Do you wanna build a hammock

So, Aaron bought a very nice four season hammock system (integrated bug net, tarp, insulation pockets, bivvy cover, kitchen sink) and used it during last week’s overnighter. He liked it a lot, so it got me thinking…

I spent the last year or two of my Scouting adventures primarily hammock camping.  Back then we weren’t concerned about weight, so we used El Cheapo fist-sized nylon mesh hammocks and enormous poly fill sleeping bags covered by plastic tarps we secured by tying a string around a rock in the plastic, and staked them to the ground with sharpened twigs.  It worked.

Screen Shot 2016-03-05 at 11.20.10 AM

Do you think it’ll hold?  It always used to.

Give them some page hits, and try out their designs.  It’s super cheap if you have access to a sewing machine, a hardware store, and a few yards of ripstop nylon.

I’ll be testing out this first foray into hammock camping in more than 30 years…tonight!

One thought on “Do you wanna build a hammock

  1. Pingback: The Low Gap Trail: Revisited in Full. – Free Range Hiking

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s