3 top tips for making the most out of your hammock

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Blog provided by 3f UL Gear apologies for any Chinglish and poor translation. We will aim to redo this in our own words in the future. 

Many people asked me whether seam-seal the Lanshan tent with silicone glue is a must. My answer is that it depends on the situation. If you buy a non-PRO version, you don’t need to apply glue, because it has been taped in the factory and has the high-performance waterproof ability. If you buy the PRO version which is made by 2 side silicone coated Nylon, Congratulations, you will get a new skill!

This method works for any silicone ultralight tent. Not limited to Lanshan tent.

You can find something like a syringe in the package go from the Lanshan Pro, which is the best gluing tool for ordinary people we can find. Although it does not necessarily have the simplest operation, but the result must be the nicest looking.

 

This is a reliable glue. Although it doesn’t dry fast, it’s easy to buy. If you have a better choice, please tell us and we will recommend it to other hikers.

 

In this official instruction of glue, the way they apply glue is to use a small brush to smear the seam, which is also done by most people, but we do not recommend this method because it is very difficult to operate, in the end your beautiful tent will become like this:

believe it will ruin your good mood all day and curse our tent.

 

Our suggestion is to use the syringe we sent with the tent. The specific operation method is shown in the video below:

 

Sorry its chinese! but you will get the drift. English Version just below.

 

 

In English

First of all, you should set up the tent in your backyard. It must be full pitched and tighten.

After that, squeeze the glue into the syringe. According to experience, if your handicraft is good, half a tube of glue is enough. We don’t recommend applying a lot of glue, because it will increase the tent weight.

Before sealing, firstly is to make sure where need sealing. The positions that must be sealing marked with red, the optional sealing area marked with yellow, and the area that no need seam sealing showing as black. We do not recommend seal all seams, because that will increase the weight.

The operation can be carried out from top to bottom. Hold the syringe in one hand, the other hand hold waist for stability. Apply the glue evenly along the seam. In the black UHMWPE patch area, apply it with your fingers after coating to form a thin layer of glue. Remember wipe your finger with papers after that.

If you are a DIYer, it not a big thing! If not, this DIY experience will open up a new world for you.

 

After all seams are sealed, don’t hurry to package the tent. According to the performance of different glue, you need to let it dry for 1-12 hours.

 

In conclusion, If you feel that you are not good at DIY or a perfectionist, you can choose to seal only the red area, so that Lanshan Pro can also withstand in the storm.

 

Finally, if you have a better seam sealing method, please tell us to benefit more people.

Hammocks are swiftly growing in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. They are fantastic for recreational use while camping, as a comfy reading seat in the forest, or as your bed for the night. They’re comfortable, easy to set up, and much drier than sleeping on the rain-soaked floor. To help you get the most out of your hammock, we’ve collated a couple of top tips to help you nap more comfortably.

1. Choose the right hammock

The first step is choosing the right hammock for your needs. As the average stay for a camping trip is four nights, you need something that will keep you comfortable night after night and well protected. Most hammocks designed for the outdoors are compact and lightweight, making them ideal for hiking, as well as coming with mosquito nets in some cases. If you’re unsure on which hammocks best suit your needs, contact the manufacture or ask the expert team at Wood and Water.

2. Let it sag a little

A tight hammock can leave you with an uncomfortable night’s sleep. Ideally, you want it to sit above the ground at around 30 degrees from horizontal. This deeper sag lowers your centre of gravity and makes it harder to fall out of the hammock. Picking two well-spaced trees can aid you in achieving comfort while camping, so keep this in mind when setting it up.

3. Stay dry

In 2019, there were roughly 165 rain days, meaning your priority when camping is staying dry. Using a drip line is a fantastic first step, tying a knot on your straps with the threads hanging down to draw the water away from the hammock. If you’re setting up camp during a particularly rainy period, consider using a piece of tarp to hang overhead to act as a weather shield.

At Wood to Water, we offer a range of hammocks and camping gear to make your outdoor adventures wild and free. We handpick our stock from a selection of leading brands, ensuring the highest quality products for bushcraft and camping. For more information or to get in touch, head to our website.

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