Casey Pollock

Hammocking, backpacking and hiking resources for all levels of adventurers

3 Essential Hammock Camping Tips for Beginners

Hammock camping has several advantages over tent camping, including lighter equipment, greater convenience and more versatility. Once you understand how to start hammock camping, you should know three essential tips to ensure you have a relaxing and comfortable experience. 1. Make Sure You Have the Right Gear Part of hammock camping 101 is owning the proper…

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9 Must-Visit Summertime Hammocking Destinations

Summer’s great weather means it’s the perfect time to take a camping trip to one of the many amazing hammocking destinations throughout the country. Whether you’re looking for a place nearby or somewhere distant to take a road trip to, there’s bound to be something for you. You can hammock almost anywhere, but each destination…

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Guide to DutchWare Hammock Hardware

Guide to DutchWare Hammock Hardware

Whether you’re a hammock enthusiast or just starting to gather hammock equipment for the first time, you can find all of your go-to gear from DutchWare. Our high-quality hammock materials, accessories, and gear can help you explore all corners of the outdoors. Some essential items you’ll need to grab before heading off on your next…

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Perfecting Your Car Camping Kitchen Setup

  Good food is the first step to a memorable camping trip. Before you head out, you’ll need a well-stocked car camping kitchen setup full of everything you’ll need to make meals you love. Here’s a rundown of some of the essentials. Pick the Best Stove After a long day of hiking or relaxing by a…

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7 Chill Activities That You Need to Try in a Hammock 

You spend plenty of time relaxing in your hammock when the weather is pleasant. Along with swaying under your favorite tree, you can try several other hammock activities for an engaging day outside. Chill Activities to Do in a Hammock Whether you need hammock date ideas or want a fun way to spend your day,…

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Hammock Camping for Two

What could be cozier than hammocking for two? Sharing a hammocking experience with someone else can turn a regular camping trip into an opportunity to take togetherness to new heights — literally! Nevertheless, the key to making two-person hammock camping work is having the right equipment. Why not just sleep in the same hammock? Although…

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A List of Great Bikepacking Routes

Bikepacking combines the best of backpacking and biking, allowing you to blaze along trails, enjoy heart-pounding excitement, and explore new terrains. Finding the best bikepacking routes is essential for your next adventure. Some trails are ideal for bikepacking for beginners while other routes are for more experienced riders. Choose a place to explore based on…

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Hammock PeaPod vs. Over/Underquilt

If there was ever a hammock sleeping bag vs. over/underquilt contest, it ended when backpackers saw the multifaceted benefits of packing an over/underquilt instead of their sleeping bag. There are some commonalities between the two, such as basic design elements and materials. Similarities aside, there are plenty of factors that determine the best sleeping solution for nights in your hammock,…

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Hammock Camping Laws and Guidelines in All 63 National Parks

Hammock Camping Guidelines in All 63 U.S. National Parks Camping with your hammock is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, especially in the United States’ many beautiful national parks. Before you set up your hammock for the night, it’s essential to know the current guidelines for the national park you are visiting. Can You Put…

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Bridge vs. Gathered End Hammocks

Bridge vs. Gathered End Hammocks: Which Is Better? If you’re in the market for a new hammock, you have a lot of decisions to make. From the shape to the material and color, your new hammock can take on many forms. Two popular hammock models are the bridge hammock and the gathered end hammock. Both…

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6 Reasons Why You Should Go Camping in the Fall

6 Reasons Why You Should Go Camping in the Fall Have you been considering a fall camping trip? Cool-weather camping offers more than just a chance to see how warm your sleeping bag is. You’ll also enjoy a range of fall camping activities you can’t experience at any other time. Check out these six reasons…

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Tips for Starting a Campfire Without Matches

No Matches? No Problem – Tips for Starting a Campfire Without Matches One of the highlights of any camping trip is relaxing by the fire at the end of the day. Starting this fire, however, may not be quite as relaxing. Creating fire with modern tools is easy enough, but how do you make a…

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