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Tips For Pitch-Perfect Hammock Camping

The humble hammock has been around for thousands of years, and it is still used today in parts of the world as a primary sleeping accommodation. Yet many people I speak with think hammocks are “uncomfortable,” or it will hurt their back,” or  “they’re great for summer lounging only,” or “it’s too easy to fall…
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Review – Chillout Pod Hammock Chair

The Chillout Pod is a single-point hammock chair, perfect for hanging under a deck, on a larger stand, or from a large, overhead branch. The big differentiator on this chair is the easy-to-collapse segmented poles and quick-adjusting hardware device that make it easy to adjust, hang, pack small, and carry.

Hammocks placed around campus as part of mental health initiative

“The Hammock Grove was initiated by Student Government to help students find a place to relax, destress, and study in a comfortable outdoor environment,” according to the Student Government Association’s web page for the Hammock Grove.

Hammock Trip Report – IPP Community Center in Delta, Utah

This past summer my family hosted a reunion at the famed IPP Community Center in Delta, Utah. Yes, it’s in the middle of nowhere and it seems like a crazy place to have a reunion, but the facility is pretty amazing and the price is reasonable (untouchable), especially if you’ve got a big family.

Review – Montem Fly Napple Chill Hammock, Straps, and Quilt

Montem has a uniquely patterned hammock (pineapple on black!), but the diamond ripstop fabric is constructed into a single-panel format, which makes laying in this hammock much more comfortable than other mass-market hammocks.

Hammock Trip Report – Kendrick Peak Trail (and missing straps)

My son and I decided to do a quick “bonding” trip and explore a new trail for us — Kendrick Peak Trail #22 — but we encountered all kinds of trouble, not the least of which was leaving some essential gear behind.

Review – Montem Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles

The Montem Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles are a steal — they have features and perform like poles twice their price. The only hiccup is figuring out the locking mechanism, which works more like a bicycle quick release than most trekking pole flick locks.

Setting up the Hangtime Hook – Hammock ridgeline accessory

Overview I’ve been using the Hangtime Hook for some time now, beginning with the original 3D-printed prototype and now the final injection moulded production model. This ridgeline accessory is designed to easily clip onto a ridgeline and slide back and forth. It features a standard 17 mm ball joint that works with multiple accessories, such…
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Hammock Trip Report – Using a Byer of Maine hammock on the ground in the Florida Swamps

A trip report by Kyle Albinus on a sub-24-hour (S24O) trip into the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve in Florida, showing how he set up a Byer of Maine Moskito hammock on the ground (gasp!)