View Poll Results: If a Hammock Camping Merit Badge Group-buy is offered, I would order:

Voters
25. You may not vote on this poll
  • 10 Merit Badges

    16 64.00%
  • 20 Merit Badges

    7 28.00%
  • 30 Merit Badges

    0 0%
  • 40 Merit Badges

    1 4.00%
  • 50 Merit Badges

    0 0%
  • 60+ Merit Badges

    1 4.00%
Page 16 of 16 FirstFirst ... 6141516
Results 151 to 157 of 157
  1. #151
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Jackson, MEECHIGAN
    Hammock
    Dream Hammock Sparrow
    Tarp
    UGQ WD12 & WD13
    Insulation
    UGQ, HG
    Suspension
    Beetle Buckles
    Posts
    251
    Images
    5
    A couple of our scouts bring Eno hammocks for only relaxing in. I wonder if we should look at napping Merit Badge? (Especially for the leaders?)

  2. #152
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Hammock
    Marnoc Manatoc Hammock
    Tarp
    Marnoc Mark 1
    Insulation
    Snugpak/Marnoc
    Suspension
    PYS Tree Straps
    Posts
    70
    Quote Originally Posted by ^shane^ View Post


    As already offered, include knots, first aid, site selection. Could also talk about structural ridge lines and sag.

    DIY hammocks are CHEAP. What about a requirement that the Scout has to build his own hammock?

    Just be sure it's fun and easy to get (since it's not official... yet...). Love the idea.
    I like the idea of making your own hammock.

    Might want to have
    "demonstrate how to get in and out of a hammock safely"
    "For these things your heart shall yearn
    for these things your soul shall burn
    and in the end my friend you too shall learn
    that to these things you must return"

  3. #153
    OlTrailDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Corvallis/Stevensville, MT
    Hammock
    Hammocktent 90*, Sparrow, WBBB XLC
    Tarp
    light & waterproof
    Insulation
    Ongoing experiment
    Suspension
    Ongoing experiment
    Posts
    1,270
    Quote Originally Posted by WLMiller54 View Post
    what would you call a WBBB \ Hennessy \ Nylon with netting type of a hammock? Is that a "Camping hammock"

    I am trying to list types of hammocks
    Rope Hammock
    Bridge Hammock
    Camping Hammock ???
    Asymmetrical Hammock ????
    Quote Originally Posted by WLMiller54 View Post
    Okay, here is draft #1 taken from feedback: Feel free to comment

    Google Doc (Pretty):
    https://docs.google.com/document/pub...TCpwQvSx9kGwxM


    ++++++ \ Start (UGLY) Hammock Camping Merit Badge Draft #1 +++++++
    ...
    3. Hammock Camping Basics:
    a. Describe the features of 3 different types of camping hammocks, when and where they could be used, and how to care for hammocks. (Rope Hammock, Gathered end Hammock, Asymmetrical Hammock, Bridge Hammock, etc)
    ...
    Unless I missed it I did not see the Ninety Degree Hammocks listed, e.g. Hammocktent, Amok Draumr, or Ergo. The Hammocktent Gamma UL is my go to backpacking hammock due to weight and comfort.

    I also have developed a new style hammock that I'm currently working with a vendor to produce. If the vendor approach doesn't come to fruition, it will still be a new style hammock, but a DIY hammock for those who press the frontier of hammocking. I hope to update this in due time.

    Including "non-conventional" hammocks helps stimulate young minds to think beyond the box.

  4. #154
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Potage, MI
    Hammock
    DIY 11' HyperD 1.6 Tawny Olive
    Posts
    79
    Images
    2
    Did anyone ever approach BSA National about this idea?

    If they can offer Fishing and Fly Fishing as separate badges, I don't see any reason this couldn't fly.

    Maybe the HYOH guys could use their logo and raise some funds for the podcast while we wait.

