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    How to use the Snugfit: Universal with a Hennessy Hammock

    Ok folks. I've been hanging in Hennessy's for several years now, and abolutely love it. I love the bottom entry design, which most people don't seem to like, so they work great for me.

    I recently bought a Snugfit from Ed, and I've emailed and called him asking for help and he has offered a few suggestions and has gone out of his way to help.

    However, I'm running out of time for a Yellowstone Canoe / backcountry trip and really want to use these together...

    I can get the hammock to hang right now problem... and the snugfit looks "right" to me when hanging... but I can't get into it.

    When I push the snugfit aside to get into the bottom entry hennessy, the snugfit gets thrown to the side and the snugfit ends up all on the opposite side than the side I entered from.

    If I STEP ON the snugfit when it is hanging under the hammock and get inside, it works great. But that is not an option for the long run when the ground is muddy instead of the grass in my yard.

    Anybody have video and / or pictures of how they hang in their snugfit with a hennessy hammock? Specifically how they get into it ?

    Ed is sending me some shock cord so I can try something else, but like I said, I'm running out of time before I leave for yellowstone and wanted to be able to get any responses you guys might have in time.

    Thanks in advance,

    Semper Fidelis,

    Kent in Utah

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    Senior Member Hangin'Yankee's Avatar
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    I don't know if it's like my KAQ or not, but I just push the KAQ aside and sit down in the opening. When I pull my feet in, I put my hand through the opening, give the Kaq a pull to get it started and the tension on the shock cord brings it back into place. Works well on the Kaq but I don't know how similar it is to the snugfit. Hope this helps! Have a great Yellowstone Trip. Make sure to post some pics and a report.

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    I had a similar problem with my DIY quilts. I ended up having to really beef up the shock cord suspension. I would also grasp the quilt through the hammock fabric and pull it into position. I fianlly went to the Super Shelter and have resolved all those issues. But that was based on my own choices and while I strongly endorse the Super Shelter it is obviously not the only solution.
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    Senior Member DougTheElder's Avatar
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    The zipper mods a la 2Questions would be a useful solution when using the SnugFit, as well as simply handy any and all other times.
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    Yeah, I'd cast a vote for a zipper mod. It would make everything much easier.

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    Another vote for the zipper mod. When not using the SnugFit, you can still use bottom entry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    Another vote for the zipper mod. When not using the SnugFit, you can still use bottom entry.
    But he is running out of time, maybe no time for a zip mod. Can it not be grasped with right hand as you are entering, and then pulled back over to the left after your feet are in? I sometimes even have to do this with the SS pad, to get it as far to the left as I want it. ( Sorry, I had to put the laughing head in there for my 5 year old grand son)
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