Tag: camping

Tips on Hammock Camping with Kids

Camping with kids has its own set of struggles and stresses, but it doesn’t need to be avoided, just planned for. There are a lot of articles available that talk about camping with kids, such as when is too early, what type of gear to bring, etc. etc., but I want to focus on my…
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The Truth About Hammock Camping: Claim #4 – Hammocks are Less Expensive Than Tents

Price is often used as a measurement of quality, but just because something is inexpensive doesn’t mean it’s junk. And while investing in quality products often pays off, there’s nothing wrong with a good deal, right? Price can also be a barrier to entry and I’m frequently asked whether hammock camping is more or less…
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The Truth About Hammock Camping: Claim #3 – Hammocks are quick and easy to set up

Is a hammock faster and easier to set up than, say, a backpacking tent? Some claim you can set up a hammock tent in under a minute, but there are “pop-up” tents that erect even faster, so which is really the true speed demon? Claim #3: Hammocks are quick and easy to set up. The Truth…
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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 HammockForums.net. I had been a lurker on the forums for a while before dipping…
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