The Ultimate Hang

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A great book for novice and veterans of hammock camping.

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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.

About 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.


"A fast, interesting, and excellent read. The illustrations really add to both reading enjoyment and clarity. The Ultimate Hang will enhance the hammock hanging experience of novice and veteran hangers alike." Jack Tier and Jack Myers, Owners and founders of Jacks 'R' Better, LLC.

"If you want to invigorate your backpacking experience and sleep consistently in or on any terrain then this book will give you all the gathered intel on the wonders of hanging cradled in comfort...It is a truly a right goodie!" Sean "Shug" Emery

"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." Adam Hurst,

“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.” Stuart Raike,


Publication Date: Oct 27 2012

ISBN/EAN13: 1466263687 / 9781466263680

Page Count: 130

Binding Type: US Trade Paper Trim

Size: 6" x 9"

Language: English

Color: Black and White with Bleed Related

Categories: Sports & Recreation / Camping

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