Author: Derek Hansen

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.

Review – Multimok Multi-purpose Hammock

The Multimok is a multi-point hammock that can be pitched in a number of ways thanks to the dozens of connection points around the perimeter. Unlike other platform hammocks, the Multimok doesn’t require ratchet straps and can be configured in a number of ways.

Hammock company invites Richmond residents to take a load off

Hammock company invites Richmond residents to take a load off I’d love to have team meetings in a hammock. I actually have one outside of my office. I love it. Sophie Hawksby, Simply Hammocks head of marketing, said: “We have hammocks in our office and our team meetings would not be  the same without them.…
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Review – Amok Draumr XL Hammock

Amok has just released their newest hammock in their lineup, the Draumr XL. Built off the foundation of their award-winning Draumr, the XL is longer, roomer, and sports a few other features maximum comfort. The hammock design is a unique hybrid, starting with its 90-degree lay off the hang point.