Day Hiking w/ the Amok Segl Hammock & General Discussion on Hammock Camping, Set-up, Tips, etc

Day Hiking and trying out the Amok Segl hammock, as well as some general talk about Hammock Setup and Camping vs Lounging on the trail.

Topics Discussed on this Episode

  • A detailed look at the features and setup of my new Amok Segl Hammock.
  • Proper hang angle for hanging a hammock (ideally, 30°) and why you should avoid hanging your hammock suspension too tight / flat.
  • Proper strap position when using carabiners or Dutch Clips.
  • Nylon vs Polyester tree straps
  • Hammock length and how it relates to diagonal lay.
  • What I look for in a camping hammock compared to an on-the-go lounging / sitting hammock.
  • Hammock strap length and why you may or may not pack longer or shorter straps.
  • Fabric differences for hammocks (stretch, texture, water resistance)

Specs and Features of the Amok Segl Hammock, as per the Manufacturer

  • Plug and play suspension system included.
  • Ultralight weight: 15 oz (total)
  • Weight Breakdown – Hammock (7 oz), Suspension straps (5 oz), Carabiners and buckles (3 oz)
  • 20D Robic Nylon (30% stronger than regular nylon)
  • Capacity: 330 lbs

Other gear seen in the video: ULA Ohm 2.0 Pack, Dutchware Half-Wit Hammock, Amok Draumr 3.0 Hammock.

Spring Cabin Video out now on Whiterook85 & New Hiking Video this Sunday 6pm!

Just a quick channel update.

The new 2016 Spring ‘Go Time Camp’ Cabin Trip video is up now on the Whiterook85 channel and a new feature length hiking video with Sara and I testing the Amok Draumr 3.0 hammock on a section on the Appalachian Trail will be live this Sunday, May 15th at 6 PM EDT.

Click to visit Whiterook85’s Channel

Click to Watch the 2016 Spring ‘Go Time Camp’ Cabin Trip Video 

Click to Watch the Mid State Delaware Turkey Hunting Video

Amok Draumr 3.0 – A Super Flat Hammock? – First Look

An unboxing and first look at the Amok Draumr 3.0 hammock for camping, backpacking, & lounging. 

This a quite different looking, flat laying hammock that is specifically made to work with your existing sleeping pad. It looks pretty cool – almost like a floating one person tent! Stay tuned for updates usage in the field on upcoming backpacking and hammock camping trips.

Specs and info, as per the manufacturer:

*Suspension and bug net included. Available with and without tarp.

  • Hammock weight:
    1340 g / 47 oz (without tarp)
    2056 g / 72 oz (including tarp/stakes)
  • Capacity:
    150 kg / 330 lb max weight
    22 kN carabiners
  • Tree distance:
    minimum 2.5 m, maximum 6 m.
  • Use of the hammock:
    The hammock requires an inflatable sleeping pad – you can read about size recommendations on their website, , as well as more details, specs, etc.