Back in the day when I was about 9 years old and deemed old enough by “Mom” to go fishing alone, it was all I wanted to do – and all I did after chores were done. We lived about a quarter-mile from a river that was stocked for the trout season and had its share of typical river species as well. Unfortunately, my dad was always working in the family business to make ends meet for us, so it was just me and my meager gear. Continue reading “Learning A Good Fly Fishing Knot”
When camping out, there’s nothing quite like sleeping in a hammock. You get to fall asleep under the stars while gently swaying to the relaxing sounds of nature. Being up off the ground means no creepy crawlers and when you wake up, your back isn’t sore from sleeping on rocks. Additionally, if you’re backpacking, hammock camping lowers your overall trail weight.
Really, nothing beats it—except maybe a biblical swarm of insects or the unexpected rainy night.
That’s why you need a solid hammock ridgeline. With it, you can put up a rain fly or tarp to block out the wind and rain and attach a bug net to prevent mosquitos from turning you into a midnight snack. Continue reading “How to Make the Perfect Hammock Ridgeline with 3 Simple Knots”