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    First Test Hang of the HH

    Well, now that I own a hammock, I thought it only be prudent to be a HF member.

    My name is Brandon, but the handle is Ramius (Marco Ramius - Hunt for Red October). I have been a canoe tripper here in Ontario Canada since a child and continue these trips even still. I love the outdoors and starting to enjoy hammocks.

    I am planning more SOLO canoe trips in the future and have decided the weight and pack size and no poles of a hammock is a great solution. I bought a Hennessy Expedition Zip (Not a fan of the womb hammock) from MEC (Canada REI) this week.

    I set this up in my back yard (albeit my wife thought I was weird for sleeping in it last night) and believe I may enjoy this hammocking thing. It setup pretty easy, but before purchasing this, I have seen a million ways of hanging this unit. Before I get to modding everything too far, I decided to use the two ascender rings on the provided straps and keep the factory ropes for now.

    I had to fart around with the provided rain fly as I didn't feel it was really big enough to keep the rain out. As I found this wasn't an issue at all during the thunderstorm we had last night. I wanted to really test this before my trip next weekend.

    I stuffed my Big Agnes insulated pad blown up about half. Boy what a PAIN! I farted with this too for some time before I got it underneath me and laying asym. Once I got this sorted the sleep was good, although broken by the large claps of thunder.

    Part way thru the night I did have to get out re-establish the mat and try again. I wont bring this mat on the trip seeing as we are going to be in 15-20c weather for lows and I was uber warm with only my +5c sleeping bag ontop of me. If anything I was too hot.

    Anyway - a big thanks to all of you who helped thru videos articles etc in choosing my hammock.

    Ramius

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    Senior Member NewtonGT's Avatar
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    welcome to the forums from SC. glad you enjoyed your hennessy. and unless you change to whoopie slings then alot of us hennessy guys still use the garda hitch with the descending rings.
    Dale Gribble: I'm thinking, "new hammock." For me, laying and swaying in a hammock is like a steady morphine drip without the risk of renal failure.

    Randy : yea but just remember yer roots and where ya come from....you got Hennessy in yer blood son......

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    Senior Member shumway's Avatar
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    I think you should consider hauling that pad along anyway. It doesn't take long to get a cold back through a hammock. maybe grab a thin ccf one - I think MEC carries a 1/4" (6 mm) model. That or do up a homemade underquilt. I made mine out of an army surplus poncho liner. Where I camped that wasn't enough so I slept on a half full thermarest. The thermarest alone also wasn't enough because I got cold shoulders.

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    Welcome to the forum from west Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramius View Post
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    I stuffed my Big Agnes insulated pad blown up about half. Boy what a PAIN! I farted with this too for some time before I got it underneath me and laying asym. Once I got this sorted the sleep was good, although broken by the large claps of thunder.......................

    Ramius
    Well known facts about pad use confirmed once again! Every one with a pad needs
    1: SPE or
    2: JRB Bridge hammock or at least:
    3: other double layer hammock.

    Welcome, and glad you ended up sleeping good!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Welcome to the Forums from another Ontarian!
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