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…

Hummingbird Hammock Single Review

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A closer look at the Hummingbird Hammock Single I’ve been testing and providing feedback on the Hummingbird Hammock Single for many months now, and have seen a few iterations so far. The main selling points for their Single hammock is…

Impressions – Therm-a-Rest Hammocks

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Surprised? Therm-a-Rest Hammocks I shouldn’t be as shocked by the news, but I’m still amazed when I think of the recent press out of the 2014 summer Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City: Therm-a-Rest announced a line of hammocks and…

First Look: The Two-Person Clark Vertex Hammock

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Using the Clark Vertex Hammock at Boy Scout Camp This year, Boy Scout camp was exhausting (wait? Isn’t it every year?). Mornings began around 4:45 AM as we jumped in the pool for Polar Bear swims or the Tenderfoot Run…

First Look: ENO JungleNest Hammock Review

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ENO JungleNest Hammock I finally got my first look at the new ENO JungleNest hammock today, and I am pleased and impressed. ENO has been in the hammock business since 1999, but it has taken them nearly 15 years to…