Category: Hang a Hammock

How does the hang angle affect my hammock?

I often field questions about the Hammock Hang Calculator about the hang angle. I made this quick illustration to show how the hang angle changes the shape of the hammock and thus affects the hang point and lay.

Choosing a Double- or Single-layer Hammock

Philip Werner’s recent post on choosing between a single- or double-layer hammock delivers some strong points about double-layer hammocks: The two layers form a pocket that can be used to hold a foam or an inflatable sleeping pad. The pocket helps hold the insulation in place and gets it out of the living compartment where it…
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Byer of Maine Micro Strap Review

Byer of Maine Micro Strap Product Description The Byer of Maine Micro Strap is a modified cinch buckle system that incorporates both tree-friendly webbing with a highly-adjustable suspension system in one. The straps are 1 in (2.5 cm) wide and 9 ft (2.7 m) long. One one end of the strap a loop is sewn…
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Lightweight Hammock Suspension Systems

Even from the earliest days, hangers have been looking for ways to lighten and simplify hammock suspension, particularly for camping and backpacking. Some of the first suspension systems were rope-based, which were thick, bulky, and heavy. I distinctly remember getting a Grand Trunk Nano hammock—the lightest hammock on the market at the time—and noticing that…
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Indoor Hammock Hanging Kits and Tips

As the weather begins to cool for the Northern Hemisphere, it’s time to look for ways to extend the hanging season by hanging indoors (unless, like me, you already hang indoors anyway). Getting an Indoor Hammock If you have multiple hammocks, or are thinking of buying a hammock just for indoors, I highly recommend getting…
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Rigging a No-sag Hennessy Hammock Tarp

My first camping hammock was the Hennessy Expedition Asym. It was the hammock that converted me to staying off the ground when I went camping. However, I was often frustrated that I couldn’t keep the stock tarp taut, particularly when I got in the hammock. I could make everything look amazing and beautiful on the…
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Testing the Garda Hitch

The Garda Hitch is one of many ways folks have used to suspend their hammock. It was adopted from climbers who use this as a simple “pulley/ratcheting” system to haul gear up and not slip. Why Use The Garda Hitch Works with fairly slippery line such as Amsteel Can be used/attached close to the hammock,…
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