Articles written by: Patrick Hutchison

Just Add Water: How to Make Your Own Dehydrated Meals
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Just Add Water: How to Make Your Own Dehydrated Meals

Store bought dehydrated meals are an expensive and often overrated novelty. Dense, bland calories in fancy packages shouldn’t eat up the majority of your gear budget. Making your own dehydrated meals is not only hardcore, it’s easy, affordable and tasty. Dehydrated meals are also extremely light, something most hammockers appreciate. [...]

5 Natural Phenomena to Watch From Your Hammock
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5 Natural Phenomena to Watch From Your Hammock

We all know that the outdoors are enchanting and beautiful, often mesmerizingly so, but it is a passive beauty, stable and unrelenting. Actively stimulating displays are rare, but when the conditions are just right nature lifts her skirt and puts on a little show. For those in tents, sleeping on [...]

Relaxing Trail Tea
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Relaxing Trail Tea

Somehow, hammocks seem to encourage savoring experiences like drinking a hot beverage. Whether it’s coffee in the morning, a cold beer after a long day, or a mug of hot tea just before bed, everything seems to taste better when you’re slung between a few trees. Trail tea is delicious, [...]

Indoor Hammocking
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Indoor Hammocking

Hammocks are usually reserved for the out-of-doors. A few trees and a hammock is a combination as classic as burgers and fries. But feeling like you need trees to enjoy a hammock is an impulse that’s depriving you of countless hours of carefree slingin’. It’s time to bring your hammock [...]

Expert Advice on Self-Guided Relaxation Techniques
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Expert Advice on Self-Guided Relaxation Techniques

NASCAR drivers spend hours studying tires so they can drive faster, chefs travel all around the world to find new ingredients. Now it’s time for hammockers to devote themselves to an advanced education, in relaxation. Lewis Hutchison, MSW is mental health therapist specializing in stress-reduction and relaxation techniques. He’s also [...]