In recent years, hammocks have been on the rise— not only in trees, but also in sales.
Starkville’s downtown clothing and outdoors store Reed’s has also risen to the demand of hammock fanatics.
The company knows students are searching for the best hammock hacks and gear, and Reed’s is happy to provide.
To begin one’s ENO-ing journey, the basics must be in place: a hammock and straps. Reed’s has ENO double-nester hammocks and adjustable straps. The hammock has an attached bag for easy transportation, while the straps come with a simple drawstring bag.
The best places to hammock depend on the desired ENO experience.
Tree patches on campus, such as in Zacharias Village and by Eckie's pond, provide a great view for people-watching and a more social environment.
If one is hoping for a more tranquil and quiet experience, the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge and the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park provide a more private place to nap or read a book.
However, though one might have plans for a warm and dry afternoon, Mississippi weather can be unpredictable even to meteorologists. Rain or shine, Reed’s wants to make sure nothing can thwart "hammocking" plans, so customers can purchase an ENO rain tarp to accommodate a rain forecast.
Lastly, hours one can hammock are not only restricted to the daylight. Some enjoy a hammock instead of a sleeping bag while camping, and others might just want to have a night-time outdoor read. Reed’s has ENO moonbeam headlamps for those who enjoy to hammock at night.