    Just my 2¥

  5. #155
    New Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by WLMiller54 View Post
    Okay, here is draft #1 taken from feedback: Feel free to comment

    Google Doc (Pretty):
    https://docs.google.com/document/pub...TCpwQvSx9kGwxM


    ++++++ \ Start (UGLY) Hammock Camping Merit Badge Draft #1 +++++++
    1. Show that you know first aid for and how to prevent injuries or illnesses that could occur while camping, including hypothermia, frostbite, heat reactions, dehydration, altitude sickness, insect stings, tick bites, snakebite, blisters, hyperventilation and CBS (Cold Butt Syndrome).
    2. Learn the Leave No Trace principles and the Outdoor Code and explain what they mean to hammock camping
    a. Explain how hammock camping supports the Leave No Trace principles
    b. Explain how tree huggers protect trees while hammock camping
    3. Hammock Camping Basics:
    a. Describe the features of 3 different types of camping hammocks, when and where they could be used, and how to care for hammocks. (Rope Hammock, Gathered end Hammock, Asymmetrical Hammock, Bridge Hammock, etc)
    b. Explain the four main parts of a camping hammock system (Suspension, Hammock, Tarp, Insulation)
    c. Explain two types of suspension methods (Tying Knots, Whoopie Sling, Ring buckle, Marlin Spike hitch)
    d. Explain how to inspect your hammock system for safety before hanging
    e. Explain how to keep warm in a hammock, and when to use insulation: Under Quits, Top Quilts, Pads, Peapods
    f. Explain how hammock camping could contribute to a more enjoyable camping experience
    4. Tie the following knots, and explain where to use them in hammock camping: prussic knot, marlin spike hitch, garda hitch, Larks head
    5. Make your own gear: do two of the following
    a. Make your own camping hammock
    b. Modify the suspension on your camping hammock
    c. Build a hammock stand
    d. Make your own hammock insulation
    e. Improve your camping hammock system to make setup and take down easier
    6. Hammock Camping: Do the following:
    a. Show proper site selection for hanging a hammock
    i. Describe the characteristics of a good site with respect to safety and protection from the elements (dead trees, widow makers, appropriately sized trees, wind protection, location of game trails, etc)
    ii. Explain your hammock system and why you chose that site location
    b. Show how to hang a camping hammock system for an overnight trip. Include hammock, tarp, and insulation
    c. Demonstrate how to hang a tarp for protection in the following weather conditions:
    i. Warm and dry
    ii. Wet and rainy
    iii. Windy
    iv. Cold and Snow
    d. Pitch a ground shelter using your camping hammock system
    e. Break camp and demonstrate the Leave No Trace principal before leaving camp
    7. Show experience in hammock camping by doing the following:
    a. Know and follow local regulations which may prohibit the use of trees and hammock camping
    b. Hammock camp a total of at least 7 days and 7 nights. Sleep each night comfortably in a hammock you have pitched. The 7 days and 7 nights must be at a designated Scouting activity or event. You may use a week of long-term camp toward this requirement.
    c. Help another scout earn the Hammock Camping merit badge
    d. Practice safe hammock camping principals
    ++++++++ \ End Hammock Camping Merit Badge Draft #1 ++++++++++
    is there another source for this google doc, as it appears to be no longer at the link provided. I am part of a church related scouting group called the Pathfinders and we are looking at trying to put together a hammock camping (Merit badge) We call them Honors. i would love to see the most recent update to this.

  6. #156
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Hammock
    Ridge Outdoor Gear 11'
    Tarp
    Adventuridge 12'
    Insulation
    Chill Gorilla UQ
    Suspension
    Daisy Chains
    Posts
    22
    Why not try to make it official? Spam BSA enough and they'll be pretty likely to respond.
    “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
    -John Muir

  7. #157
    New Member MattB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Mid Michigan
    Hammock
    Chameleon
    Tarp
    DIY 12' Hex
    Insulation
    EE TQ / AHO UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    40
    Quote Originally Posted by Unknowing outdoorsman View Post
    Why not try to make it official? Spam BSA enough and they'll be pretty likely to respond.
    It would be a big lift for a single specialty badge addressing something, Camping, that there is already an Eagle required badge. While it would be cool, the BSA likely has bigger issues to address. We do have a Safety Moment for hammocks and hammocks are super popular at camp and in our unit.

    https://www.scouting.org/health-and-...mmock-camping/

    https://filestore.scouting.org/files...mmocks_WEB.pdf

  • + New Posts
  • Page 16 of 16 FirstFirst ... 6141516

    Similar Threads

    1. How are you using the Hammock Camping Merit Badge
      By WLMiller54 in forum General Hammock Talk
      Replies: 15
      Last Post: 09-10-2013, 18:40
    2. Replies: 19
      Last Post: 06-01-2013, 18:53
    3. Replies: 49
      Last Post: 04-01-2012, 08:04
    4. Replies: 43
      Last Post: 08-20-2011, 08:44
    5. Replies: 22
      Last Post: 05-05-2011, 09:51

    Tags for this Thread

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •