Hang a Hammock Category

December 18, 2013
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Testing the Garda Hitch

The Garda Hitch is one of many ways folks have used to suspend their hammock. It was adopted from climbers who use this as a simple “pulley/ratcheting” system to haul gear up and not slip. Why Use The Garda Hitch Works with fairly slippery line such as Amsteel Can be…

October 30, 2013
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Hanging A Hammock Indoors

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.

September 27, 2013
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Hammock Suspension Kit for New Hangers

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.

September 26, 2013
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ENO Atlas Strap Review

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…

September 25, 2013
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KAMMOK Python Strap Review

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…

September 11, 2013
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Making an Adjustable Hammock Ridgeline with a LoopAlien

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…

August 28, 2013
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Hammock Suspension with Descender Rings and Garda Hitch

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…