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3 DIY Eco-Hammocks (with video)

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3 DIY Eco-Hammocks (with video)

Is it brutally hot where you are? In New York, the temps are hovering around 100 degrees. The New York Times recorded these record-breaking temperatures in the Northeast: “The high of 103 in New York broke a record for the date. Baltimore hit 105, the highest temperature recorded since 1983, and in Boston, the temperature reached 100 degrees for the first time since 2002.” They also report little reprieve in sight for us.

Some folks around here have taken to sleeping in their screened-in porches instead of cranking up energy-sucking air conditioners in the evenings. We have a hammock on our porch that doubles as an overnight accommodation. It’s not for everyone, but hammocks have been a staple in our family for years. Here’s a picture of my sister-in-law sleeping peacefully in womb-like comfort when she was a kid (now she has three of her own) in the family’s hammock.

Whatever your DIY skills, we’ve got a hammock for you to make. Just follow the instructions on the next page, grab a book and a popsicle or a cold beer, and let the relaxing begin!

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.

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1:35PM PDT on Jul 17, 2013

Thanks!

1:35PM PDT on Jul 17, 2013

Thanks!

11:33PM PST on Feb 5, 2011

How fun. Thanks.

10:57PM PST on Dec 21, 2010

Hammock is to enable comfort and maximize available space, and by explorers or travellers in wooded regions. Also good for leisure, simple, relaxation and easy living in wherever places. Good product always came on good material... Come & visited the website for further information... :) www.hammockspoint.com

10:57PM PST on Dec 21, 2010

Hammock is to enable comfort and maximize available space, and by explorers or travellers in wooded regions. Also good for leisure, simple, relaxation and easy living in wherever places. Good product always came on good material... Come & visited the website for further information... :) www.hammockspoint.com

11:29PM PDT on Aug 3, 2010

thanks.

5:15PM PDT on Jul 16, 2010

Great to kick back and relax!! Thanks!

5:13PM PDT on Jul 14, 2010

noted thks

10:24PM PDT on Jul 13, 2010

Great idea, will contemplate on it till I find a solution for all the problems that may crop up. Thanks.

6:40PM PDT on Jul 13, 2010

How fun is that! A good project for the kids too!

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