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  1. Some things have come up, one being a sick...

    Some things have come up, one being a sick friend. I may just come up for the day on Saturday, with food.
  2. Thanks, Megan- The Foote Brothers' site is...

    Thanks, Megan-

    The Foote Brothers' site is down right now. I could us a weekend to take it easy anyway. Been traveling too much of late.

    Just back from the grocery store and will change what...
  3. Hmm- Not a kayak owner, so I will not be...

    Hmm-

    Not a kayak owner, so I will not be paddling with you. Bummer! If Sunshower is bringing angel hair pasta, do we still need the rice pilaf? Is anyone gluten-intolerant?
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    As suggested, try ear plugs and using your bag as...

    As suggested, try ear plugs and using your bag as a quilt. You might need a small pillow if your neck is being flattened. This would mostly apply to people like me with a bit of neck arthritis. I...
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    Been doing exactly this for at least 10 years. ...

    Been doing exactly this for at least 10 years. Start with just the mylar blanket, add 1/8 inch foam (on the mylar blanket) from Gossamer Gear or OwareUSA. If that isn't warm enough, then add my...
  6. Doing some back reading and found this. I added...

    Doing some back reading and found this. I added SkyPainter to the spreadsheet as well as myself. I was thinking of bringing cheese-chili mac, but if it works for SkyPainter, I will bring chicken...
  7. Thanks, Chaz- I will try to catch up a bit in...

    Thanks, Chaz-

    I will try to catch up a bit in the next few days. I've been out of state for 6 weeks. One of those "stuff happens" things. Hubby has National Senior Games the weekend before this...
  8. Just saw Sky Painter's post. I happily will fit...

    Just saw Sky Painter's post. I happily will fit in where it works for everyone. I'm heading out in the morning to hit Trail Days and see my mother in Ohio, so may not have Internet access for a few...
  9. I'm by myself, so can move if another hangar has...

    I'm by myself, so can move if another hangar has room for me in his/her site.
  10. Thanks! Didn't know if you already had "company"...

    Thanks! Didn't know if you already had "company" in mind. I made it 3 in your site but don't know if you want another name in there somewhere. Will decide what to bring later on. Lots of water...
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    In addition to military and state campsites,...

    In addition to military and state campsites, there are city/county parks on several islands of Hawaii. For Oahu, go to the Honolulu County site. https://www.honolulu.gov/parks/camping.htm We saw...
  12. Just checked commitments for July. July 15...

    Just checked commitments for July. July 15 weekend is clear for me. Would love to tack on to someone's site and chip in. It is unlikely anyone from my family will camp, but my brother may come...
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    Hennessy has too many models to answer your...

    Hennessy has too many models to answer your question directly. Tom doesn't recommend inflatable mattresses, but I've used them successfully. The heaviest part of the user may need additional...
  14. Thread: lashing only?

    by Rosaleen
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    As I recall that Tom directly said to me was that...

    As I recall that Tom directly said to me was that he is concerned about a carabiner weakening the rope. When the rope is suspended on a carabiner, it is forced into a tight turn that can cause...
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    If you have the stock tarp, you can just pull out...

    If you have the stock tarp, you can just pull out the tarp to look at it. It will be diamond-shaped or not. Diamond is the old shape. Asym is the newer one.
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    From what I understand, the SS shouldn't fit the...

    From what I understand, the SS shouldn't fit the Safari. It is longer and wider than the Explorer, for which you can buy a SSII or XL, whatever the designation.

    Now, IF you are handy, MAYBE you...
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    I hope that you quickly find the right...

    I hope that you quickly find the right combination that makes you comfortable.

    Suggestions:

    -Do nothing to change your hammock for at least a year. Changing, cutting, etc., the...
  18. Thread: WV>Dolly Sods

    by Rosaleen
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    Look up Red Creek campground, managed by the...

    Look up Red Creek campground, managed by the USFS. Some of us plan to be there the last weekend of July. Come introduce yourself and visit.
  19. I will see what I can do. I'm still working out...

    I will see what I can do. I'm still working out dates to see relatives, planning to make a camp out in Dolly Sods
  20. Thanks to Sunshower for getting this started. It...

    Thanks to Sunshower for getting this started. It was fun!
  21. Son's car is in the shop so I'm still running...

    Son's car is in the shop so I'm still running Mom's Taxi Service and we had a couple of water pipes break. I'm very slowed down, but still planning to show up. I need to get away!
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    Let me start with telling you that hanging a...

    Let me start with telling you that hanging a Hennessy at 30 degrees is unnecessary. The built-in ridgeline takes care of setting the hammock body's curve. If you are hoping to relieve some of the...
  23. Here is the deal with Hennessy Hammocks. The...

    Here is the deal with Hennessy Hammocks. The ridgeline is what sets the optimal "comfort curve" of the hammock body. It is tied into the suspension lines and is supposed to pull tight when loaded...
  24. Do yourself a favor if you are packing any...

    Do yourself a favor if you are packing any distance by going for an Explorer Ultralight. Side-entry is an option. It is lighter and less bulky than the Deluxe or DJXL. The lighter hammock has a...
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    The space blanket IS supposed to reflect some of...

    The space blanket IS supposed to reflect some of your body heat at you. Do try the fleece on top of your foam and see if it works for you. You may find that it is heavy enough to keep the foam pad...
  26. I'm interested, as well as fairly local. I just...

