The Ultimate Hang: An Illustrated Guide To Hammock Camping

The Ultimate Hang: An Illustrated Guide To Hammock Camping

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by Derek Hansen
     
 

Hammock camping--one of the most comfortable ways to enjoy a long-distance thru-hike, a weekend backpacking trip, or just an overnight in the woods. With more than 200 illustrations to guide you, this book helps you get off the ground to discover the freedom, comfort, and convenience of hammock camping. Learn how to set up and use a hammock to stay dry, warm, and bug…  See more details below

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Hammock camping--one of the most comfortable ways to enjoy a long-distance thru-hike, a weekend backpacking trip, or just an overnight in the woods. With more than 200 illustrations to guide you, this book helps you get off the ground to discover the freedom, comfort, and convenience of hammock camping. Learn how to set up and use a hammock to stay dry, warm, and bug free in a Leave No Trace-friendly way.

This book covers hammock camping basics such as how to get a perfect hang and how to stay dry, warm, and bug free. Plus, it illustrates techniques and tips to get the most out of a hammock shelter, whether you have purchased an all-in-one kit or you’ve assembled your own customized system.

Editorial Reviews

Adam Hurst
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.
Jack Myers
A fast, interesting, and excellent read. The illustrations really add to both reading enjoyment and clarity. Hammock camping has steadily evolved over the last decade as a comfortable, sustainable, low impact camping lifestyle. The Ultimate Hang will enhance the hammock hanging experience of novice and veteran hangers alike.
Sean Emery
If you want to invigorate your backpacking experience and sleep consistently in or on any terrain the this book will give you all the gathered intel on the wonders of hanging cradled in comfort. Hammock camping is a former tarp only campers dream. Hammock camping has a learning curve and is not for everyone....but if you are ready for a new level of wonder in the backwoods then this book will be you guide. It is a truly a right goodie!
Stuart Raike
Finally, a modern-day, comprehensive resource on all aspects of hammock camping. The lighthearted illustrations along with excellent explanations make for a quick and enjoyable read. Every current and future hammock user should have this on their bookshelf.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013656000
Publisher:
Derek Hansen
Publication date:
10/18/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
130
Sales rank:
164,917
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Derek Hansen is a lightweight backpacker, Scoutmaster, and "hammock enthusiast" who enjoyed his first hammock hang at age 14 at a Boy Scout high adventure base. When he's not out testing outdoor gear, he enjoys reading and spending time with his family.

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The Ultimate Hang: An Illustrated Guide To Hammock Camping 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
jnelson871 More than 1 year ago
I found this book while looking into moving from ultralight backpacking to hammock backpacking. There is so much information in this little book that it is mind boggling. Derek's illustrations are great, and really help the reader understand what he is writing about. Everything form what to bring, options on how to hang, stay dry, warm, safe, are in this book. I'm so glad I found this as I was getting started as a hanger. Definitely saved myself a lot of confusion. Check this book out if you have ever even thought of trying a backpacking hammock. Maybe you will be a convert too!
SE_Todd More than 1 year ago
I've been hanging for a little while now and thought I knew everything I needed to know about hammocks but this book explained everything about being comfortable in my hammock. The section on suspension was particularly enlightening for me and all the information came with illustrated examples.
Stewby More than 1 year ago
Great book to help if you're interested in lightening your load for camping or ultralight hiking. Well illustrated to help give a visual on what he is explaining.
eagle1LF More than 1 year ago
Great book lots of info for beginner to intermeateate well written with some great ideas
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My dad just built the thing were youcan hang three hamocks they just got ENO? hamocks for christmas!:):):)