Author: Derek Hansen

Hammocks placed around campus as part of mental health initiative

“The Hammock Grove was initiated by Student Government to help students find a place to relax, destress, and study in a comfortable outdoor environment,” according to the Student Government Association’s web page for the Hammock Grove.

Hammock Trip Report – IPP Community Center in Delta, Utah

This past summer my family hosted a reunion at the famed IPP Community Center in Delta, Utah. Yes, it’s in the middle of nowhere and it seems like a crazy place to have a reunion, but the facility is pretty amazing and the price is reasonable (untouchable), especially if you’ve got a big family.

Review – Montem Fly Napple Chill Hammock, Straps, and Quilt

Montem has a uniquely patterned hammock (pineapple on black!), but the diamond ripstop fabric is constructed into a single-panel format, which makes laying in this hammock much more comfortable than other mass-market hammocks.

Hammock Trip Report – Kendrick Peak Trail (and missing straps)

My son and I decided to do a quick “bonding” trip and explore a new trail for us — Kendrick Peak Trail #22 — but we encountered all kinds of trouble, not the least of which was leaving some essential gear behind.

Review – Montem Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles

The Montem Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles are a steal — they have features and perform like poles twice their price. The only hiccup is figuring out the locking mechanism, which works more like a bicycle quick release than most trekking pole flick locks.

Setting up the Hangtime Hook – Hammock ridgeline accessory

Overview I’ve been using the Hangtime Hook for some time now, beginning with the original 3D-printed prototype and now the final injection moulded production model. This ridgeline accessory is designed to easily clip onto a ridgeline and slide back and forth. It features a standard 17 mm ball joint that works with multiple accessories, such…
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Hammock Trip Report – Using a Byer of Maine hammock on the ground in the Florida Swamps

A trip report by Kyle Albinus on a sub-24-hour (S24O) trip into the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve in Florida, showing how he set up a Byer of Maine Moskito hammock on the ground (gasp!)

Review – Multimok Bivymok Hammock

The Bivymok is provides a tent mode to the Multimok platform hammock. It comes with a tent pole, upgraded suspension, bug netting, and rain fly. It’s designed to snap on to the Multimok, but it can also be used on its own as a two-person shelter.