The Panther Creek Hammock is in the family of spreader bar designs with a built-in bug net. The hammock can be used as a hammock and on the ground as a bivvy. Check out my video for a quick review.
I’ve been wanting to do this project for some time, so I am excited to get this one in the books. Today I’m going to highlight the build steps and techniques of sewing a bug net for a hammock. This will be a 360-degree bug net that completely surrounds the hammock except for an opening… Continue reading DIY Bottom Entry Bug Net Instructions
Disclosure of material connection: The author (Derek Hansen) was provided with a free sample from the manufacturer for testing and evaluation purposes. The comments in this post (written & spoken) are of my own opinion, which I formed after personally handling the gear.
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… Continue reading Just published: Illustrated Hammock Basics
September 4-5, 2020 It’s the tallest mountain in Arizona. And it’s volcanic (No, not active!). Well, every mountain around Flagstaff is volcanic in origin. In fact, I think Flagstaff is home to all five different types of volcanoes. The area is peppered with hundreds of cinder cones, but Humphreys Peak dominates the horizon in an… Continue reading Trip Report – Hammock Camping on Humphreys Peak
OneTigris is a new company from China that came out swinging with a full assortment of budget hammock gear, including a modular jungle hammock and synthetic under quilts. I’ve had a chance to review the KOMPOUND Hammock and matching Night Protector Under Quilt for several weeks. The hammock is small, roughly 9 x 4.2 feet,… Continue reading Review – OneTigris Kompound Hammock and Night Protector Under Quilt
Head wraps are one of my favorite multi-use items and I finally got around to making a quick video showing a few ways to wrap them around your head for a face mask or wrap. I recently had a chance to review a few items from NorthXNorth, including their balaclava (hooded neck gaiter), handkerchief, and… Continue reading DIY Face masks and head wraps
Experiencing the importance of site selection. What’s on your adventure bucket list? For me, I’ve long wanted to combine two of my favorite hobbies: backpacking and amateur radio. Years ago I stumbled upon videos by Steve, WG0AT on YouTube. His simple adventures appealed to me. Packing just the essentials and using rudimentary (by today’s digital… Continue reading Trip Report – Backpacking Mount Elden and SOTA Activation