Category: How To

Hammock tips, illustrations, and reviews.

Drip Lines, Part 2

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

2014 Hammock Holiday Gift Guide

As our family readies for the holidays, I thought it would be fun to put together a post on some hammock-related gift ideas based on my own recommendations (e.g., these are not sponsored posts 🙂 For The Beginner Whether for yourself or for your buddy who is just getting started. The Ultimate Hang Book—Help get someone…
Read more

Using Stakes and Snow Anchors

Using Stakes and Snow Anchors I’m often out working with the Boy Scouts teaching the finer points of bushcraft. One skill that seems so simple, and yet fundamental to shelter building, is how to stake out and set guy lines and anchors. Natural anchors like shrubs or trees make it easy to set secure guy…
Read more

The Truth About Hammock Camping: Claim #5: hammocks make you pee more in the night

Every once in a while, I’ve had the annoying discomfort of needing to relieve myself in the middle of the night when I am toasty warm, snuggled up in my hammock. It’s happened regularly enough, in fact, that I wondered if the hammock was to blame. In asking around to other hammock users I found…
Read more

Updated Hammock Hang Calculator and Clinometer App

Before I jump into the announcement, I better come clean about Android before I get slaughtered. Yes, it’s on its way. We had hoped to release them at the same time, but getting the app to work exactly on all the different screens is posing a design challenge. We hope to have those fixed in…
Read more

First Look – Underground Quilts Flight Jacket Top Quilt

A few weeks ago, Underground Quilts (UGQ) got in touch with me to do a review of their quilts, specifically their Flight Jacket top quilt. I went back-and-forth with Paul to select the fill and finish of the quilt as they wanted to build a custom quilt for me. The attention to detail is evident…
Read more

First Look – Hammock Bliss Sky Bed Bug Free and XL Rain Fly

Dov Frazer, owner and “Chief Relaxation Officer” at Hammock Bliss, had a stopover in Flagstaff and invited me for another “first look” at some gear he debuted at the recent OR show in Salt Lake City: the Sky Bed Bug Free and the XL Rain Fly. The Sky Bed Bug Free takes the base model…
Read more