    I'm interested, as well as fairly local. I just added myself to site 201, as it seemed to have one more hanging spot available. Move me if necessary. Will look for info about paying for site.
  27. I'm interested, as well as fairly local.

    I'm interested, as well as fairly local.
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    OK- This Excalibur is not moving quickly and...

    OK-

    This Excalibur is not moving quickly and you want to fund a trip. You might try posting this sale on some other sites, such as a food preservation/dehydrating site on Yahoo, or...
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    For anyone considering buying a dehydrator, this...

    For anyone considering buying a dehydrator, this is the "Cadillac" version. I burned through 3 or 4 of the round ones, one on it's first use, before making the leap to buy this model. I use if not...
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    Sending you a PM

    Sending you a PM
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    CatSplat- Send a reminder E-mail to Hennessy...

    CatSplat-

    Send a reminder E-mail to Hennessy Hammock, explaining the situation. If you have the E-mail string to back you up, include it. Hennessy Hammock is a high-flow operation. While they...
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    The bottom-entry hammocks are used with the...

    The bottom-entry hammocks are used with the head-left/feet-right lay, but for the side-zips, it doesn't matter. If you are comfortable, you are comfortable.

    That said, I might go with having my...
  33. Tom Hennessy responded to my post. SOME hammock...

    Tom Hennessy responded to my post. SOME hammock models are being produced with the stitched ends. This modification allows for easier replacement of the ridgeline, so the average person can do this...
  34. Hmm- I wonder if a different factory is making...

    Hmm-

    I wonder if a different factory is making the sewn-end hammocks? At first I thought maybe the sewn end was just on Safari models. It could be the melted ends with a hole is the way the...
  35. Thread: Safari Zip

    by Rosaleen
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    Just say'n. I like the bottom entry hammock in...

    Just say'n.

    I like the bottom entry hammock in the summer. It allows for a really quick escape from insects. Keeping the fly attached means I can pull over at dusk when the mosquitoes in a...
  36. Thread: Scout setup

    by Rosaleen
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    Hang any Hennessy straight and level, snug but...

    Hang any Hennessy straight and level, snug but not very tight. The ridge line tied into the ends of the hammock and suspension ropes set the sag ("comfort curve") of the hammock bofy so that it is...
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    KayakKarl is correct, the hammock side pull-outs...

    KayakKarl is correct, the hammock side pull-outs should line up with the tarp side corners. Align and tighten the sides before snugging the long ends.
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    A lot of ideas seem to be meshed in the above...

    A lot of ideas seem to be meshed in the above replies. Where to even start?

    Don't look at the differences between the Hennessy models only by the length of the ridgeline. The bodies are deeper...
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    Ripstop should take care of you, but I would...

    Ripstop should take care of you, but I would still buy some self-sticking patches from the sewing or sporting goods area of my favorite discount store and slap on a nice, round patch. The hammock is...
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    Hi, Sunkmail- I asked Tom about the Undercover...

    Hi, Sunkmail-

    I asked Tom about the Undercover for side-zips. There is no entry/exit slit on the bottom, since it isn't needed for the side-entry model hammocks. I don't know about other mods...
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    Hennessy's tied-in ridgeline sets the hammock's...

    Hennessy's tied-in ridgeline sets the hammock's curve, so if nothing on the hammock has been changed from stock/original, no hanging "sag angle" is needed. Tom likes to set up the hammocks so they...
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    Here is my take on zippers VS bottom-entry as a...

    Here is my take on zippers VS bottom-entry as a 10+ year Hennessy hammocker and once-a-year helper (Trail Days).

    The bottom entry is my choice for summer use because I can practically dive in to...
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    Wish I'd been paying better attention sooner. ...

    Wish I'd been paying better attention sooner.

    Count me in.
  44. Bosman- Are you suggesting that Hawghanger...

    Bosman-

    Are you suggesting that Hawghanger place some fluffy insulation on top of the open cell foam pad in his Supershelter system? Wouldn't the shock cord pulling up the OCF (a big part of...
  45. Try your plan in your backyard first. The open...

    Try your plan in your backyard first. The open cell foam pad of the Supershelter system is intended to snug against the user via stretched shock cords. It should conform to the sleeper's underside...
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    Hegone- As one poster mentioned, make sure...

    Hegone-

    As one poster mentioned, make sure that the Asym sides are matched to those of the hammock. Also, line up those corners to be sure that one isn't uncovered should rain hit. Finally,...
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    My $.02 as another person hyper-sensitive to PI....

    My $.02 as another person hyper-sensitive to PI.

    For some, PI on clothing/fabrics may not be a problem, but I have gotten poison ivy from my KID's clothes after I carried an armload to the washer....
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    Schofield Barracks

    What a blast from the past!

    IIRC, hubby was assigned there about 1969-70. He was transferred to Fort Bliss, TX, not quite the same garden spot, a few months before we married. I hope you like...
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    Swelly- You might want to rethink using any...

    Swelly-

    You might want to rethink using any rings with your new Hennessy. These can damage the suspension ropes and void your warranty. I would use the stock suspension as it is for at least the...
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    I don't have a quick fix for the Velcro closure. ...

    I don't have a quick fix for the Velcro closure. See if any gunk has clogged the sticky part and try to situate yourself so that you are on a slight diagonal. I usually hang the foot end just a bit...
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