DIY Bottom Entry Bug Net Instructions

I’ve been wanting to do this project for some time, so I am excited to get this one in the books. Today I’m going to highlight the build steps and techniques of sewing a bug net for a hammock. This will be a 360-degree bug net that completely surrounds the hammock except for an opening… Continue reading DIY Bottom Entry Bug Net Instructions

Just published: Illustrated Hammock Basics

Hey everyone! I want to announce I’ve published a new illustrated book on hammock basics! This is a much smaller, packable book that focuses on the essentials — great for those looking for bite-size info if you’re just starting with hammocks, and if you want to share the fundamentals with a friend. Paperback $8 at… Continue reading Just published: Illustrated Hammock Basics

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 book, The Ultimate Hang 2.… Continue reading DIY Hammock Half Bug Net (HUG) Instructions

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 entertainment in the backyard. If… Continue reading DIY Paracord Throwing Sling Instructions

Pitching Options for a Rectangular Hammock Tarp

I’ve tested a few rectangular tarps recently and I thought I’d share this quick illustration to show the common pitching options I use with a long but narrow tarp. These work best with some after-market panel pull tabs, if not already installed. Rectangular tarps are great for minimalist hammock camping where you don’t need or… Continue reading Pitching Options for a Rectangular Hammock Tarp