Gear Review Staying Bug Free
August 20, 2012

Hammock Bliss Sky Tent 2 Review

Product Description The Hammock Bliss Sky Tent 2 is a tarp with an integrated bug net designed to enclose up to two hammocks for bug and rain protection. The tarp has a hexagonal design with catenary cut edges, but is made from a single piece of 75 denier polyurethane coated nylon…

Gear Review
August 18, 2012

Anna's Hammock Review

I had the opportunity to review one of Anna’s Hammocks recently, but it’s taken me a while to get it published. First, I must say how wonderful Anna has been to work with and I’m extremely grateful for the sample she sent me. The model I’m testing is an earlier…

Hang a Hammock How To Suspension
August 15, 2012

The Ship in a Bottle – Toggle Rope Straps

When I was doing some research on toggles, I came across The Ship in a Bottle website and was pleased to find they sold hammock gear. I was intrigued by their unique and innovative hammock suspension system based on a military “Commando” or “Toggle Rope” design: the Toggle Rope hammock straps. At first I…

How To
July 29, 2012

Just Announced – Hammock Bliss Sky Bed

I received a call today from the owner of Hammock Bliss—Dov Frazer—who, with his product manager Mark Gruskin, was in Flagstaff en route to the summer Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City later this week. Dov wanted to show me a new hammock they are debuting at the OR show and…

Trip Report
July 27, 2012

Hammock Camping at Boy Scout Camp Geronimo 2012

It’s hard to beat a week out in the piney woods, especially when you tote along a hammock. I’ll have to admit that often I look forward with glee to slipping into my hammock each night. It should come as no surprise that when planning for summer camp I chose…

Gear Review Rig A Tarp
July 3, 2012

Parachute Nylon Hammock Comparison Chart

Parachute nylon hammocks are arguably the most popular types of hammocks in the market today, judging by the variety sold by different manufacturers. The fabric is recognizable based on its “crinkly” appearance. The name is somewhat of a misnomer as real parachute material is thinner, lighter, and has a square…

Hang a Hammock How To Illustration Instruction Staying Bug Free Staying Dry Staying Warm Ultimate Hang
July 3, 2012

Hammock Camping Basics

Way back in March of 2009, I drew up an illustration to help people understand the basics of hanging a hammock for camping. It turns out, that simple illustration would kickstart a slew of hammock camping-related illustrations, primarily for the folks at I had been a lurker on the forums…