Handy Hammock Giveaway

Handy Hammock Promotional Shot

The folks over at Handy Hammock are sponsoring a giveaway of their lightweight hammock stand kit, exclusively with the Ultimate Hang. I am delighted that they are offering this promotion through the Ultimate Hang, not only because I am a fan of the stand (check out my review, if you haven’t already), but also because it gives me a chance to try Rafflecopter. If everything works the way I hope, Rafflecopter will manage all the entries and provide multiple ways to earn points toward the prize.

The giveaway ends on January 19, so what are you waiting for?

Handy Hammock Giveaway at Rafflecopter

Disclosure: Handy Hammock voluntarily sent me a product sample to give away. No strings attached!

  76 comments for “Handy Hammock Giveaway

  1. January 7, 2013 at 7:27 am

    This’d make a pretty sweet birthday present!

  2. shawn
    January 7, 2013 at 7:57 am

    sweet!

  3. Jonathan Coupal
    January 7, 2013 at 8:19 am

    This looks really cool – just need to figure out where to put the tarp…

    • Derek
      January 7, 2013 at 8:22 am

      After I made some modifications to the stand, I was able to hang any of my camping hammocks on it, including the 11′ BIAS Micro and a Hennessy Hammock. Spreading the struts apart enough not only allowed for longer hammocks, but also let me pitch a tarp directly to the stand. If you use the hammock that comes with the stand, you can use trekking poles to pitch the tarp over the stand.

  4. Doogie
    January 7, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Saw the giveaway posted on hammockforums and said ‘Wow, this sounds great’. I wish I had this stand at Maxville games…. had to use my Frontline as a bivy, didn’t zip
    up properly and awoke to ants. Lots of ants. On me, in my blanket, on my exped mat, all over the inside of hammock. Had I been hanging, I would have at least zipped up properly (at least that is my excuse). Anywho, a great giveaway, thanks for the chance to you and the folks at Handy Hammock.

    • Derek
      January 7, 2013 at 8:23 am

      I’ve got a trip coming up in the Grand Canyon next month and I’m planning to bring the Handy Hammock stand. It’s a great option for those spots where trees are missing or unavailable; opens up whole new areas for hammocks when backpacking.

      • Pat Neville
        January 7, 2013 at 9:01 am

        I’d love to win this!

  5. D. Kurfiss
    January 7, 2013 at 8:47 am

    This would be great for me while motorcycle camping because many of the overnight stops I make won’t allow attachments to their trees

  6. January 7, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Would love this for home and the balds.

  7. Travis Thompson
    January 7, 2013 at 9:16 am

    I’d love to win this!

  8. swank
    January 7, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Thanks!

  9. January 7, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Tie in and hang anywhere! I’m game.

  10. larry
    January 7, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Definitely an area in hammock camping that needs attention. Can’t wait to research this a little more.

  11. January 7, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Cool beans

  12. Jason
    January 7, 2013 at 10:15 am

    the stand looks awesome. Good luck with the Canyon trip.

  13. Howard
    January 7, 2013 at 10:29 am

    I’m in.

  14. Dave Cline
    January 7, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I have been looking at a bug bivy pad as a “just in case” alternative. It looks like the Handy Hammock may be a more desirable option.

  15. stewart
    January 7, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Using the hammock without trees? Yes please!

  16. January 7, 2013 at 11:33 am

    This would be an awesome addition to my gear addiction… um, I mean, I would love to win this.

  17. January 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    This system looks like the answer to many woes regarding places where there aren’t enough trees. I find this particularly interesting for motorcycle camping where I may find myself just pulling off a roadway to camp along the side and not want to leave my bike. I look forward to reading more about them.

  18. mick
    January 7, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    This would be great for those treeless times……looks interesting.

  19. LNTCamper
    January 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Looks like a fine addition to my Hennessy Hammock kit!

  20. Kyle
    January 7, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    This looks so intriguing.

  21. January 7, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Out here in the desert, where trees large enough to hang are scarce, one of these would be awesome!

  22. January 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    looks interesting.. no trees needed..

  23. TL
    January 7, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Sweet deal. I’m on it!

  24. January 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    This would be a good test for some tree less hanging

  25. January 7, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I saw this on the HF and had to sign up for it. Good luck every one.

  26. January 7, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I NEEd this! I’ve been caught to many times in non-foresty (forestey?) places with no place to hang.

  27. January 7, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    We are planning a car camping trip in the Sonoran desert this summer. This setup would be great in that treeless wonderland.

  28. fluffythecat87
    January 7, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Having one of these would make it so much easier to hang when and where I want to…anytime and any place..

