Both incredibly simple, and incredibly comfortable hammock.

This double layer design allows for a sleeping pad to be inserted between the layers for insulation.

Basic bugnet – sized to fit on the hammock design shown above.

Bugnet cocoon – a simple design to fit over almost any camping hammock.

Bugnet – a simple design to fit over almost any camping hammock. Weigh the sides down with gear or rocks. Easy on, easy off.

A few basic hammock suspension systems.

Tree strap design. Small diameter rope can cut into the bark, damaging the tree long term. Use straps 1″ wide or greater to protect the tree.

Whoopie Slings. The ultimate in ultralight hammock suspension.

Ultralight Asymmetrical Tarp. This is the simplest tarp you can make. This uses just one sheet of material and no seams – which means no seam sealer!

Just enough coverage to keep you and your hammock dry, but you won’t be hosting a large gathering under this one.

The standard in hammock tarp coverage. The catenary curves keep this tarp taught when hung out right.

Ample coverage underneath for you, your hammock, your gear – even your camp kitchen.

The ultimate in hammock tarp coverage. Catenary curves keep this tarp taught and the extended ends can be turned in to create doors for full tent-like coverage.

Keep those winds and driving snow and rain at bay.

Hammock camping works best with an underquilt. When you lay on top of your sleeping bag, your body crushes the insulation, severely diminishing the heat retention. Instead, suspend insulation under the hammock so it retains its full loft and maximum heat retention.

Use this design with Insultex or adapt for a layer or two of Climashield.

Basic stuff sack design. Adapt the size to taste.

Just a few basic sewing techniques to get you started in building your own outdoor gear.