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.
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.
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
If you’ve ever considered ordering a custom-made hammock, take a look at Dream Hammock. Growing from a garage shop to a full-fledge cottage vendor, Randy (aka Papa Smurf) has built a reputation for creating high-quality, customized hammocks. And by custom, I mean you can pick everything from the fabric to the thread color and zipper… Continue reading Review – Custom Dream Hammock – Darien
I did some freelance work for Hammock Gear in exchange for their new Netted Hammock. It’s an update from their original with some subtle improvements, notably the removable double-sided stuff sack, and upgraded attachments for storage bags and accessories. In all, it’s a comfy, versatile hammock. Another subtle update was in the cut of the… Continue reading Review – Hammock Gear Netted Hammock v2
Have you been considering ordering a custom hammock from DreamHammock.com? I have been absolutely drooling over the new lightweight fabrics available and thought I’d go ahead and order my own, and make a series of posts describing my journey. I hope it is of help to you to navigate all the options available. Why Dream… Continue reading Ordering a custom Dream Hammock