I’ve been wanting to do this project for some time, so I am excited to get this one in the books. Today I’m going to highlight the build steps and techniques of sewing a bug net for a hammock. This will be a 360-degree bug net that completely surrounds the hammock except for an opening… Continue reading DIY Bottom Entry Bug Net Instructions
I often field questions about the Hammock Hang Calculator about the hang angle. I made this quick illustration to show how the hang angle changes the shape of the hammock and thus affects the hang point and lay.
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
I’ve tested a few rectangular tarps recently and I thought I’d share this quick illustration to show the common pitching options I use with a long but narrow tarp. These work best with some after-market panel pull tabs, if not already installed. Rectangular tarps are great for minimalist hammock camping where you don’t need or… Continue reading Pitching Options for a Rectangular Hammock Tarp
A quick video to illustrate how to make a hammock in 3 minutes (or less). Materials Needed 1 – 60×126 in Crinkle Taffeta Tablecloth 2 – Continuous rope loops Optional Materials 1 – Gütermann Tera Thread 2 – Zip Ties The tablecloths come pre-hammed on all the edges, so all that needs to be done… Continue reading How to Make A Hammock in 3 Minutes
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… Continue reading Hammock Camping Basics
One of my favorite hardware options for rigging a hammock tarp is the DutchWare Stingerz™. These titanium clips weight a scant 0.25 oz. (7 g.) for the pair and are easy to use on any tarp. I drew this diagram to show how I use Stingerz in the field. I splice or tie one end of… Continue reading Rigging A Tarp With DutchWare Stingerz