  29. SleepingBeauty
    January 7, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Having one of these would be awesome.

  30. Timothy
    January 7, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    This would be great for scout trips

  31. Chad Howard
    January 7, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Great for campground/parks where tying to trees is not allowed!

  32. Dragon Master
    January 7, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    So exited

  33. January 7, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Great idea! Our backyard trees won’t support a hammock for another 5-10 years.

  34. January 7, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Very Cool!

  35. Mike Mullen
    January 7, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Thanks for posting the review and running the drawing. If I don’t win, I see a purchase in the near future.

  36. Robb Stacy
    January 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I would love to use this on the AT this weekend.

  37. Darin Harth
    January 7, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Looks like a great design. I can’t wait to try one out.

  38. Melanie
    January 8, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Great idea and much easier and lighter than using reebar! Can’t wait to check it out!

  39. Peter Raiff
    January 8, 2013 at 10:25 am

    This would make a great travel stand!

  40. January 8, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Saw this on HF and FB…thanks for the chance!

  41. Peter
    January 8, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Perfect hammock for treeless sites. Nice review, btw …

    • Derek
      January 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks Peter! It is a great stand for treeless areas. I’m planning to bring it with me, just in case, when I hang in the Grand Canyon this year.

  42. January 8, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Seems like an awesome design

  43. Jeffrey
    January 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Saw this on Hammock Forum, awesome give away!

  44. Matt
    January 9, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    This would be great for my back yard.

  45. Ron "Knotty" Mehringer
    January 10, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Handy Hammock eliminates something a hammock normally requires…trees!

  46. January 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Derek – great site! I’m planning to blog about one outdoors-related infographic a week on JustYourAverageHiker.com this year, ran into yours today, and had to do a mega-post, as it’d be cheating if I just highlighted one of yours every week for 2013 :) While it’s scheduled for September, I linked to all of your current infographics. Keep up the great work, love the blog!

    • Derek
      January 10, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks man! I look forward to your post!

  47. Damir
    January 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Great for my backyard!

  48. Jason Miller
    January 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Looks neat, I will love playing with it when I win (positive reinforcement)

  49. January 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I want, I want!

  50. Pat
    January 10, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Sick and slick. Very cool

  51. Nik
    January 10, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Nice! good luck everyone!

  52. Michael
    January 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    That would be a great hang ;-)

  53. AuntieCoosa
    January 11, 2013 at 11:20 am

    This is an awesome product to take Kayak camping.

  54. Craig Small
    January 13, 2013 at 10:01 am

    This would be an awesome late Christmas present. Plus I need a new hammock my oldest boy outgrew his and stole mine

  55. Derek
    January 14, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Only four more days until we pick a winner! Thanks to everyone who has entered so far. If you have any feedback on using Rafflecopter, I’d love to hear it.

  56. Brandon
    January 14, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    This would be a great product to use on the treeless Boy Scout camping trips we take all of the time

  57. Chris
    January 16, 2013 at 7:30 am

    woohoo!!

  58. January 17, 2013 at 8:50 am

    No more hanging from my fence post! Also, naps in an open field!

  59. Tim Ahlstrom
    January 17, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I am hammock poor and destitute… I really need a hammock!

  60. Becci Boersema
    January 17, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I would be thrilled to win this hammock system.

  61. January 17, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Great looking hammock stand!

  62. Mark Rash
    January 17, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Where do I send you my shipping info? ;-)

  63. motohanger
    January 17, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Just the thing for my tree-less backyard!

  64. Eric M
    January 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Handy Hammock looks like it could also have a couple indoor
    applications where you can’t put an eye bolt in the wall.. I’d love
    to experiment with it here in my college dorm room!

    • Derek
      January 17, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Interesting thoughts! It isn’t free-standing so you’d have to figure out a way to anchor it to the ground. It may be trickier than bolts in the wall, but I’d be interested to see what you come up with.

  65. Kelly
    January 17, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    This would be the perfect hammock for an apartment dweller
    as well as an intro to hammock camping

    • Derek
      January 17, 2013 at 9:09 pm

      Like I said to Eric, it’s not free-standing, so an indoor application would be tricky without some sort of anchors.

  66. January 18, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I love my hammocks. this is just super awesome!

  67. January 18, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I’ve been watching these for a while, and am very interested in getting one for use at the beach or other treeless times when hauling a larger stand just isn’t an option.

  68. January 18, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    This is awesome for outdoor activities XD

  69. Roger Brill
    January 20, 2013 at 11:36 am

    a day late and a hammock stand short. :(

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