Just Jeff's Hiking Page

"Going to the woods is going home, for I suppose
we came from the woods originally."

- John Muir

Jeep Hammock

Hrm...not much room to sleep in a Wrangler. Not sure why I'd want to, really, but once I got the idea I had to figure it out. I used a normal sized hammock, but it was a little bit too long so I had to wrap the hammock body around the roll bar. Actually, it worked out good because if I put it around the corner, the hammock doesn't slide forward on the roll bar.

It's easier to keep the passenger side of the hammock from sliding back if the plastic brackets are still screwed in, but I had them off for this picture. I made it work well enough using Spectra, but I'm not sure if it would work without the brackets if I used webbing.

I used one piece of Spectra attached at one end like on the Hammock Supports page, strung it across like a ridgeline, and tied it with a slipknot on the other end. I didn't need a ridgeline, but attaching it that way keeps me from tying a knot onto the Jeep.

Detail of the Passenger's Side connection and the Driver's Side connection.

I'm 5'10" and it's just long enough for me to fit in with the roof up and the doors on. I left them off for the picture, though.
Here is my younger son inside the hammock. You can see how close the console is to the hammock. If I hang too low the console pokes into me...just gotta make sure it's hung tight enough.

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