Category: Workshop

Updated Hammock Hang Calculator for Android

I have some good and bad news about my hammock hang calculator for Android. This might be a longer post for a simple update, but I hope it is helpful to explain the bad news. First, let me be honest in saying that developing an app for Android is like herding cats: there are so many…
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Lightweight Hammock Suspension Systems

Even from the earliest days, hangers have been looking for ways to lighten and simplify hammock suspension, particularly for camping and backpacking. Some of the first suspension systems were rope-based, which were thick, bulky, and heavy. I distinctly remember getting a Grand Trunk Nano hammock—the lightest hammock on the market at the time—and noticing that…
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Replacing Whoopie Slings on a Dream Hammock

In this video, I show one method for attaching the ridge line to the end of the suspension. Randy, owner of Dream Hammock, uses an alternative method that helps prevent a tight ridge line from pulling the suspension Lark’s Head looser and possibly lengthening the ridge line slightly if the hammock is hung too flat. In the…
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Upcoming Reviews for Early 2015

2014 has been a busy year with hammock reviews, and I’d like to thank all the manufacturers who have sent me gear to review and evaluate. There’s still a lot of reviews I’m working on, but with the holidays approaching, I’ve wrapped up the few I have left with a plan to post them early in 2015. Here’s a…
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Indoor Hammock Hanging Kits and Tips

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 Hammock If you have multiple hammocks, or are thinking of buying a hammock just for indoors, I highly recommend getting…
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2014 Hammock Holiday Gift Guide

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 for your buddy who is just getting started. The Ultimate Hang Book—Help get someone…
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