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The Second Edition of Hammocks and Hard Drives Is Out Now!

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It’s happened! After several weeks of research, writing, and fighting with design tools (seriously, those things are a pain in the you know what!), the second edition of my book “Hammocks and Hard Drives: The Tech Guide for Digital Nomads” is out today!

A couple of years ago I published the first version, aiming to solve the problems people were having with the tech side of running a location-independent business.

I covered laptops and tablets, phones and communication, security, backups, collaboration, apps, gadgets and much more. Everything I’ve learned from 15 years in corporate IT and several years of working from the road is in there, to make life easier for digital nomads.

Hammocks and Hard Drives coverYou all seemed to like the book (it’s sitting at 4.8 stars out of 5 on Amazon as I write this) and it sold well. Thanks so much for the support! Like anything else in the technology world, though, after two years it was starting to show its age.

Gear recommendations were out of date, some of the sites and apps had shut down, and others had started up to take their place.  Costs and ways of staying connected overseas had changed, as had many of the services aimed at globe-trotting workers.

It was time for an update.

I’ve gone through the book line by line, making sure every suggestion and recommendation is totally up-to-date. I’ve added new sections on things like using your own hotspots to stay connected. Almost every page has new or expanded advice on the best way to achieve a particular goal.

Whether it’s making sure a disaster doesn’t destroy your business, choosing the best gear for your needs without breaking the bank, or fixing awful Internet connections, it’s all 100% accurate as of right now.

For the full breakdown of everything you’ll find in Hammocks and Hard Drives, check out this page.

The design of the PDF version is now much nicer, and the Kindle layout is more consistent and easier to read. There’s even a new cover! All in all, I’m super-happy with the way this second edition has turned out, and I hope you will be too.

Screenshot -- Staying Safe chapter

If you haven’t already bought Hammocks and Hard Drives, now would be the perfect time to do so. For the rest of this week, I’ve discounted the price to $7.99 across the board, regardless of where you buy it.

It’ll be back to the usual price from next Monday, so go grab it now, in whatever format you prefer: PDF | KindleiBooks | Nook | Kobo

Thanks again for all your support — it means the world to me!

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Dave Dean

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Founder and editor of Too Many Adapters, Dave has been a traveler for 20 years, and a geek for even longer. When he's not playing with the latest tech toy or working out how to keep his phone charged for just a few more minutes, he can probably be found sitting in a broken-down bus in some obscure corner of the planet.


  1. How might I purchase a copy of the latest edition of the book in Kindle format, when I’ve already purchased the first edition? Amazon seems to consider them the same book, and prevents me from buying it again.

    1. Author

      Yeah, it’s a great question. I actually mailed Amazon support about that very thing earlier today. I’ll update the post if they come back to me with a sensible answer, but if not, feel free to drop me a line with your Kindle receipt and I’ll come up with an alternative approach. 🙂

  2. Same problem, I bought the first edition (here in Australia) and I cannot buy the new version.

    Is it an update for existing customers?

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