Category: Staying Bug Free

Review – Kampin Gear Hammock Kit

The Kampin Gear kit is a mass-market collection that provides really good quality gear at a great price. It’s a great kit to consider if you’re on a budget and want to get the most gear for your investment.

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.…
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The BIAS Buginator Bug Net Review

Overview The Butt in a Sling (BIAS) Buginator is a zipperless tube-style hammock bug net meant to provide a near 360-degree bug-free enclosure to a net-less, gathered-end hammock. The main advantages of the Buginator are lighter weight and easier entrance and exit by eliminating a zippered opening. The bug net also features a “performance cut”…
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NEMO Bugout 9×9 Shelter Review

Ever since seeing the NEMO® Bugout™ shelter at Trail Days in 2012, I’ve been wanting to get one. The Bugout is a tarp-based shelter with an integrated bug netting that reaches from tarp edge to the ground, creating a roomy, 4-sided no-see-um enclosure. When I saw it, I immediately drooled at the hammock camping possibilities[1.…
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Hammock Bliss Sky Tent 2 Review

Product Description The Hammock Bliss Sky Tent 2 is a tarp with an integrated bug net designed to enclose up to two hammocks for bug and rain protection. The tarp has a hexagonal design with catenary cut edges, but is made from a single piece of 75 denier polyurethane coated nylon fabric. There is no sewn…
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Hammock Camping Basics

Way back in March of 2009, I drew up an illustration to help people understand the basics of hanging a hammock for camping. It turns out, that simple illustration would kickstart a slew of hammock camping-related illustrations, primarily for the folks at HammockForums.net. I had been a lurker on the forums for a while before dipping…
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No Sew, Head and Bug Net Pull-Out for Hammocks

Here’s a little tip and technique on how to increase the head room in your hammock, especially for gathered-end hammocks with integrated bug nets, such as the Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter series, Hammock Bliss No-See-Um No More, and the Byer Moskito Traveller, to name a few. This side tie-out also works great for any hammock…
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The Truth About Hammock Camping: Claim #1 – Hammocks Are Lighter Than Tents

Are hammocks really that amazing? I thought it would be interesting to do a series and play devil’s advocate by punching through some of the more popular claims about hammocks as they relate to camping. After all, I’ve had my fair share of misery in a hammock: cold butt syndrome, shoulder squeeze, mosquito bites, leg hyperextension,…
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