Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 33

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Senior Member ShakeyLeggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    At Mid Point
    Hammock
    Hennesy ULBA
    Tarp
    Macat D
    Insulation
    JRB No Sniveler
    Suspension
    Stock
    Posts
    192
    Images
    4

    Tying a Hennessy

    This is the way I tie my Hennessys. I tie the head end using the tree huggers and the recommended figure eight knot. I then move to the foot end and again using the tree huggers I pull the hammock as tight as I can and secure it with a figure eight knot. Which does raise a question. My question is, I am doing any damage (none that I have noticed) or is this the proper way to put my hammocks up?

    I posted this same question on my site as well.
    Last edited by ShakeyLeggs; 10-16-2006 at 03:09.
    A Bad Day On The Trail Is Better Than A Great Day At Work!!!


    -.- -... ...-- ... -.-- --..


  2. #2
    Senior Member blackbishop351's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    Hammock
    Homemade Speer-type
    Tarp
    BlackCat
    Insulation
    Potomac UQ
    Posts
    1,564
    Images
    59
    Quote Originally Posted by ShakeyLeggs View Post
    This is the way I tie my Hennessys. I tie the head end using the tree huggers and the recommended figure eight knot. I then move to the foot end and again using the tree huggers I pull the hammock as tight as I can and secure it with a figure eight knot. Which does raise a question. My question is, I am doing any damage (none that I have noticed) or is this the proper way to put my hammocks up?

    I posted this same question on my site as well.
    That's what I've been doing all along with mine. I find that if I don't get a LOT of tension on it when I hang, the ridgeline is pretty much useless for hanging stuff...and I've got bugnet all over my face.

    If somebody else has a better suggestion, I'm all ears!
    "Physics is the only true science. All else is stamp collecting." - J. J. Thompson

  3. #3
    Peter_pan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    virginia
    Hammock
    JRB BMBH
    Tarp
    JRB 11x10 Cat Tarp
    Insulation
    JRB UQ of season
    Posts
    2,799
    Images
    7
    Works for me...sometimes I even retension it after I sit in it an minute to remove the excess sag...

    Pan
    Ounces to Grams.

    www.jacksrbetter.com ... Largest supplier of camping quilts and under quilts...Home of the Original Nest Under Quilt, and Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock. 800 595 0413

  4. #4
    Senior Member Just Jeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Charlottesville, VA
    Hammock
    Blackbird
    Tarp
    MacCat Standard
    Insulation
    Winter Yeti, MWUQ4
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    8,012
    Images
    32
    That's how I do it, too. Agree w/ blackbishop about the ridgeline, too - not enough tension and the bug net hangs too low.
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

    - My site: http://www.tothewoods.net/
    - Designer, Jeff's Gear Hammock / Pack Cover by JRB

    IMPOSSIBLE JUST TAKES LONGER

  5. #5
    Just another hanger attroll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Denmark, Maine
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Ridge Runner
    Tarp
    MacCat Ultra Spinn
    Insulation
    Warbonnet Lynx
    Suspension
    Straps
    Posts
    2,110
    Images
    43
    When I set mine up I usually tighten it so it is tight. I have never really pulled on it hard to have it as tight as I can get it. Then I sit in it like a chair to have it settle. Then instead of tightening it again if it is to low to the ground I just slide the tree huggers up the tree a little. When I set my hammock up I never wrapped my tree huggers around the tree a second time, so this makes it easier to slide them up the tree.

  6. #6
    Senior Member ShakeyLeggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    At Mid Point
    Hammock
    Hennesy ULBA
    Tarp
    Macat D
    Insulation
    JRB No Sniveler
    Suspension
    Stock
    Posts
    192
    Images
    4
    Thanks guys I was worried that I may be over tensioning my hammocks. When I do pull it tight I am pulling pretty hard. I have found that by doing it this way it stays put. After I get it up I do get in and lay in it for a bit and it still is tight. I have yet to spend a night in either of my hammocks but hope to soon now that my No Sniveller is ordered.
    A Bad Day On The Trail Is Better Than A Great Day At Work!!!


    -.- -... ...-- ... -.-- --..


  7. #7
    Senior Member Seeker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Louisiana
    Hammock
    Hennessy ULB-A
    Tarp
    OES/McCat Std
    Insulation
    JRB UQ
    Suspension
    Stock with biners
    Posts
    195
    just remember (at least with the hennessys-i can't vouch for any others) that the hammock itself will stretch the first couple times you use it... you'll go to sleep fine, and wake up sagging... it's not you. it's just the fabric... after a couple more nights, it will have maxed out and won't stretch any more...

  8. #8
    Senior Member ShakeyLeggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    At Mid Point
    Hammock
    Hennesy ULBA
    Tarp
    Macat D
    Insulation
    JRB No Sniveler
    Suspension
    Stock
    Posts
    192
    Images
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
    just remember (at least with the hennessys-i can't vouch for any others) that the hammock itself will stretch the first couple times you use it... you'll go to sleep fine, and wake up sagging... it's not you. it's just the fabric... after a couple more nights, it will have maxed out and won't stretch any more...
    Yea I was expecting that to happen. Hopefully with me setting it up and toying around with it I will have stretched it pretty good by the time I get to sleep in it.
    A Bad Day On The Trail Is Better Than A Great Day At Work!!!


    -.- -... ...-- ... -.-- --..


  9. #9
    Senior Member blackbishop351's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    Hammock
    Homemade Speer-type
    Tarp
    BlackCat
    Insulation
    Potomac UQ
    Posts
    1,564
    Images
    59
    Mine was a little stretched when I got it - the guy who sold it to me on Ebay had used it a few times. Why he didn't like it, I'll never know.

    Anyway, I expected it to stretch, so I went ahead and stretched it as much as I could myself. I hung it, tightened the hell out of it, then layed in it for 30 mins - 1 hr. Then get up, retighten, and repeat. Keep going until it stops noticeably stretching. I haven't seen any significant stretch since.
    "Physics is the only true science. All else is stamp collecting." - J. J. Thompson

  10. #10
    Senior Member BillyBob58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Tupelo, MS
    Posts
    8,965
    Images
    364
    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
    just remember (at least with the hennessys-i can't vouch for any others) that the hammock itself will stretch the first couple times you use it... you'll go to sleep fine, and wake up sagging... it's not you. it's just the fabric... after a couple more nights, it will have maxed out and won't stretch any more...
    What about the ropes? Somebody on one of the BGT reviews complained about the "memory" in the ropes. The ropes would stretch, but then when he got out to tighten, the rope would return to the same tension as before entering the hammock. Do the ropes ever stop stretching?
    Bill
    Last edited by BillyBob58; 01-27-2007 at 22:56.

Similar Threads

  1. tying out tarp
    By mountaindreamer in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-06-2014, 20:48
  2. Tying a loop
    By momtaxi in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-16-2014, 09:37
  3. Tying up the netting
    By sandykayak in forum Tree to Tree Trail Gear
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-28-2011, 19:42
  4. Tying and clipping
    By ikemouser in forum Warbonnet Hammocks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-07-2009, 23:31
  5. Trying this gizzmo for tying off...
    By Cuffs in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 113
    Last Post: 10-11-2008, 23:00

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
  •