Instruction Category

March 27, 2014
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Hammock Zipper Location: How Do You Spin?

Think the hammock zipper location is inconsequential? Think again. Where the zipper is sewn can make a big difference in ingress and egress on a hammock. When I sleep in a hammock, I most often lay in a diagonal with my feet shifted to the right of center and my…

January 18, 2014
66

Rigging a No-sag Hennessy Hammock Tarp

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 I got in the hammock. I could make everything look…

December 18, 2013
7

Testing the Garda Hitch

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 Works with fairly slippery line such as Amsteel Can be…

October 30, 2013
168

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 hanging kits specifically made for hammocks, including the ENO Hanging Kit.

October 29, 2013
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How to Make A Hammock in 3 Minutes

A quick video to illustrate how to make a hammock in 3 minutes (or less). Materials Needed 1 – 60×126 in Crinkle Taffeta Tablecloth 2 – Continuous rope loops Optional Materials 1 – Gütermann Tera Thread 2 – Zip Ties The tablecloths come pre-hammed on all the edges, so all…

September 12, 2013
4

Life Hack: Smartphone on a Ridgeline

This hack isn’t particularly new—folks have been conjuring up ways to hang their smartphones to a ridgeline ever since smartphones were common enough to be brought camping (after all, who doesn’t want to watch a little late night movie before slipping off to sleep?). This particular method surprised me when…

September 11, 2013
12

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…