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Santa Barbara, Ca

I'm a full-time rambler and contract designer with as many skill sets in my quiver as there are plane tickets in my passbook. I've worked in ornamental iron, jigsaw puzzle design, bookmaking, glass engraving, and a variety of other mediums. I'm currently living out of a backpack as I trek my way around the world.


Giveaway: Backpacker's Hammock

Zak Erving

Jourdan not included in giveaway

Jourdan not included in giveaway

After last week's inspiration guest post from Megan Wood and the follow-up article making a case for hammocks strung between palm trees, you're probably thinking about how you can go make something like that happen for yourself.

You're in luck, my friends: the good folks over at Treehugger Hammocks know just how sleepless your nights have been since reading about the ultimate travel leisure device, and they've happily donated a hammock for this week's contest.

I've had a Treehugger for a few years now. It was my buddy Dave—who's currently in Burkina Faso with the Peace Corps—who first told me about them during our annual Easter jaunt to Santa Cruz Island in California. 


In short, I swear by Treehugger. Dave swears by Treehugger. The people at Treehugger swear by Treehugger. And we want to share its goodness with you.

Want in? Here's how to enter:

  • In the comments section below, paint me a picture of where you envision using your hammock. You might want to list a location, or upload a small photograph, or spin a little Thoreau-esque yarn (no more than 100 words, please).
  • Confirm your entry…
    • …via Twitter:
      • follow @zakerving (if you haven't already) and retweet this:
    • …or via Facebook:
      • like on Facebook (if you haven't already) and post as your status:

**Contest ends on Friday, April 27 at 5:00pm Pacific Time**

Good luck!