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    2 Years Living in Hammock

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    New to the Forum - I live in UK - North Wales to be precise - and am the proud owner/user of a Hennessey Hammock for the last 6 or 7 years.

    Last night having a drink with friends in a Central London pub we got into discussion with a homeless guy who was in the pub having a drink - he was carrying a rucksack and a Ukelele that he was taking to Ukelele Wednesday - A regular gathering of Eukelele players in London!

    The subject got onto where he slept and he told me he sleeps in a Hennessey Hammock anywhere he can find to pitch it in London and he has been sleeping in the Hammock for 2 years! I mentioned I too have a Hennessey Hammock and I was the first person he'd ever spoken to that had one as well as him. 2 years in a Hammock is pretty extreme I thought, as London Winters can be cold - he told me he uses a closed cell foam mattress to insulate his back from the cold when Winter Hammocking.

    Which raises the question - does anybody know anyone who can beat 2 years sleeping in a hammock?

    Great Forum by the way - some excellent tips!

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    That may be the record, particularly for sleeping outside in a hammock. At least in the US or UK.
    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.
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    That is some time in a hammock especially the same hammock! And its held up!
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    I would hate to smell the hammock or the pad

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    I've been sleeping in a hammock for 5 years this May, but my hammocks are indoors.
    Two years in the outdoors, in London, is pretty impressive!
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    It's a sad record !

    Though impressive from a quality point of view I'm not sure HH would to use it for publicity...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I've been sleeping in a hammock for 5 years this May, but my hammocks are indoors.
    Two years in the outdoors, in London, is pretty impressive!
    Wow .. I knew you were a 7nights/365'er .. but 5 years .. nice .. I'm hitting the 6 month mark next week .. I sleep outside though .. I concur London is pretty impressive .. they get some bloody nasty weather there
    "The wise man questions others wisdom because he questions his own, the foolish man because it is different from his own." Leo Stein

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    I can't think of a single metro area in the US where you could safely do that for two months, much less two years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Wolf View Post
    Wow .. I knew you were a 7nights/365'er .. but 5 years .. nice .. I'm hitting the 6 month mark next week...
    Started just down the road from you in Vero Beach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    I can't think of a single metro area in the US where you could safely do that for two months, much less two years.
    I don't think it's different in London. It's all about stealth, I would guess.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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