Category: Do-it-Yourself

Drip Lines, Part 2

Another look at drip lines to protect your hammock from water seeping down your suspension and onto your hammock

Lesovik Ultralight 2 Hammock Review

Lesovik Ultralight 2 Hammock Product Description The Lesovik Ultralight 2 hammock is among the lightest, full-size hammocks on the market today. It’s a simple gathered-end design made with bright, ripstop nylon fabric with a detached stuff sack and has Spectra Whoopie slings installed onto the ends of the hammock. Paired with the hammock is a…
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DIY Hammock Half Bug Net (HUG) Instructions

I had someone ask me today where they could find my instructions for making the hammock half bug net, or “HUG” as I called it back in 2010. I’ve republishing them here for reference with the caveat that I’ve improved on the design, which will be published in my upcoming book, The Ultimate Hang 2.…
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Tribe Provisions Go-Anywhere Blanket II Review

Tribe Provisions Go-Anywhere Blanket II Product Description I reviewed the Tribe Provisions Go-Anywhere Blanket when it first came out in 2015. Much of the design remains the same, but the company has made a few updates since that first look: The draw string strap is longer to also function as a shoulder strap The stuff sack…
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DIY Candle Firestarter

Do-it-Yourself Candle Firestarter As I was going through some old photos, I came across a video and photo series I created back in 2010 to show how to make your own firestarters out of a mini candle and some wood shavings. I’ve used this for so many years I can’t remember where I first learned…
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DIY Paracord Throwing Sling Instructions

This little project has very little to do with hammocks, I realize, but it’s a little side project I was working on for a class I’m teaching on the Old Testament. If you like to tinker with paracord, this is a fun and easy project that provides a lot of entertainment in the backyard. If…
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Replacing Whoopie Slings on a Dream Hammock

In this video, I show one method for attaching the ridge line to the end of the suspension. Randy, owner of Dream Hammock, uses an alternative method that helps prevent a tight ridge line from pulling the suspension Lark’s Head looser and possibly lengthening the ridge line slightly if the hammock is hung too flat. In the…
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Indoor Hammock Hanging Kits and Tips

As the weather begins to cool for the Northern Hemisphere, it’s time to look for ways to extend the hanging season by hanging indoors (unless, like me, you already hang indoors anyway). Getting an Indoor Hammock If you have multiple hammocks, or are thinking of buying a hammock just for indoors, I highly recommend getting…
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