TROOP 120 Hammocking
We want everyone to enjoy the great outdoors while getting the most out of their time in the troop.
Know before you go:
- A tarp must be taken to cover your hammock. (it’s going to rain)
- Show that you know how to properly setup their hammock & tarp.
- Show that you know proper ways to keep warm in a hammock. You must also know what CBS is and how it is prevented.
Here are a few knots that are very useful when hammock camping. You may find that you are without hardware (carabiener, figure-9, Dutch bling) or other quick straps (Atlas or Python straps) and a knot is needed.
- Marlin Spike Hitch – (wiki)
- Truckers Hitch or Truckie Hitch – (wiki)
- Prusik Knot – (wiki)
- Figure Eight & Figure Eight on a Bight– (wiki)
- Double Fishermans Knot – (wiki)
- Hammock How-To for Noobs – 12 part series – (thank you Shug)
- Tarp Tutorials – 3 part series – (thank you Shug)
- Using a Camping Pad as Insulation – (thank you Shug)
- Hammock Under-Quilts & Warmth – 11 part series – (thank you Shug)
- Calf Ridge – Solutions & Fixes – (thank you Shug)
- The Ultimate Hang – great articles and information. (thank you Derek Hansen)
- Integrating Hammocks into Scouting – (thank you Derek Hansen)
- 8 Expert Tips for Comfort Hammock Camping – Boys Life
- Hammock Hang Calculator
|Dream-Hammock||Dutchware||Eagle Nest Outfitters|
|Grand Trunk||Hammock Gear||Hennessy|
|Simply Light||Tree to Tree||Underground Quilts|