Illustration Category

December 14, 2017
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The Ultimate Hang Second Edition Now Available

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

October 1, 2017
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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.

September 26, 2016
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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…

April 25, 2016
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The Becket Hitch for Hammocks

The Hammock Becket Hitch I came across the Becket Hitch while researching hammock styles for my book. At first I dismissed it as antiquated and not suited for modern hammocks, but it has since become my favorite way to connect a hammock suspension to an anchor point. It is simple enough…

January 18, 2016
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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…

December 21, 2015
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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…

August 5, 2015
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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.