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DIY Hammock Pillow Instructions

Making your own hammock pillow is easy. It can also be used as a multi-use stuff sack, pillow cover, or other uses.

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9 thoughts on “DIY Hammock Pillow Instructions”

  1. Made one this weekend. Filled with extra down and synth down in a nylon bag that’s goes inside the outer shell, an old tee shirt. All left over items from previous builds. Great easy build.

  2. Hi!

    I’m glad to see this site is still active.

    We have yet to use the camping hammocks we requested and received for Christmas 2018. In the meantime, we are going to hang a hammock on our balcony. The walls are just the right distance apart.

    A major question I have, one that comes up every time I consider a night in the hammock but have never seen answered online, is what about front sleepers? I have never, in more than 5 decades of life, been able to spend a night on my back, except possibly after abdominal surgery, but definitely not during pregnancy with a 9-lb baby. I can doze on my back, but for serious sound sleeping, I roll onto my stomach every time.

    Every illustration or discussion I’ve seen of how to sleep in a hammock assumes that we will sleep on our backs or, at most, curl to one side. What about the front sleepers??

    1. When I first started hammock camping I felt much as you do now. In a regular bed or when camping on the ground I couldn’t stand sleeping on my back for long and preferred my side or stomach. To my surprise, my first time in a hammock changed my entire life afterwards: I slept on my back the entire night! The hammock took out all the pressure points and I had the most amazing sleep, waking up fresh. I later learned that back sleeping is one of the most healthy ways to sleep for your body. Side sleeping is also preferred to stomach sleeping.

      However, I understand where you are coming from. I wanted to share that first. Yes, you can sleep on your side — and in some hammocks, even your stomach. However, stomach sleeping is easier done with a bridge style hammock. Gathered-end hammocks are more ergonomic and bend just enough to be problematic for stomach sleepers. If the hammock is large enough, then yes, stomach sleeping is possible, even with gathered-end hammocks. But the experience is a lot different than in a bed and will take some getting used to. Remember that you need to lay diagonally or perpendicularly to the hang point for the best results.

      1. Just to add, in addition to bridge style hammocks you could also try to find some 90 degree style hammocks to test, such as Amok Draumr.

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