If you are planning to buy a hammock for yourself, do not just go and pick up the first one that you see. There are a few things you have to keep in mind while selecting the right Hammock for camping trips. It is better if you buy more featured models because they are the most ideal for camping. While you are pout camping, you want to buy a hammock that comes along with other equipment including a mosquito net and is a bit wider as compared to regular hammocks. You will be sleeping outdoors so you definitely need something to protect you from the insects that are going to be out in the open. In contrast, if you are planning to travel more than you are going to camp then you will definitely need a smaller and more portable hammock size. You need a size that will easily fit in your travel bag and is not heavy to make your traveling any harder. Weight capacity of a hammock should also be given due consideration. There are hammocks with weight capacity that ranges somewhere between 400 -850 lbs. Hammocks are mostly designed for single person but there are hammocks, which can accommodate 2-3 people as well. Color scheme should also be considered beforehand because not all colors suit the surroundings well.
When you are out picking up hammocks for yourself, how are you supposed to know what size or weight to buy? To answer that, your body acts as the best parameter. If you are short and weak then try, buying a lightweight hammock that makes traveling easy. If you get a heavier one for yourself, it will increase the bulk and you may not be able to climb mountains or travel as easily. Always keep in mind the weight that you can carry on your shoulders.
After you know what size and weight should be, you must think about what the weather is going to be like there. Are there any precautions you should take or are there any other equipment you might need for the weather conditions there? What kinds of insects are usually found there? It is always the best option to buy hammocks with bug nets even if you are sure there are not going to be any kind of insects. Rain tarps are also important equipment because you can never be sure about weather conditions as they vary every now and then.
Some hammocks come equated with accessories and cords like the Grand Trunk Double. Others might need the addition of straps or carabiners to set it up.