The Ultimate Hang by Derek Hansen

The Ultimate Hang

By Derek Hansen

  • Release Date: 2011-10-27
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
Score: 5
From 171 Ratings
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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.


  • Very useful for a beginner

    By Tiny wings-Tiny interest
    I'm new to hammock camping and this book offers a lot of easy to understand tips. Great book! Easy read!
  • Excellent info

    Loved this book. Looking forward to getting out as soon as I can and trying out some of the new information. Look for upcoming reviews of our hammocks on our new site
  • Great book

    By Batman1970
    Love this book great or reference and over all handy to have.
  • Excellent Book

    By Mlukat
    Excellent book covering the subject of hammock camping. The author gives a comprehensive guide to everything hammocks. Good sources are given in the reference section.
  • The Ultimate Hang

    By Duprelm
    Great book! Lots of concise information.
  • Essential Reading

    By Fuzzebeara
    Over the years I've compiled lots of info on hammocks & camping on my desktop computer that I don't want to eat up a lot of space on my iPod Touch or iPad. This book consolidates most that info and adds illustrations (what a clever idea). And now I can have access to this info on my mobile devices whether on the trail, car camping with the grand kids or teaching a Scout troop. This is a "must have" book in print format and an essential tool in the digital format.
  • New to hanging

    By Dan 18465
    This is a great hammock 101 book. I had fun reading it on my iPhone.
  • Well done

    By JB627
    As a newbie to hanging I decided to test the waters and purchase this ebook. I have to agree it was a fast read and done well. It is chock full of the duh I knew that and a very good review of trail and camping / hanging edict. That said I will always have this handy as a reference and the illustrations are truly worth a thousand words Happy hanging
  • The Ultimate Hang

    By Quilter57
    Great resource for anyone wanting to explore new ways of camping. Drawings show a lot of creativity and humor. I enjoyed enough I took the plunge and bought my first hammock.
  • Excellent Read!!

    By SoundWitness
    I've been a "hanger" since 2006, and I learned a ton from this book. Derek has covered it all and the illustrations are so clear and concise, even the noob can understand the concepts.