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The Ultimate Hang Book

This engaging story follows the exploits of seven children as they are terrorized by a shape-shifting clown in the small town of Derry, Maine.

Oh wait, that's a different book. You'll like this one better.

Ready to go down the rabbit hole?

Are you new to hammock camping or an old pro?

The Ultimate Hang was written for hammock hangers of any level and interest.

Brush up on the basics or learn advanced skills to help you stay dry, warm, and bug free in a Leave No Trace-friendly way. Get off the rocks, slugs, and roots and discover the best “tent” you’ll ever sleep in, whether you’re thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail or just doing an overnight in the backyard.

A must read for any hammock lover.


With more than 200 incredible illustrations to guide you, this book will help you get off the ground to discover the freedom, comfort, and convenience of hammock camping.


The Ultimate Hang is written by Derek Hansen, a lightweight backpacker and huge hammock enthusiast. Derek really knocked it out of the park with the sheer amount of outdoors knowledge and incredible illustrations contained within the book's 100+ pages. The Ultimate Hang will take you way beyond your basic hammock setup and includes advice on everything from choosing the right campsite to hacking your hammock setup with DIY gear.

The best hammock camping book

Topics Covered Include:

  • Staying warm with Hammock Insulation
  • Selecting the right campsite
  • Hammock Suspension Options
  • Staying Dry & Bug Free
  • Hammock Knots
  • How to cheat at poker
  • Building your own hammock stand, sleeping better, and much more...

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Totally recommend

Good intro. Light and fast reading. Good buy for first-time hammock camper.

Happy hammocking, John! Glad to hear you're enjoying the book.
Would highly recommend!

This is a wonderful book and answered all of my questions about hammocks. The illustrations are awesome!

Great book with all the

Great book with all the details I need to make hammock camping a part of my life. With the exception of thinking the average person is 6ft tall, I found the information to be accurate and well presented.

Great book

I bought this as a gift for my son and he loves it.

Very informative!

I read this in a few hours and was blown away by how much I learned about hammocks. Would definitely recommend!

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