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Choosing A Tarp for a Hammock

NOTE: I’ve updated this article from the original that I published on HammockForums.net in 2010. Along with “Hike Your Own Hike,” it’s equally important to “Pick Your Own Pitch” and “Choose Your Own Tarp.” Just as there are as many hammock options to choose from, there are equally as many tarp configurations and rigging options…
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New From DutchWare – Dutch Clips | ti

Dutch sent me an email about a new product he was working on. I was surprised when I opened the package to discover a titanium Dutch Clip, or the Dutch Clip | ti. The design is, of course, updated—sleek and refined. At first, I wasn’t sure how to use them. The size and form is…
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Hammock Bliss Sky Tent 2 Review

Product Description The Hammock Bliss Sky Tent 2 is a tarp with an integrated bug net designed to enclose up to two hammocks for bug and rain protection. The tarp has a hexagonal design with catenary cut edges, but is made from a single piece of 75 denier polyurethane coated nylon fabric. There is no sewn…
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Anna's Hammock Review

I had the opportunity to review one of Anna’s Hammocks recently, but it’s taken me a while to get it published. First, I must say how wonderful Anna has been to work with and I’m extremely grateful for the sample she sent me. The model I’m testing is an earlier model and when reviewing her…
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The Ship in a Bottle – Toggle Rope Straps

When I was doing some research on toggles, I came across The Ship in a Bottle website and was pleased to find they sold hammock gear. I was intrigued by their unique and innovative hammock suspension system based on a military “Commando” or “Toggle Rope” design: the Toggle Rope hammock straps. At first I dismissed the design because I’m…
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Just Announced – Hammock Bliss Sky Bed

I received a call today from the owner of Hammock Bliss—Dov Frazer—who, with his product manager Mark Gruskin, was in Flagstaff en route to the summer Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City later this week. Dov wanted to show me a new hammock they are debuting at the OR show and plan to put into production…
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Hammock Camping at Boy Scout Camp Geronimo 2012

It’s hard to beat a week out in the piney woods, especially when you tote along a hammock. I’ll have to admit that often I look forward with glee to slipping into my hammock each night. It should come as no surprise that when planning for summer camp I chose to bring along a few…
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Parachute Nylon Hammock Comparison Chart

Parachute nylon hammocks are arguably the most popular types of hammocks in the market today, judging by the variety sold by different manufacturers. The fabric is recognizable based on its “crinkly” appearance. The name is somewhat of a misnomer as real parachute material is thinner, lighter, and has a square ripstop weave. “Parachute nylon” hammocks…
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