TROOP 120 Hammocking
We want everyone to enjoy the great outdoors while getting the most out of their time in the troop.
Please read BSA’s Hammock Camping Policy
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|