We did not have many things growing up but one thing that we always had at home is a hammock. My parents raised 9 kids so having a hammock is a life saver for them as they put the baby to sleep in the hammock inside the house. Hammocks there were made by a local material called abaca, the dried fiber of the banana extracted from the leaf-stems just like the photo below. Abaca is something that we used a lot from the region where I grew up in the Philippines. I remember all the ropes that my Papa used in his form is made of abaca.
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I miss having a hammock, I wish I could have one but there's no place for me to put one in my house. I do however want one that I could put out once in a while during summer time outdoors just like the one in the photo below. So here's a great hammock comparison chart at AvidMax that I found online while browsing around for affordable hammock. I don't plan on buying so soon but that would be my future thing to buy on the list, for now it will remain in my bucket wish list. Someday when we have the right place to set up a hammock, I wouldn't mind buying one. I think it is one of the many things that you will truly enjoy to have as a form of relaxation.