BIAS Weight Weenie Micro Hammock Review

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From the Wayback Machine Butt in a Sling Weight Weenie Micro Hammock Review @ BackpackGearTest.org The Rest of the Story. The race for the lightest camping hammock is still being run, but there are a few front runners who have set…

Life Hack: Smartphone on a Ridgeline

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This hack isn’t particularly new—folks have been conjuring up ways to hang their smartphones to a ridgeline ever since smartphones were common enough to be brought camping (after all, who doesn’t want to watch a little late night movie before…

Making an Adjustable Hammock Ridgeline with a LoopAlien

Making ridgelines for hammocks is pretty easy: all you need to do is tie a line from end to end on the hammock. However, making the ridgeline adjustable allows you to modify the sag of your hammock incrementally to suit your taste. I have used long Whoopie Sling-style ridgelines, which work fine. This method shows how to use a LoopAlien to make the adjustment. The benefit is that you can easily add this to or take it off a hammock, adjust it, and not worry about splicing. The LoopAlien doesn’t have any sharp edges either, so there is no worry about ripping a hole through an added bug net or on your hammock.

Enjoy!

The BIAS Buginator Bug Net Review

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Overview The Butt in a Sling (BIAS) Buginator is a zipperless tube-style hammock bug net meant to provide a near 360-degree bug-free enclosure to a net-less, gathered-end hammock. The main advantages of the Buginator are lighter weight and easier entrance…

Eureka! Chrysalis Hammock Review

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Eureka! Chrysalis Hammock Review Video Overview The Eureka! Chrysalis Hammock was designed by Dave Helsdon of Canada and is currently retailed through Eureka! of Canada and Helsdon Outdoors. It uses a bridge-style design that provides a true head-to-foot flat lay.…

Hammock Suspension with Descender Rings and Garda Hitch

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I recently came across a YouTube video (thanks Eric H.!) that shows how to use descender rings and an easy wrap that makes a quick and secure adjustment without any complicated knots. Known to climbers as the Garda Hitch, this…

First Look – Hammock Bliss Sky Bed Bug Free and XL Rain Fly

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Dov Frazer, owner and “Chief Relaxation Officer” at Hammock Bliss, had a stopover in Flagstaff and invited me for another “first look” at some gear he debuted at the recent OR show in Salt Lake City: the Sky Bed Bug…

Simple Hammock Suspension Options using a Continuous Loop

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The humble continuous loop. You’ve seen them—they’re nearly ubiquitious on hammocks these days, especially simple, gathered-end hammocks, but also all-in-one hammocks with integrated bug netting. Before you toss that small loop away, I want to describe and show some simple…

Weaving a Mayan Hammock

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 Weaving a Mayan Hammock–Video Overview Introduction References Materials Needed The Netting Needle The Loom Loading the Loom Loading the Netting Needle The Edge “Crochet” The Triple Weave The Clew Introduction The Mayan hammock is arguably the most comfortable gathered-end hammock…

Backpacking Mount Timpanogos

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Mount Timpanogos is the second highest peak in the Wasatch Range in northern Utah, and arguably the most popular in the region. The granite mountain dominates the skyline with a 5,269 ft (1,606 m) prominence and a peak elevation of 11,752…