Category: Instruction

TUH2 featured in HYOH Podcast Episode 33

It’s live! I had the pleasure of sitting down (virtually) with Jonathan and Mark and talking about one of my favorite subjects: hammocks. They grilled me about how long it took to get the second edition of my book out :), hammock trends, apps, and other topics. As part of the interview, HYOH will be…
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Drip Lines, Part 2

Another look at drip lines to protect your hammock from water seeping down your suspension and onto your hammock

Hammock Tips on a 50-Miler

This summer I joined my son on a few days of his 50-miler trek up and over the San Francisco Peaks in Northern Arizona. Since I wasn’t able to join him for the whole trek, I was a little lazy in my packing and threw together a kit so I could get up the mountain…
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Choosing a Double- or Single-layer Hammock

Philip Werner’s recent post on choosing between a single- or double-layer hammock delivers some strong points about double-layer hammocks: The two layers form a pocket that can be used to hold a foam or an inflatable sleeping pad. The pocket helps hold the insulation in place and gets it out of the living compartment where it…
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DIY Summer Top Quilt and Matchcoat

How to make a do-it-yourself Summer Top Quilt and Matchcoat for a hammock using a basic blanket such as the Tribe Provisions Go Anywhere Blanket.

Hammock Bliss Tandem Review

Hammock Bliss Tandem Product Description The Hammock Bliss Tandem is an interesting concept tackling one of hammock’s biggest challenges: double occupancy. The Tandem’s approach is to link two single hammocks together along the parallel long edges, thus giving two people their own bed to lay in. This is a similar approach to the popular 2-person…
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New Soft Shackle Design from Hummingbird Hammocks

Hummingbird Hammocks recently sent me a prototype hammock to review and they gave me permission to “leak” this little snippet they created. They have been using a soft shackle design since they came out with their first hammock, but it has gone through some significant upgrades to improve performance and usability. The new soft shackle uses…
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DIY Candle Firestarter

Do-it-Yourself Candle Firestarter As I was going through some old photos, I came across a video and photo series I created back in 2010 to show how to make your own firestarters out of a mini candle and some wood shavings. I’ve used this for so many years I can’t remember where I first learned…
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