The Ultimate Hang: Hammock Camping Illustrated


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The Ultimate Hang: Hammock Camping Illustrated

Authored and Illustrated by Derek J Hansen


Hammock camping--one of the most comfortable ways to enjoy a long-distance thru-hike, a weekend backpacking trip, or just an overnight in the woods. With more than 200 illustrations to guide you, this book helps you get off the ground to discover the freedom, comfort, and convenience of hammock camping. Learn how to set up and use a hammock to stay dry, warm, and bug free in a Leave No Trace-friendly way. This book covers hammock camping basics such as how to get a perfect hang and how to stay dry, warm, and bug free. Plus, it illustrates techniques and tips to get the most out of a hammock shelter, whether you have purchased an all-in-one kit or you’ve assembled your own customized system.


The second edition to the highly-rated book on hammock camping.


What's new: Completely re-written with all-new sections on hammock FAQs and basics for new hangers and an expanded advanced section for veterans, plus a DIY section to get you started making your own hammock gear.


The Ultimate Hang 2 covers everything from suspension systems, hammock stands, staying dry, warm, and bug free, along with setting up hammocks indoors.


Hammocks are one of the most comfortable ways to enjoy the indoors, and make great companions for a long-distance thru-hike, relaxing at a park, a weekend backpacking trip, or an overnight in the woods! Get off the ground and begin enjoying the outdoors.


Updated with more than 300 illustrations, The Ultimate Hang 2 helps you discover the freedom, comfort, and convenience of hammock camping. Learn how to set up and use a hammock to stay dry, warm, and bug free in a Leave No Trace-friendly way.


All the best tips and techniques on hammock camping in one place. Stop searching and start relaxing.


About the author:
Derek Hansen is a lightweight backpacker, Scoutmaster, and "hammock enthusiast" who enjoyed his first hammock hang at age 14 at a Boy Scout high adventure base. When he's not out testing outdoor gear, he enjoys reading and spending time with his family.


Paperback: 344 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (November 20, 2017)

Language: English


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  • 5
    The Ultimate Hang 2

    Posted by Ken on 13th Feb 2020

    What a great book. This book has great information for those who want to get into hammock camping and those that have been using a hammock for a while. Loaded with illustrations to make understanding very clear. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to get into or increase their knowledge of hammock camping

  • 5
    The ultimate hang 2

    Posted by Otto on 27th Mar 2019

    Great book with just about every subject related to hammocks touched upon. This second edition is well worth buying if you have the first edition due to the updates and expansion. Its something I keep going back to as I continue to tweak my hammocking gear.

  • 5
    Great book!

    Posted by Harold on 13th Nov 2017

    This is a really great book to introduce people to hammock camping.
    I have a loaner copy for my friends to read and bring them to the hammock side of camping.
    The illustrations are excellent and make things very easy to uderstand. This book is a really great resource for all things hammock camping.

  • 5
    Enjoyable read

    Posted by lemmonaid on 13th Feb 2017

    I agree with everyone's comments, there is so much online when it comes to technology for hammock camping. This book is a must for first timer looking to get into hammock camping.


  • 4
    good book for hammock info

    Posted by paul on 1st Mar 2016

    this is a good book for the true novice me. it has fantastic info but I wish it had a section with the hammock gear like the slings and the lil clips for the ridge line and such. but all in all a lot of great info for the true beginners of hammock camping.

  • 4
    Ultimate Hang very informative

    Posted by tree hugger on 18th Nov 2014

    This book is well organized, clearly written, and very informative to hammock camping beginners! I look forward to implementing all of the useful instructions, recommendations, and tips.

  • 5
    Great Book!

    Posted by flatlander on 12th Jun 2014

    Beautifully illustrated and very well written. This book will get you hangin. Highly recommended.