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Hammocks take off!Quest for warmth
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Spanish colonist report use of hammocks by Native Americans...Woven out of bark from a hamack tree,1889..Capt Josh Joh Ward creates what is now known as the Pawleys Island HammockJungle Hammock in World War II1947, John Rowlands published his book, Cache Lake Country -- Life in the North Woods, in which he described the use of a hammock for campingBritain´s Royal Navy was giving its sailors a new kind of hammock that could be either slung in the usual way or fitted with metal runners and stretchers to form a camp bed.Early 1960s when Gary Clark produced the world’s first light-weight camping hammock in his Salt Lake tent shopThe minimalist nylon made  M 1966 jungle hammock is developed for the U.S forces in Vietnam, following a captured NVA hammock pattern.Looks like the earliest patented attempt was US Patent 3,675,256 (filed in 1970). This one shows a hammock enclosed by a sleeping bag.In 1997, patents were awarded to Clark's designs. Popular Science Magazine featured the hammock that same year. Soon, junglehammock.com was off and running.Henessy Hammocks first sold9/5/2002 first Hammock sub forum post on WhiteBlazeRisk's Travel PodJRB Nest introduced at Trail DaysJeff's Gear Hammock10-11-2006 Just Jeff posted on White Blaze about a new forum HammockForums.net dedicated to hammocksWarbonnent prototype torso length differential cut uq at Trail Days in 2007 Ring buckles and cinches discussed on HammockForumsWe don't Sew, we make Gear! instructional series introducedWarbonnet Website goes liveThe Ultimate Hang by Derek Hansen (dejoha) published late 2011Hammock Hang Calculator for iOS by dejohaThe Anti-Gravity Disk (AGD) is perfected. Hammocks become a novelty items as everyone now sleeps floating in the air. Although the power supplies are still very heavy.
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The word hammock comes from hamaca, a Taino Indian word which means 'thrown fishing net'From Harper Weekley Aug 19, 1885...After passing examination.....furnishes the apprentice....with a hammock, his bed unitl of age WWII USN Navy Boot Camp...Items issued...sleeping gear..a hammock with a mattress...Che Guevara's 1960 book "Guerrilla Warfare"..."The hammock was the key to a good nights sleep"First crawl of speerhammocks.com by the webarchive (showing website extant since at least April of that year)Peapod available from Speer HammocksMacCat available from OESTarp hoods displayed by Garlington- precursor of the Grizz Beak and Tarp doors?Black Bishop finishes his DIY Black Cat tarpFirst synthetic Warbonnet Yeti back in late October of 2007JRB tri glidesUCRs and Whoopie Slings start to take offDutch Biner---7/2010Dutch Tarp Flyz---4/2011
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Around 1590, hammocks were adopted for use in sailing ships; the Royal Navy formally adopted the canvas hammock in 1597Hammock Camping by Ed Speer published November 2002 Garlington is testing the "Garlington Insulator"Speer's Segmented Pad ExtenderEarly 06/late 05 people begin to experiment with whipped ends of hammocks rather than overhand knotszip ties used instead of whipping hammock endsFirst Shug Video on hammock camping on YouTube Sept 2008Dutch Clip--7/2009Warbonnet offers removable Tarp Doors with shock cords Jan 2010 Dutch Buckle----10/2011Dutch Whoopie hook---1/2012
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Traditionally the sailors who have died at sea were buried at sea in their hammocksHennessy expects a surge in sales in 2002The "Snake Skin" introduced by HennesyHammock Sock (adapted from Risk's Travel Pod) invented by JustJeffBridge Hammocks - JRB Bridge unveiled at Trail Days (May)Warbonnett Superfly Tarp released 1/19/2008Warbonnet offers removable Tarp Doors with button snaps April 2009 26 Dec 2010, Hammockforums reaches 10,000 membersDutch Hook---4/2011Dutch Quilt Hooks----1/2012
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Warbonnet BlackBird shown off at Trail Days- Patents begin to be discussed with Tom HennessyWarbonnet BlackBird released 9/14/2008First Hungry Hammock Hanger Video March 2011 Dutch Lasor beam hammock suspension Jan/2013
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white text to make spacing better and clearerDutch Bridgeskin--12/2007breathable cuben rumouredearly 2012: tablecloths used as 'Hammock Blanks' very popular with the DIY Crowd
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Narrow foot Bridge Hammock - Dblhmmck 8/2007
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white text to make spacing better and clearerWarbonnet Eldorado Hammock introduced in May at Trail Daysmid 2012: Arrowhead equipment make available 'picknic' and 'kitchen sink' tablecloth hammocks to those who prefer not to DIY
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