How To Set Up the Go Camping Hammock, Ridgeline & Bug Net Basic Tutorial

In this demonstration I’ll show you how to set up the Go Camping Hammock. The set up is the same with the Go Hammock except you won’t need to run the ridgeline through the net or stake out the bug net.

Link to the Cinch Buckle Hammock Suspension System tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeqMiouT-BU

You can buy the Go Camping Hammock here: https://go-outfitters.com/collections/hammocks-and-accessories/products/the-go-camping-hammock

You can purchase the Cinch Buckle Hammock Suspension System here: https://go-outfitters.com/collections/hammocks-and-accessories/products/cinch-buckle-hammock-suspension-system

Below is a basic transcript of the instructions in the video…

Find the loop on one end of the ridgeline and make a small bight in the rope near the loop. Pass the bight through the loop. This creates a new loop, pass it over the hammock suspension and pull it tight. Next, unzip the hammock zipper completely and then find the metal grommet on the net. It’s near the end of the hammock. Take the loop on the other end of the ridgeline and try to straighten it out and compress it a little. Then thread through grommet. It’s was designed to be a tight fit to keep bugs out. This one was easy to thread but sometimes it may take a few tries.
After threading, pull most of the ridgeline though from inside the net.

Next Locate the metal grommet on the other end of the camping hammock and thread the end of ridgeline through it from the inside of the net to the outside. And attach it to the hammock suspension just like on the other end.
Now you’re ready to hang your Go Camping Hammock.

I recommend setting the height of head end 6-12″ lower than the foot end. This helps keep your body towards the head end which eliminates tight fabric that can be uncomfortable on the back of the knee or calf. Experiment to see what works best for you. You can choose either end for the head end.

Low on the bug net you’ll find two loops on each side. Connect one of the included hooks and shock cords to each of these loops. Alternatively you can tie the shock cord to the loops.
Next stake out the net . You don’t have to use the entire length of the shock cord but I recommend using at least 5 feet so the cord can stretch. This prevents damage to the net. I connect my stakes to the shock cord with a marlinspike hitch because it’s easy to tie untie.

Let’s take a look at the marlinspike hitch with a bright colored cord. Make a loop by bringing the lower portion of the cord over the upper part. Next, where the ropes meet fold the loop up. Pull a bight of the standing end through the loop and thread the stake like this. Now pull it tight from the opposite direction of the standing end. You want the knot to hug the stake. This is a Marlinspike hitch.
Next pull each shock cord and insert each stake into the ground at an angle like this. Don’t pull it too tight, use just us enough tension to pull the bug net out of the way.

In this photo I highlighted the shock cord in yellow to give you an idea of the angle of the shock cords in relation to the hammock. Using this angle keeps the net pulled out and keeps the cords out of your way when entering and exciting the hammock.
Now all that’s left is to get into the hammock and zip it closed.

For more info visit: https://go-outfitters.com

 

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