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… Continue reading Using Stakes and Snow Anchors

First Look: The Two-Person Clark Vertex Hammock

Using the Clark Vertex Hammock at Boy Scout Camp This year, Boy Scout camp was exhausting (wait? Isn’t it every year?). Mornings began around 4:45 AM as we jumped in the pool for Polar Bear swims or the Tenderfoot Run around camp, and ended at 10 PM (or later) with evening campfires and Cat Eye… Continue reading First Look: The Two-Person Clark Vertex Hammock

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… Continue reading Rigging a No-sag Hennessy Hammock Tarp

Tato Gear Ridgeline Tarp Connector Review

(Watch the video review) The Tato Gear Tarp Connector System uses an aluminum hook that easily slides along a continuous tarp ridge line and then wraps to hook in place. Opposite of the hook is a durable plastic toggle that attaches to the tarp. Connecting toggle to hook is a doubled-up length of shock chord.… Continue reading Tato Gear Ridgeline Tarp Connector Review