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Enter daily to win one of 10 hammocks

We’ve all been there: waking up in a haze of discomfort after sleeping on a rocky, uneven surface in a tent. It’s not pleasant.

Derek Hansen says it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead, he says, try sleeping in a hammock. Hansen, a Scoutmaster and longtime “hammock enthusiast,” breaks down all you need to know about hammock camping in his new book, The Ultimate Hang: An Illustrated Guide to Hammock Camping.

Find two suitable trees, adjust the tethers and the nylon hammock, and you’ve got yourself a one-way ticket to a good night’s sleep—on a campout, no less!

Still skeptical? Read through Hansen’s article “Ten reasons why you should try hammock camping” on Scoutingmagazine.org.

And to get you started on this latest endeavor, you can enter to win your own hammock in the PLACE TO HANG GIVEAWAY, ending July 31.

In the contest, 10 winners will receive a top-of-the-line hammock (sponsored by Hennessy Hammock, ENO, and Grand Trunk) and a copy of Hansen’s book, The Ultimate Hang. (Read more about the prize packages.)

Your odds of winning increase the more you enter, so be sure to submit your name daily to the PLACE TO HANG GIVEAWAY. On Aug. 1, we’ll randomly select ten winners and announce them here at blog.scoutingmagazine.org.

Good luck—enter now!

Congratulations to the winners of our GOT YOUR BACK GIVEAWAY, which ended June 30th.

Gene Bannister, Scoutmaster of Troop 417 in Park Hills, Mo., was randomly selected as our grand-prize winner, receiving $450 worth of backpacking gear, including a Deuter AIRCONTACT pack. Overall, this contest received 9,600 entries from 2, 600 individuals.

The second-place winner is Christal Vandecar, a mother of two Cub Scouts in the Daniel Webster Council. Christal will receive a Osprey Atmos backpack, a $240 value.

The third-place winner is James Lashlee, a Webelos leader in the Middle Tennessee Council. James will receive a Columbia SilverRidge Weekender backpack, a $120 value.

Thanks for participating in our monthly gear giveaway. Best wishes as you enter our new contest, the PLACE TO HANG GIVEAWAY, which ends July 31.

4 Comments on Enter daily to win one of 10 hammocks

  1. Yes! Hammock camping is the way to go. And not just for warm weather, I’ve hammocked in the winter too, with temps down to the mid teens. Don’t need flat spots to set up. You can hang over rocks, roots and on a slope. Even over water. Now try that in a tent. For more on hammocks goto http://www.hammockforums.net/

  2. Ivan Hazelton // July 3, 2012 at 3:08 am // Reply

    Will hammock camping become an approved method at Philmont?

  3. Only nine prize winners are listed in the giveaway – Three grand prizes and six runners up.

  4. Jay Gorman // July 5, 2012 at 5:44 pm // Reply

    I’ve always wanted to try camping in a hammock!

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