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Don't bother flying to Fiji. Just string up a hammock

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Hey, don’t feel bad that you’re not going anywhere over the summer break while all your friends are holidaying in beach houses. Or traveling to tropical islands. Or sipping mojitos at the swim-up bar of a resort-pool while their feet get massaged by an underwater-podiatrist named Bevin who only comes up for air between calluses.

You don’t need all of that fancy, far-away, footsy stuff to have a relaxing summer break. All you need is a cheap rectangular piece of fabric commonly known as a "hammock". You also need a couple of anchor-points to tie the hammock to, because if you have nothing to tie a hammock to, it just becomes a “ground rug”.

The moment you lie down in a hammock, your body gives out, your mind drifts off, and you are transported to a tropical white-sand beach with ocean breezes gently rocking you to sleep between swaying palms.

A hammock is a very simple device. It has no mechanical parts or electronic componentry or Bluetooth........

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