The Ultimate Hang
March 9, 2015
· Published March 9, 2015
Gear Review / Workshop
December 23, 2014
· Published December 23, 2014
2014 has been a busy year with hammock reviews, and I’d like to thank all the manufacturers who have sent me gear to review and evaluate. There’s still a lot of reviews I’m working on, but...
Do-it-Yourself / Hang a Hammock / Instruction / Workshop
November 12, 2014
· Published November 12, 2014
As the weather begins to cool for the Northern Hemisphere, it’s time to look for ways to extend the hanging season by hanging indoors (unless, like me, you already hang indoors anyway). Getting an...
How To / Workshop
November 5, 2014
· Published November 5, 2014
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 🙂...
Do-it-Yourself / Leave No Trace / Ultimate Hang / Workshop
August 21, 2014
· Published August 21, 2014
Do-it-Yourself / Illustration / Instruction / Staying Dry / Suspension / Workshop
May 7, 2014
· Published May 7, 2014
Hammock Water Breaks and Drip Lines Any exposed portion of your tarp or hammock suspension can convey water during a rain storm (or other precipitation). Using a water break or drip line will help...
Do-it-Yourself / Illustration / Workshop
April 12, 2014
· Published April 12, 2014
I originally drew this illustration back in 2008[1. The revised instructions were posted to HammockForums.net in 2010] after making a hammock and bivy-style bug net from an inexpensive Mombasa bug net (or similar cot-style mosquito...
Do-it-Yourself / Illustration / Instruction / Workshop
March 27, 2014
· Published March 27, 2014
Think the hammock zipper location is inconsequential? Think again. Where the zipper is sewn can make a big difference in ingress and egress on a hammock. When I sleep in a hammock, I most...
Hang a Hammock / Illustration / Instruction / Rig A Tarp / Staying Dry / Suspension / Workshop
January 18, 2014
· Published January 18, 2014
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...
Do-it-Yourself / Gear Review / Hang a Hammock / Instruction / Suspension / Workshop
December 18, 2013
· Published December 18, 2013
The Garda Hitch is one of many ways folks have used to suspend their hammock. It was adopted from climbers who use this as a simple “pulley/ratcheting” system to haul gear up and not...