tarp & hammock


Setting up a tarp

I love tarps, they’re my favourite way of camping out.  So here’s a post on how I put mine up. Siting your tarp When it comes to setting up your tarp for the night there are some things that you need to consider first (actually you’ll need to think about these things regardless of whether […]

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Midshipman’s Hitch

The midshipman’s hitch is a great little knot which I use all the time.  Generally I use the midshipman’s hitch to stop my tarp moving along its ridgeline and also for fastening my guy lines. Read this post in conjunction with this one showing the Evenk knot and this one showing the taut line hitch, […]


Taut line hitch

Previously I’ve written a post explaining how to tie the Evenk knot, which gives a fixed point at one end of your line.  This post shows you how to tie off the other end using a taut line hitch, ensuring that you have a good tight line to hang your tarp from.  Also take a […]

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The Evenk knot

The Evenk knot, also known as the Siberian hitch, is a great knot for putting up a tarp or hammock and has the great advantage of being able to be tied whilst wearing gloves.  I use this knot to give a fixed point on one end of my ridgeline.  On the other end of the […]


One handed tarp and hammock

This article on a one handed tarp and hammock setup was originally written for Issue 3 of The Bushcraft Journal; if you don’t yet subscribe, you should give it a go!  You can also see a video of a tarp and hammock going up one handed on this post. In the last issue of The […]

one handed tarp and hammock

one handed tarp and hammock

Putting up a tarp and hammock 2

We filmed this video last week at our bushcraft camp. The idea was solely Ho Kyung’s; he’d been looking at hammocks online and in many reviews the hammock wasn’t taut. So he suggested we do our own video and here it is! Thanks to the guys from Bushcraft Club for helping out. Putting up tarps […]