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Ultimate Resource for Creating a UL Thru-Hike Hammock Kit

When you are looking to thru-hike a trail, regardless of the length you are trying to optimize your backpack kit to be small, lightweight, and full functioning. On a longer thru-hike, you will face low and high temperatures and very mixed weather which can include freezing snow and roasting heat. One thing I enjoy about …

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Hammock Quilts: Benefits, Drawbacks, and How to Choose

When you’re looking for a lighter, more versatile sleeping bag option, a hammock topquilt is a perfect choice. Also known as a top quilt, this type of sleep system lays on top of you in your hammock and provides insulation and comfort while you sleep, so what is a hammock top quilt? A top quilt …

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Hammock Straps: Everything You Need to Know to Start Hanging

Looking to buy your first hammock? Chances are you’ll need to purchase some straps too. Hammock straps, also known as tree protector straps, come in a variety of lengths and work by attaching the hammock to a tree via a loop and cord or carabiner system. The best hammock straps are made from durable webbing …

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Hammock Ridgeline 101: Key to Gathered End Comfort

If you’re looking for a more comfortable hammock experience then you need to learn more about hammock ridgelines. There are many different ridgelines but what we are discussing today specifically is the types of ridgelines that you may need to correctly hang and support all the hammock gear correctly. The main ridgeline is a cord …

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Hammock Underquilt: Key to Managing Warmth in Camp

When you go camping, there are a lot of things to think about in order to make your trip comfortable and enjoyable. One important factor that is often overlooked is the importance of staying warm at night, and how to manage to contain warmth. Most thru-hikers will be familiar with the ground causing heat loss …

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Hammock Camping: Near Perfect Way to Enjoy a Thru-Hike

For many looking to thru-hike the natural choice for shelter will be a traditional tent, this is due in large part to comfort and knowledge of the system beforehand. This is where I was as recently as six months ago, I have been working and adjusting to a hammock system so I felt today was …

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Waymark THRU vs EVLV: Choosing For Your Next Thru-Hike

If you’re looking for a new backpack for your next thru-hike, you’re in luck! Waymark has created two packs that are perfect for long-distance hikes. The THRU and the EVLV are both ultralight backpacks that have been designed with thru-hikers in mind. The main difference between the THRU and the EVLV is in the internal …

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Sleeping Quilt vs Sleeping Bag: Why Thru-Hikers Are Evolving

For many like myself, a sleeping bag was the main gear for outdoor trips to keep you warm, for many with the typical rolled-up blue ground pad. But, as with most gear, time and technology advance and now we also have sleeping quilts as an option, one that has begun to dominate in thru-hiking gear …

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