Hammock Camping


In recent years the use of Hammocks has really taken off among campers and backpackers due to the following reasons:

  • They have an incredibly small pack-able size

  • They are typically very easy to set up

  • When used correctly, they provide an excellent night's sleep (especially when compared to sleeping on the ground!)

  • They can be used many places where tents typically cannot (slopes, rocky terrain, wet areas, etc)

  • They Leave No Trace (especially when used with tree straps)

Hammocks have recently become very popular with many Pack 44 families, and so we're listing some resources that may prove to be helpful to others. Enjoy!

Resources on Hammocks

Making the case to switch to a Hammock from a Tent: https://www.treklightgear.com/blogs/trek-life/tent-to-hammock

Great exploratory articles (3 part series): http://andrewskurka.com/2012/hammocks-advantages-disadvantages/

Guide to Sleeping in a Hammock (3 part series): https://www.treklightgear.com/blogs/trek-life/sleeping-in-a-hammock-guide

Vibrant Hammock User Community: http://www.hammockforums.net/

Hammock Camping Tips, Illustrations, How-To's, and Reviews: https://theultimatehang.com/

A monthly podcast by two Scout leaders whose aim is to "Educate ground-dwellers and entertain tree-dwellers": https://www.hyohpodcast.com/

DIY Hammock and gear making http://ripstopbytheroll.com/

Lancaster Ultralight Backpacking and DIY Company http://dutchwaregear.com/

Lititz-based Hammock Accessories and Modifications Business: http://www.2qzqhammockhanger.com/index.html