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About Derek

Derek Hansen is a lightweight backpacker, former Scoutmaster, and hammock guru who enjoyed his first hammock hang as a youth at a Boy Scout high adventure base. Derek wrote The Ultimate Hang in 2011 as a way to curate all the illustrations, tips, and techniques he had developed over the years as a service to the hammock camping community.

Derek moonlights as a hammock consultant and has even been featured on Inside Edition. His illustrations are well-known and used across the world to help people make the most of their hammock experience.

“A fast, interesting, and excellent read. The illustrations really add to both reading enjoyment and clarity. The Ultimate Hang will enhance the hammock hanging experience of novice and veteran hangers alike.“

Jack Tier and Jack Myers,

“If you want to invigorate your backpacking experience and sleep consistently in or on any terrain then this book will give you all the gathered intel on the wonders of hanging cradled in comfort…It is a truly a right goodie!”

Sean “Shug” Emery

“Simply amazing! If you are new to hammock camping, already love hammock camping, or just simply want to spread the word, this book is a must have.”

Adam Hurst,