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How to Keep Bugs Away From Your Hammock 

How to Keep Bugs Away From Your Hammock 

Now that the warmer weather has returned, you’re probably looking forward to spending as much time outside as possible in the coming months. And what better way is there to enjoy the great outdoors than in your favorite hammock? Of course, the only downside to spending your summer evenings swinging in a hammock is the…

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hammock camping vs tent camping

Hammock Camping vs. Tent Camping

The beauty of camping is experimenting with the type of camping and finding out what kind of camper you are. The two main types of camping that you can test out are hammock camping and tent camping — both have unique benefits and advantages. Comparing hammock camping versus ground camping can help you determine which option…

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Single Layer vs. Double Layer Backpacking Hammocks

When it comes time to purchase a hammock for your upcoming backpacking trip, you may wonder what the difference is between a single and double layer hammock. As you browse these different types of hammocks, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. The first is where you will be using your hammock and whether…

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Overcoming Hammocking Claustrophobia

Overcoming Hammocking Claustrophobia After a day adventuring in the great outdoors, you’ve been looking forward to slipping into your hammock. Setting it up was simpler than you thought. In fact, it looks incredibly inviting! As you get yourself into place, a feeling of panic overwhelms you. This doesn’t seem natural at all. You want to…

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A Complete Look at the Chameleon Hammock

There is no hammock like the Chameleon for offering comfort and easy setup for your next camping adventure. Designed for function at every level, the Chameleon is a full-featured hammock made to be completely customizable and adaptable to any environment. Because of its modular structure, you can swap out components of your Chameleon hammock setup to fit your needs. …

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The Differences In Hammocks Dutchware Offers

There’s nothing quite like spending a few moments relaxing outdoors in a hammock. The lulling swing and cradling feeling can be almost meditative. Meanwhile, you can take time to rest your eyes or enjoy the scenery, looking up at the tree branches or blue sky. Hammocks are perfect for hiking, camping or even casual everyday…

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DutchWare Hiking Tips

10 Hiking Hacks for Beginners and Experts Alike

Whether you’re planning your first hiking expedition or have been exploring the outdoors for decades, the same truth applies: There’s always something new to learn. No matter your level of experience, hiking is more than a hobby. It’s a sport that requires preparedness, perseverance, and an open mind. Apply these 10 hiking hacks for your…

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Dutchware® Provides Contract Services for Sewing, Laser Cutting, Custom Printing & More

After many years of providing wholesale materials, reliable services and expertise to businesses, DutchWare® is adding new capabilities to provide high-quality contract services for sewing, laser cutting, custom printing, and more. As a trusted supplier of innovative, high-quality products and materials for outdoor enthusiasts, we’re known for our attention to subtle details that ensure every item…

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Seven Games That Will Make Hiking Fun for Kids

Hiking with kids can be a world of fun, as they have a tendency to delight in unexpected things and bring a new sense of perspective and wonder to any trek. However, there may also be times when little legs are tired, and they’ve had enough. In those moments, you might need a little creativity…

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Making Your Own Outdoor Gear – 5 Tips & 5 Benefits

Whether you’re a veteran backpacker or a newcomer on the trails, making your own outdoor gear is a rewarding, cost-effective way to meet your backpacking and camping needs. Starting a new activity, like do-it-yourself (DIY) camping gear, can be challenging at first. Embrace the opportunity to learn new skills, including how to use a sewing…

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7 different shades of 1/4 Amsteel Blue Rope (by the foot)

What You Need To Know About Amsteel Rope

What is Amsteel Rope? Amsteel is a samthane coated, non-rotational, 12-strand single braid that is known for its low stretch and high strength. It has a similar strength to wire rope with 1/7th of the weight. In addition, the product is flexible, lightweight, durable, resists flex-fatigue, & abrasion-resistant. Is Amsteel the Same Thing as Amsteel…

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