came to Iowa State, I had hung out in rope hammocks in friends’ backyards or porches, but I had never seen the hammocks tied between two trees that are visible allllll over campus. Now that I’ve been a student for about two years, I can say with confidence that I am a seasoned professional when it comes to hammocking on campus. It isn’t just a rare occurrence to see a hammock set up on campus nowadays, they’re everywhere! Check it out!

Best Places to Hammock:

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Next to Lake LaVerne

Parks Library Lawn

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Central Campus (Thanks John!)

Things to do While Hammocking:

Dinner!

Dinner!

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Watch a storm roll in

HANG out

HANG out

Relax

Relax

Hammock Challenges

Up high in the trees

Up high in the trees

Quadruple Bunk! https://www.facebook.com/humansofames/?fref=ts

Quadruple Bunk! https://www.facebook.com/humansofames/?fref=ts

Hammocking on campus has become a popular way to spend free time, study, or take a quick nap between classes. There have been concerns about what the force of hammock straps can do to the trees, so check out these tips from Eagle Nest Outfitters to make sure you’re being kind to the environment while hammocking.

So grab a friend, grab a hammock, and start hammocking the days away until the end of the semester! Enjoy!

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