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Just published: Illustrated Hammock Basics

Book cover: illustrated hammock basics

Hey everyone! I want to announce I’ve published a new illustrated book on hammock basics!

This is a much smaller, packable book that focuses on the essentials — great for those looking for bite-size info if you’re just starting with hammocks, and if you want to share the fundamentals with a friend. Paperback $8 at

Now Available: Illustrated Hammock Basics

This snackable clutch provides a framework for choosing a basic hammock and how to decode the different fabric and style options available so you can pick the right hammock (and essential hanging gear) for what you need from the start. I’ve upgraded my hanging basics illustration to focus just on the hammock and the quick techniques to make it easy to hang right, every time. Rounding out the book are details about hanging safe and taking care of your gear so it lasts a long time.

If you know someone who is considering hammocks and just wants a primer to get started, consider sharing this book!


3 thoughts on “Just published: Illustrated Hammock Basics”

  1. Hello Derek,
    I loved your 2 previous books and am going to order your new publication, Hammock Basics.
    One question, has anyone contacted you RE: the possibility of doing a Japanese
    translation of your books?

    I am a translator (my translations include over 30 of Japan’s top picture books) / retired English teacher, born and raised in Japan. Starting this month
    I am working in 2 renewable energy companies, Wind Consulting and Renewable Forestry
    Development, (office next to Tokyo Station).

    I have nothing definite, but would be interested in researching the possibility of a Japanese translation of one of your books.

    Thank you for promoting the ultimate hang! We are a way out of balance. Some basic hanging would do us good.

    1. Hey Peter! Sorry for the delay — for some reason this post was hidden. I’ve had various folks ask about translation, but nothing serious. It’s a lot of work and I’m not sure I have a budget for it but would be interested to hear your proposal. Email me directly.

      1. Hello Derek,
        Good to hear from you!
        I emailed you direct. Please take a look.
        I really hope we can together promote “the hang” here in Japan.

        Wishing you good winds,

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