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Hammock Camping in Goblin Valley

Captivating hoodoos were everywhere.

My family planned a trip into Goblin Valley during spring break. It was part of our plan to get out and see more of the natural wonders in the American Southwest. Our plans, of course, included sleeping in hammocks. Goblin…

Indoor Hammock Hanging Kits and Tips

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Photo courtesy A Beautiful Mess 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…

Rigging a No-sag Hennessy Hammock Tarp

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My first camping hammock was the Hennessy Expedition Asym. It was the hammock that converted me to staying off the ground when I went camping. However, I was often frustrated that I couldn’t keep the stock tarp taut, particularly when…

Testing the Garda Hitch

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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…

Hanging A Hammock Indoors

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This video shows the process for 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…

Hammock Suspension Kit for New Hangers

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I love hammocks (that may or may not yet be obvious) and I try my best to be even-handed about which hammocks and related gear I promote because I’ve learned that what works best for me isn’t necessarily the best…

ENO Atlas Strap Review

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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…

KAMMOK Python Strap Review

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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…

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 work fine. This method shows how to use a LoopAlien to make the adjustment. The benefit is that you can easily add this to or take it off a hammock, adjust it, and not worry about splicing. The LoopAlien doesn’t have any sharp edges either, so there is no worry about ripping a hole through an added bug net or on your hammock.

Enjoy!

Hammock Suspension with Descender Rings and Garda Hitch

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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…