Instruction Category

May 6, 2016

The Many Uses of a Gear Hammock

Gear hammocks have a lot of utility, depending on their size and material used, including an on-the-go chair, top cover, winter barrier, gear loft, pack cover, and more.

April 25, 2016

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…

March 31, 2016

Hennessy Hammock Monsoon Tarp Review

Hennessy Hammock Monsoon Tarp – Silnylon Hennessy Hammock is well-known for their distinctive asymmetric tarp design that come stock with every hammock, but not everyone feels “storm secure” with them. And, there are certainly times when having a larger tarp is preferred. The Monsoon tarp, and its bigger brother the…

January 18, 2016

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…

September 1, 2015

Yukon Outfitters Walkabout Rainfly Review

The Yukon Outfitters Walkabout Rainfly is an amazing bargain. The tarp doesn’t pretend to be anything it isn’t, and yet it surprises in both durability and light weight. If you’re looking for an inexpensive diamond tarp, whether for a new hammock camper or a rising pro hanger, this is a…

June 7, 2015

Integrating Hammocks into Parks, Designated Campsites, and Jamborees

In order to protect the natural resources of parks, designated campsites, and even long-term resident summer camps, park managers often contain activity to certain areas to minimize short- and long-term damage. It may not seem like much can happen by a few hours lounging at a park or camp, but even a…

May 26, 2015

Integrating Hammock Camping into your Scout Troop

    I’m often asked questions from scout leaders who are trying to integrate hammocks into their troop. I thought I’d share some of my responses to help leaders navigate this new and growing trend in hammock camping. Policies and Practices Some troops feel pressure to create their own policies and…