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    Video - My first time :)

    Went out this morning after dropping my son at preschool to hang up my hammock for the first time. I am pretty much in love with it and I am just blown away by how much more comfortable it is than sleeping in a tent!



    if it doesn't show up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhxbXPGAaRU
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    Quote Originally Posted by hikingdad View Post
    Went out this morning after dropping my son at preschool to hang up my hammock for the first time. I am pretty much in love with it and I am just blown away by how much more comfortable it is than sleeping in a tent!



    if it doesn't show up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhxbXPGAaRU
    All ya need is the code to the right of the = sign between the brackets. Enjoyed the video!

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    Senior Member Bic's Avatar
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    Figured it out...thanks!

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    If it was my hammock I would patch it, so that I wouldnt have to worry about it for the years to come.

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    All your comments about how comfortable you were made me smile. Welcome to the club.

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    Great video! What a beautiful area you live in!

    Yeah, I would patch your hammock also. I'd get some adhesive nylon patches (I think even Walmart sells them in the camping department) and cut a patch bigger in all directions than the snag and stick that on there. Maybe leave the other side of the snag alone so if it does fail in the next year, you can show Hennessy for the warranty coverage. If you're a "belt and suspenders" kinda guy, you could stick patches on both sides of the fabric to cover the snags on both sides. I've used this adhesive nylon and it's really reliable. It's even held for YEARS on the inside of BOOTS!!!

    Anyway, awesome day for you! I'm so happy you're pleased. Thanks for sharing your "moment of discovery"!!!!
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    Enjoyed your video. What a beautiful place to hang and camp.
    My first netted hammock was a Hennessy I bought back in 2006.
    Used it up until 2010. Enjoy the new hobby.

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    Way to get out there and test out your new rig and just in time for some winter camping too.
    Really glad to hear you like the hammock life. See you on the trail.

    Fronkey

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    Glad to see that you are giving hammocking a shot! If it were my hammock I would probably just leave the snag. As long as it's just a snag and not a tear nor hole. Maybe I'll see ya on the SHT!
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    Great first trip, love to hear how much you enjoyed it.

    As for the snag, look close at the threads of the fabric. If the threads are torn you might need to patch or replaced the hammock. If they are not torn and just out of place from the weave then with your fingers gently pull the fabric north and south then east and west this should return the fabric close to its normal position. The same thing happened to the bottom of my warbonnet. I just tugged on the fabric in both directions with no problems. I hope this is understandable and that it helps.
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