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We run through how to set up your hammock and tarp. Things you'll need, things to consider and how to do it. Video.

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Hammocks, wild camping -

Following my recent -7 hammock camp in the snow, is there anything that I would have done differently? Below are the key things that I would have done differently. Turn the tarp around 90 degrees so that the ridge line tie up points can be used as side tie out points. this would have given the sides of the tarp more stability against the wind and the weight of the snow. Changing the tarp to a steeper angle to allow the snow not to settle on it so much was a last minute idea that paid off. However, I still...

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Hammocks, wild camping -

Snow was forecast for the night of Thursday 31st January 2019, and I was keen to get out for a snowy hammock camp. Temps got down to -7.

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Hammocks, Insulation, Sleeping -

In my first hammock insulation post, I talked about the different ways that you can keep warm in a hammock at night. This time I'll run through some of the pros and cons of each setup. You might be thinking that you have a sleeping bag already, and it's good enough to use in a tent. So why do you need to consider anything different for hammock camping? The reason is simple. Cold butt syndrome. Because the insulation on the underside of a sleeping bag is compressed, it provides very little warmth. We get around this in a tent by using sleeping...

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Hammocks, Insulation -

Hammock Insulation - What Are The Best Options? If you've ever hammocked or have started looking into hammocking, you would have come across the Achilles heel of hammocks. And that's cold butt syndrome. So what is cold butt syndrome and how do I avoid it? When lying in a hammock you have air all around you. The air tends to get cold at night, and where your body is in contact with the hammock it really feels the cold. It's the same situation for those campers that sleep on an air bed. What's the best way to avoid it, and to...

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