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…

Call for Entries: Hammock Adventures and Trip Reports

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Inspire Others With Your Trip Reports One of my overall goals with my blog and book have been to highlight and encourage hammock camping. I often receive emails from subscribers who recount their adventures with hammock camping and I find it…

The Utility of Indoor Hammock Sleeping. Especially with Kids.

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Last night my sons invited me to bunk in their room—I have hammock hooks installed there, so I obliged. My sons are in bunk beds and my hammock crosses the room diagonally, with one end close to the top bunk.…

Using Stakes and Snow Anchors

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Using Stakes and Snow Anchors I’m often out working with the Boy Scouts teaching the finer points of bushcraft. One skill that seems so simple, and yet fundamental to shelter building, is how to stake out and set guy lines…

Down and Synthetic Bootie/Sock Comparison Chart

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On my recent camping trip with my son, he complained about having cold feet. This isn’t the first time he’s had trouble keeping his feet warm, so I thought I would look into investing in some down- or synthetic-filled sleeping…

Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock Single Review

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Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock Single I’ve had the pleasure of testing the Therm-a-Rest Slacker hammock for the past few weeks and I’ve been loving it. My first impressions, based on the available material, was that the polyester-based hammock would have a…