An Easy Way to Get Out of Your ENO

We’ve all seen the cartoons where someone’s lying in a hammock and all of a sudden they get spun around really fast and shot out. Folks, it’s possible and here’s a “safer” way to do it.

Step 1

Lie on your back in your ENO and wrap the excess material of your ENO around your arms and legs. It helps to also spread your arms and legs outwards to create tension.

Lying in my ENO hammaock

Step 2

Start leaning to one side. It might be tough at first, but keep going and remember to keep pushing outward with your arms and legs.

Leaning sideways in my ENO hammock

Step 3

This is where it can get a little nerve racking. Roll over. Everything in your body at first is going to tell you to stop and lay on your back. As long as you have the excess material of your ENO wrapped around your arms and legs and you’re still pushing outward with your arms and legs, you should be fine.


upside down in my ENO hammock

Step 4

Breathe. You’ve probably never been in this position before, so calm your nerves; you’re almost there.

Step 5

Carefully remove one leg from your hammock and let it dangle or set it on the ground, depending on the height of your setup. This helps you get an idea of what you have to do with your other leg. When you feel comfortable, tighten your arms and shoulders and remove your second leg and place it on the ground.

Getting out of my ENO hammock, one leg at a time

Step 6

Celebrate! You did it! Now you can go show off to all your friends and show them a new trick you learned in your ENO.

Safely out of my ENO hammock

You can get in your ENO this way as well. All you have to do is follow these steps in reverse order.

A couple of things to note when you do this.

  •    Start close to the ground when you do this
  •    ENO says that you shouldn’t rig your hammock more than 18 inches off the ground
  •    If you don’t feel comfortable…Don’t do it!

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