Do-it-Yourself Category

September 9, 2017
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Drip Lines, Part 2

Another look at drip lines to protect your hammock from water seeping down your suspension and onto your hammock

November 12, 2016
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Lesovik Ultralight 2 Hammock Review

Lesovik Ultralight 2 Hammock Product Description The Lesovik Ultralight 2 hammock is among the lightest, full-size hammocks on the market today. It’s a simple gathered-end design made with bright, ripstop nylon fabric with a detached stuff sack and has Spectra Whoopie slings installed onto the ends of the hammock. Paired…

September 26, 2016
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DIY Hammock Half Bug Net (HUG) Instructions

I had someone ask me today where they could find my instructions for making the hammock half bug net, or “HUG” as I called it back in 2010. I’ve republishing them here for reference with the caveat that I’ve improved on the design, which will be published in my upcoming…

May 27, 2016
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Tribe Provisions Go-Anywhere Blanket II Review

Tribe Provisions Go-Anywhere Blanket II Product Description I reviewed the Tribe Provisions Go-Anywhere Blanket when it first came out in 2015. Much of the design remains the same, but the company has made a few updates since that first look: The draw string strap is longer to also function as a…

May 10, 2016
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DIY Candle Firestarter

Do-it-Yourself Candle Firestarter As I was going through some old photos, I came across a video and photo series I created back in 2010 to show how to make your own firestarters out of a mini candle and some wood shavings. I’ve used this for so many years I can’t…

January 18, 2016
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DIY Paracord Throwing Sling Instructions

This little project has very little to do with hammocks, I realize, but it’s a little side project I was working on for a class I’m teaching on the Old Testament. If you like to tinker with paracord, this is a fun and easy project that provides a lot of…

April 9, 2015
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Replacing Whoopie Slings on a Dream Hammock

In this video, I show one method for attaching the ridge line to the end of the suspension. Randy, owner of Dream Hammock, uses an alternative method that helps prevent a tight ridge line from pulling the suspension Lark’s Head looser and possibly lengthening the ridge line slightly if the hammock is…