Hammock Bivy Prototype Design

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It’s almost been a year since I drew up these plans for a hammock bivy and I thought I might as well publish them. During this time there were a few hammock bivy projects popping up, including the Kickstarter-funded Alpine…

DIY Lightweight Zipper Pulls

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Sometimes, it’s the little things that matter; the attention to detail. I was testing out a hammock the other day that had a zippered bug net, but visibly missing were adequate zipper pulls. To clarify, the metal zipper tabs were…

LoopAlien with a Tarp Part 2

LoopAlien and a Tarp

I posted earlier on how you can use the LoopAlien with a tarp and a continuous ridge line, but a lot of folks prefer using guy lines just on the ends of the tarp’s ridge line. The LoopAlien works just…

LoopAlien with a Tarp and a Continuous Ridge Line

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UPDATE: Using the LoopAlien with single lines, and faster locking method. I’m a sucker for cool, little hardware gadgets for tarp and hammock rigging. Don’t get me wrong, I love knots (I’m a Scoutmaster, after all), and use them on…

The Gobi Gear Hoboroll Review

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I guess you can call me a bindlestiff; I’ve latched on to the Gobi Gear Hoboroll and I’m not letting go any time soon. Of course, the Hoboroll isn’t just for hammock nutcases like me (or hobos for that matter); it’s…

3-Person Hammock Stand

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Back in 2010, I published some instructions for making a 3-person hammock stand on HammockForums.net. I’ve updated the illustrations and information and am posting it here for easier access.  I’ve spent a lot of time and money trying to find…

Grand Trunk Nano 7 Hammock Review

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From the Wayback Machine Grand Trunk Nano 7 Hammock Review — BackpackGearTest.org The Rest of the Story. Back in 2009 I tested the then brand-new Grand Trunk Nano 7—arguably the lightest hammock still on the market. What makes this review…

Hammock Tarp Coverage Comparison

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Not all tarps are created equal. Indeed, what appears to be one of the simplest pieces of gear, next to a basic gathered-end hammock, tarps end up being one of the most complex. On one end of the spectrum you…