I Dont know how every one else sets up a Hennessey. but I have seen so many post about sagging ridge lines? I have to say I have Not experienced this! I set hammock up so ridgeline is slightly less than taught! When In hammock it isnt sagging? Maybe folks are paronoid about to much ridge line tennsion and snapping ridge lines? I dont know but my Hyperlight stock ridge line does not sag!
There's more than one reason to go with a separate tarp ridgeline. I like having the tarp in its own snake skins, with its own ridgeline and stuff sack. That way, I don't pack a perfectly dry hammock into a perfectly wet package.
If you're car camping this might not matter at all to you. However, if you're hiking two or three days in the rain, a different campsite every night, a dry hammock is a glorious thing. And when it's raining cats and dogs, being able to get that tarp up by itself provides immediate shelter for you, your backpack and hammock. You can then deploy the hammock with weather protection.
The first night I used the Hennessy Hammock it rained cats and dogs. When we were packing up to go to the next campsite, that's when I realized the stupidity of hammock and tarp in the same snake skins, or hammock and tarp part of the same suspension system. Too many possibilities for the hammock to get wet for no good reason.
That,s great information, I,ll write this idea in my notepad!
Thank you thank you, whoopie sling inventor people, for being so brilliant and resourceful, and to HF for having this info available where I could find it.
Whoopies and 'biners and straps... Oh My
Bravo, However, I beleive I posted earlier, I double tarp. Stock Hennesey on stock suspension below a Sill cat tarp on its own suspension. Yes I realise the benifits of a seperate tarp. However , after the monsoon and tornados I Hammocked in the smokies last year, Man am I glad I double tarped at the expence of 8 or 10 oz. No not car camping backpacking.
I installed woopies and tried out back. Guess what they interfer with prusics, or vice versa. I will not go without my double tarp system.period! I might not have survived without it. Many strong gear oninions hear and thats fine. Fact is I have a few two. The woopies seem nice but I may go back to stock? They are absolutly not perfect!
KAW, if you are using the standard fly that came with your HH, the whoopie slings should have about a foot on each end for the placement of the prusik loop. HH tarps are not much longer than the hammock so that should be plenty. The only time we have heard it isn't is if an oversize fly such as a Hex or Monsoon is outfitted. Perhaps a picture of the issue you are having could be provided. If you ever have an issue with one of our products, you are always welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will find we do everything possible to ensure satisfaction.
ITs The stock fly and the prusics on both ends landed right smack dab in the center of the whoopie tension area. It causes conflict. The foot extra is not enough as you are not taking into consideration, the length of the prusics etc. Two feet would be what is needed on each end!
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