Category: Illustration

The Ultimate Hang Second Edition Now Available

The second edition of The Ultimate Hang: Hammock Camping Illustrated, is now available.

How does the hang angle affect my hammock?

I often field questions about the Hammock Hang Calculator about the hang angle. I made this quick illustration to show how the hang angle changes the shape of the hammock and thus affects the hang point and lay.

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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The Becket Hitch for Hammocks

The Becket Hitch has been around for a long time and has been used with hammocks since pre-Columbian days. If you ever visit South America you’ll see this hitch used almost exclusively to hang hammocks. Locally it is simply referred to as the “hammock knot.”

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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Pitching Options for a Rectangular Hammock Tarp

I’ve tested a few rectangular tarps recently and I thought I’d share this quick illustration to show the common pitching options I use with a long but narrow tarp. These work best with some after-market panel pull tabs, if not already installed. Rectangular tarps are great for minimalist hammock camping where you don’t need or…
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Pitching Options for a Square Tarp

I think a square tarp is probably the most modular for hammock camping because it can be pitched in so many different configurations.