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    1st Night in my new Hennessy

    Last night was the first night in my new Hennessy Expedition A-Sym. It was my second night in a hammock. The first night, a few weeks ago, was a complete failure. (Braided rope hammock and not enough thermal protection)

    So last night, I was at a local state park with my new Hennessy. With the help of this forum, I knew to find trees approx 12-15 feet apart and to secure the straps approx 6 feet high. I aimed for a 30 degree angle but I'm not sure if I got that right.

    The nighttime temp was 48 degrees and I stayed warm using a CCF pad and my 20 degree sleeping bag as a quilt. The only cold I felt was when my shoulder was off the pad. That area of the hammock was so cold that I first thought it was wet.

    I found it was difficult to lie at an angle. I know this hammock is asymmetrical in shape and I have to wonder if I was attempting to angle myself incorrectly. I was never uncomfortable and while my legs and head were slightly higher than my butt, it wasn't by much.

    Based on my pics, can you determine any changes I need to make? (Angle, etc?)

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...hp?i=18955&c=2

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...hp?i=18956&c=2
    Last edited by Texas-grrl; 10-19-2012 at 10:37.

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    May be my computer, but I couldn't pull up your pics.
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    How about now?

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    Can't tell for sure, but it looks like you're trying to lay the wrong way? Try to get your arm near the head side pull out (between your shoulder and elbow) Other than that, it looks like you're pretty good. (oh, I found that if I put my head end about 4"-6" lower than my foot end I sleep much better)
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    Caveman...I wasn't in the hammock when the two pics were taken.

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    Shug...Yes, I have the ENO HotSpot and I used it last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    Can't tell for sure, but it looks like you're trying to lay the wrong way? Try to get your arm near the head side pull out (between your shoulder and elbow) Other than that, it looks like you're pretty good. (oh, I found that if I put my head end about 4"-6" lower than my foot end I sleep much better)
    I agree, the second picture look like your pad is oriented so your head would be right. Have you tried laying head left? Your set up looks good. Maybe try raising the foot end a few inches and see how that feels. Raising the foot end helps with the diagonal lay I find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    I agree, the second picture look like your pad is oriented so your head would be right. Have you tried laying head left? Your set up looks good. Maybe try raising the foot end a few inches and see how that feels. Raising the foot end helps with the diagonal lay I find.
    I try the things you mentioned. Thanks!

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