diy hammock

No Cold Shoulder Spreader Hammock:

I like the spreader bar on this new hammock from Rei. This would stop that annoying thing where the hammock fabric compresses the insulation of your sleeping bag at shoulder-to-elbow and creates a cold spot. There are several other ways around this eg a wider mat, a pad extender, etc, but I feel that this …

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Hammock Pad Extender:

Ed Speer hit on this lightweight way to ensure that you stay warm in your hammock many years ago. You could make this yourself in a lightweight nylon (eg .7 oz/yd2, such as this: http://www.tiergear.com.au/11/online-shop/argon-67) I don’t need the insulation for my knees as I always sleep on my back in a hammock, so mine …

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DIY Netless Hammock:

Over the years we have made lots of hammocks, but we would have made a better job if we had followed some expert instructions. The following instructions and photos were kindly provided by Simon McGuire at Tier Gear, Australia’s own Hammock and Tarp manufacturer and Outfitter. See them for all the materials needed to build …

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Hammock Hunting Till Dark:

The best hunting strategy is to be about where the deer are in the dawn and dusk. The easiest way to achieve this is to hammock camp so that you stop hunting when it gets dark, sling your hammock and tarp between two trees and start again at first light. If you have to knock …

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Laybag, Koze, Kaisr Treeless hammock:

Not exactly ultralight, but an inflatable hammock/raft @ 1200 grams. What a neat idea: https://vimeo.com/160150388?from=outro-embed & https://en.laybag.com/collections/frontpage/products/lay-bag-green-2?variant=16884098881 US$79! PS: I see these are going for A$46 on eBay at the moment! http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Fast-Inflatable-Air-Bag-Sofa-Travel-Camping-Beach-Lazy-Lounger-Sleeping-Bed-SHI/272248762981?_trksid=p5713.c100041.m2061&_trkparms=aid%3D333008%26algo%3DRIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140131132314%26meid%3D4a284c81e6e64d51b741c794527fcb36%26pid%3D100041%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D34%26sd%3D172141280403 Now available Aliexpress from US$30: http://www.aliexpress.com/premium/laybag.html?ltype=wholesale&d=y&origin=y&isViewCP=y&catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20160615150200&SearchText=laybag Update: Those ‘Laybags’ are getting ridiculously cheap. US6.79! (Sept 2018) See also: https://gearjunkie.com/koze-no-tree-hammock https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kaisr-original-the-ultimate-inflatable-air-lounge#/ Other hammock related posts: …

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Hammocks

I have camped out in hammocks a lot. I have tried Hennessy’s, but find it almost impossible to keep my back warm in them, or to keep a sleeping mat under me for that purpose. Della can do it though. A conventional hammock with an inflatable mat is just fine for me. The original rectangular Thermarest …

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