Hanging Two Hammocks & One tarp on a single set of Trees using the Dutch Chameleon Hammock with Beetle Buckles and Spreader Bar.
For this video, Sara and I will be experimenting with our new double hammock system by Dutchware to hang both of our hammocks side by side without the need to find 3 or even 4 trees in order to set up without having the two hammocks bump into each other.
The key pieces of hardware that make this possible are the Dutchware Spreader Bar pole with end pins that lock into the holes on the new Dutchware Beetle Buckles suspension system. When attached at the head end, the spreader bar will keep the two hammocks at a comfortable distance apart. For the video, we’ll be using a 36 inch spreader bar pole, shorter poles can be used as well, or you can even cut down your existing poles to shorter lengths. This can help minimize see-sawing, as well as create opportunities to use narrower tarps,
Speaking of tarps, one of the very attractive points of using this system is the ability to pack just a single tarp to be shared by two hammocks. However, you’ll have to keep in mind that you’re required space will be a bit wider than usual. This is especially compounded by non-rectangular tarps, such as those cut in the popular hexagonal shape. Because tarps of those kind are only at their full length along the middle seam, you may find that you’re hammocks don’t quite fit underneath anymore, due to the tapered sides of the tarp. My 10’x12 Hennessy Deluxe Hex Tarp is a hexagonal cut and suffered this symptom. For future trips, I may experiment with a narrower spreader bar, or I may just get a dedicated rectangle shaped tarp for use with this hammock system.
Link to Sara’s Instagram: @SarasGreatAdventures , as mentioned in the video.