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    Senior Member Kattelyn's Avatar
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    Delurking and saying Hi!

    My hubby and I have been reading the forum over a year now, and got our hammocks with the tax return last year. We've taken them on a few excursions to state parks and canoeing the Brazos River. I couldn't be more in love!

    I'm an avid camper, canoer (or is that canoeist), hiking, fishing, etc. Just about anything outdoors. And I've hated tents. You track in anything and everything... mud, leaves, sand, you name it. If anyone has gone camping in BAD skeeter country (deep south east Texas comes to mind, or Goose Island) you know there's no way to keep the darn skeeters out when you're coming in and out of the tent.

    There's the problem of setting it up on a level place, there's roots and rocks, and you're down on the level of every snake, raccoon, skunk, and god knows what other wildlife. Not to mention how HEAVY it all is. And everybody wakes up aching from sleeping on the ground.

    Well, sometime last winter we heard about the Hennessey Hammock and after a great deal of research (thank you Sgt Rock!!!), decided to get two. One for my hubby, and one for me.

    I cannot begin to tell you how much I love these hammocks, or how much they are worth every single penny.

    Last year, we took them on various camping trips, including a trip down the Brazos River. In Sept. they were a little cool in overnight temperatures, because we only had very thin sleeping bags and weren't expecting to get cold. That problem was resolved with the super shelter. 40 degrees with a stiff wind and rain, and I slept like a baby in a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. Just sat up the hammock with the super shelter and one of those mylar space blankets between the underpad and the bottom of the hammock, and then used the 20 degree sleeping bag as a quilt over me.

    Camping with no mud getting in the tent. NO bugs. No creepy crawlies. No sand! Not waking up aching and sore! Thank you guys so much. We couldn't love our hammocks any more.

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    Welcome Kattelyn! I completely agree. I grew up camping and always hated bedtime because I hated the tent and sleeping on the ground.

    I am waiting to get my next paycheck so I can buy my first hammock.
    "May the song of the LORD in your heart become a terror to the enemy of your soul."
    -Ray Hughes-

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    Awesome, Kattelyn -- welcome aboard!
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    Senior Member Kattelyn's Avatar
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    Sevens, I'll warn you right now. The hammocks are guilty for a few involuntary naps. After a long day, then setting up camp, then you get in it to just test to make sure its hung right... and fall asleep!

    I'm not getting into the argument of Hennessey vs WBBB vs others, but I like the velcro opening on the bottom. Zippers fail at the worst possible times. Skeeters love soft plump juicy flesh and will find any possible opening to get to it. I love listening to the swarm outside the mesh and going "Neener neener!"

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    Nice 1st post. Sounds like y'all get out a lot. I bet you add more stuff to your hammock, if you hang around here. Photos are always welcomed.

    Check out the Big Bend topic. There is at least a 1 day canoe trip planned.

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    Oh baby! They are here to stay! Glad you said hello.
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    Welcome aboard!!

    I've found myself taking naps at lunch while hiking. It makes the afternoon a little longer, but I feel so much better.
    Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. ~Steven Wright

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    Welcome to the forum and the hanging gang...I make a couple trips to the Dallas, Plano, Allen area a year...perhaps we will meet in some future area hang.

    Pan
    Ounces to Grams.

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    Delurking..........I like that word. Welcome to the Forum!
    "Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere."- RONALD REAGAN

    "There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer." - CALVIN COOLIDGE




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    Welcome to the Forum!
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