I often get asked how to hang a hammock inside. This is actually very easy to accomplish. I’ve been using large metal eye bolts for years, but there are also hanging kits specifically made for hammocks, including the ENO Hanging Kit.
The best system I’ve found that I recommend to new users is the humble daisy chain webbing strap. It’s an all-in-one, simple solution providing multiple quick connection points with a wide webbing strap to protect trees.
I was lucky enough to get one of the first pre-production prototypes of the Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) Atlas strap to review back in 2012, and since then I have really grown to love this style of hammock suspension (e.g., daisy chain loops with an integrated webbing strap). This is one of the few suspension systems… Read more
From the Wayback Machine KAMMOK Python Strap Review @ BackpackGearTest.org The Rest of the Story. I’ve had the wonderful privilege of testing a lot of hammock gear, and while I generally like anything related to hammocks, there are a few pieces of gear that earn a spot in my permanent gear collection. The Python Straps are… Read more
Making ridgelines for hammocks is pretty easy: all you need to do is tie a line from end to end on the hammock. However, making the ridgeline adjustable allows you to modify the sag of your hammock incrementally to suit your taste. I have used long Whoopie Sling-style ridgelines, which work fine. This method shows… Read more
I recently came across a YouTube video (thanks Eric H.!) that shows how to use descender rings and an easy wrap that makes a quick and secure adjustment without any complicated knots. Known to climbers as the Garda Hitch, this technique is used to haul gear upward, as it only slides in one direction. This… Read more
The humble continuous loop. You’ve seen them—they’re nearly ubiquitious on hammocks these days, especially simple, gathered-end hammocks, but also all-in-one hammocks with integrated bug netting. Before you toss that small loop away, I want to describe and show some simple hammock suspension options that take advantage of this little workhorse. Loop Tips (or “Why Use… Read more