Josh Weber

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how to choose the right hammock tarp

How To Choose The Right Hammock Tarp

Best Hammock Tarp A hammock tarp, also known as a rain fly or rain tarp, provides waterproof shelter over a hammock in inclement weather. Camping with a hammock and hammock tarp is a great way to experience nature because it offers protection from the elements while allowing you to enjoy the fresh air and peaceful…

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Fun Winter Camping Activities

Fun Winter Camping Activities Has cabin fever struck your household? Are you rapidly running out of ways to keep your kids — and yourself — entertained throughout the long, cold days of winter? You should consider winter camping. While winter camping has some big differences from summer camping, you can make it a memorable trip for…

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The Complete Guide to Hammock Suspension Straps

The Complete Guide to Hammock Suspension Straps

Taking time to chill and hang out in a hammock is one of the best ways to unwind. Whether you’re relaxing at home, in a park or on a mountain trail, having a lightweight hammock is a must for people who enjoy the simplicity of unwinding in the trees. So long as you have the…

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double camping hammock vs 2 person comparison

Double Camping Hammocks vs. Two-Person Camping Hammocks

Double Camping Hammocks vs. Two-Person Camping Hammocks While hammock camping is a lot of fun on your own, it’s even better when you bring your favorite person with you. With a little preparation and the right supplies, you can create your own two-person hammock setup, complete with protection from the rain, cold, and bugs. There…

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4 Factors That Make for the Perfect Hammock Destination

4 Factors That Make for the Perfect Hammock Destination Whether you’re planning a solo journey or getting into the great outdoors with friends, hammocks are the perfect way to destress and unwind in some of the country’s most scenic and breathtaking locations. One question must be addressed before you head out, though — where to hang…

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5 Solutions for Hammock Camping Without Trees

5 Solutions for Hammock Camping Without Trees   There are plenty of reasons to be excited about getting started hammock camping. These days, many camping enthusiasts are forgoing traditional tents in favor of this lightweight and easy-setup option. There’s only one potential downside — can you hang a hammock without any trees? Let’s say you…

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a hammock stand on a hot beach

Outdoor Hammock Storage Questions Answered

The Best Way To Store Your Hammock Do you plan to set up your hammock in your living room or dining room? Of course not! You’re going to put it outside in your backyard or use it during camping adventures. That means it’s going to be exposed to the elements and — you guessed it…

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A Minimalist’s Guide To Trekking Lightly When Outdoors

  If you’re like our crew at DutchWare, then you were born to explore the outdoors. Even if you’re wearing comfortable clothing and durable footwear, an overloaded backpack can both weigh and wear you down. That’s why we suggest backpackers learn how to create a pack that contains everything you need and leaves behind excess…

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What to Do If You’re Lost in the Wilderness

Hiking in the wilderness is an incredibly rewarding experience — but it’s not without risk. A study from the University of North Dakota tallied the number of search and rescue calls in U.S. National Parks between 1992 and 2007 and found the average was nearly 12 SAR calls per day. Half of these calls were…

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Seven Tips for Frugally Backpacking Across the World

International travel is a lifelong dream for many of us. We have a deeply held desire to see the world, experience new cultures, and glimpse some of the most gloriously beautiful sights with our own eyes. Travel comes with a price tag that can intimidate many from pursuing this dream — but there are plenty…

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Choosing A Top For Your Hammock

            Take a look outside. You know there are two perfect trees out there somewhere, waiting for you and your hammock. Figure out how many vacation days you can take, mark off the weekends on your calendar, make a camping gear checklist, and get ready to reunite with the outdoors!…

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