Grand Trunk All Terrain Hybrid Travel Hammock Review

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From the Wayback Machine Grand Trunk All Terrain Hybrid Travel Hammock Review — BackpackGearTest.org The Rest of the Story. I have to tip my hat to Grand Trunk for trying something new. When I tested this hammock back in 2009, the…

Jacks “R” Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock Review

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From the Wayback Machine Jacks “R” Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock Review — BackpackGearTest.org The Rest of the Story. This review actually isn’t from that long ago; I just finished reviewing the Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock (BMBH) this spring (2013), but…

Backpacking Bingo

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I picked up this idea from my association with the League of American Bicyclists and thought this would be a fun idea for those who like to go backpacking. So, pick up your official Backpacking Bingo card and spice up…

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

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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…