Hummingbird Hammocks recently sent me a prototype hammock to review and they gave me permission to “leak” this little snippet they created. They have been using a soft shackle design since they came out with their first hammock, but it has gone through some significant upgrades to improve performance and usability. The new soft shackle uses… Continue reading New Soft Shackle Design from Hummingbird Hammocks
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 remember where I first learned… Continue reading DIY Candle Firestarter
Gear hammocks have a lot of utility, depending on their size and material used, including an on-the-go chair, top cover, winter barrier, gear loft, pack cover, and more.
The Becket Hitch has been around for a long time and has been used with hammocks since pre-Columbian days. If you ever visit South America you’ll see this hitch used almost exclusively to hang hammocks. Locally it is simply referred to as the “hammock knot.”
Hennessy Hammock Monsoon Tarp – Silnylon Hennessy Hammock is well-known for their distinctive asymmetric tarp design that come stock with every hammock, but not everyone feels “storm secure” with them. And, there are certainly times when having a larger tarp is preferred. The Monsoon tarp, and its bigger brother the Typhoon, have larger side panels… Continue reading Hennessy Hammock Monsoon Tarp Review
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
The Yukon Outfitters Walkabout Rainfly is an amazing bargain. The tarp doesn’t pretend to be anything it isn’t, and yet it surprises in both durability and light weight. If you’re looking for an inexpensive diamond tarp, whether for a new hammock camper or a rising pro hanger, this is a workhorse tarp. Yukon Outfitters Walkabout Rainfly… Continue reading Yukon Outfitters Walkabout Rainfly Review
In order to protect the natural resources of parks, designated campsites, and even long-term resident summer camps, park managers often contain activity to certain areas to minimize short- and long-term damage. It may not seem like much can happen by a few hours lounging at a park or camp, but even a single hammock—if improperly hung—can dig… Continue reading Integrating Hammocks into Parks, Designated Campsites, and Jamborees