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Indoor Hammock Hanging Kits and Tips

Photo courtesy A Beautiful Mess

Photo courtesy A Beautiful Mess As the weather begins to cool for the Northern Hemisphere, it’s time to look for ways to extend the hanging season by hanging indoors (unless, like me, you already hang indoors anyway). Getting an Indoor…

2014 Hammock Holiday Gift Guide

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As our family readies for the holidays, I thought it would be fun to put together a post on some hammock-related gift ideas based on my own recommendations (e.g., these are not sponsored posts For The Beginner Whether for yourself or…

Hammock Water Breaks and Drip Lines

Make sure that your water break or drip line is protected under your tarp!

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…

DIY Lightweight Recycled Tube Bug Net

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I originally drew this illustration back in 20081 after making a hammock and bivy-style bug net from an inexpensive Mombasa bug net (or similar cot-style mosquito net). This project was an attempt at a low-cost, easy-to-make tube-style net that I could…

Hammock Zipper Location: How Do You Spin?

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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…

Rigging a No-sag Hennessy Hammock Tarp

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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…

Testing the Garda Hitch

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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…

Hanging A Hammock Indoors

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This video shows the process for 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…

How to Make A Hammock in 3 Minutes

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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…