Category: Staying Dry

Review – Kampin Gear Hammock Kit

The Kampin Gear kit is a mass-market collection that provides really good quality gear at a great price. It’s a great kit to consider if you’re on a budget and want to get the most gear for your investment.

Review – UGQ Outdoors SilPoly Winterdream Tarp

The Winterdream Tarp is a four-season tarp with six panels, creating  doors that can close off the open ends. The tarp uses low stretching 1.1 oz, 20d Silicon-impregnated ripstop polyester

Drip Lines, Part 2

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

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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DD Tarp 3×3 MC Review

  DD Tarp 3×3m MC DD Hammocks is a little more well-known in Europe, but they are growing in popularity in the United States thanks to their diverse hammock camping product line and great value. The DD Tarp 3×3 Multicam (MC) is a virtual workhorse, thanks to its 19 guy points that allow the tarp to…
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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.

Hammock Water Breaks and Drip Lines

Hammock Water Breaks and Drip Lines Any exposed portion of your tarp or hammock suspension can convey water during a rain storm (or other precipitation). Using a water break or drip line will help prevent water from seeping down your suspension line and soaking your hammock. (Hammock Water Breaks and Drip Lines Video) In my…
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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 amazing and beautiful on the…
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