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    Advice for using my ENO for the first time

    What would you suggest for my first night in an ENO?

    I have used Hennessy hammocks before but really want to use my ENO dbl nest.

    I need gerneral first use advice, but I am mainly concerned with insulation for 50° nights.
    I have a few ccf and self inflating pads, but don't like the way they slip out from under me as I toss and turn.

    any other tips would be very helpful


    I plan to get an underquilt, but for now I must make due untill I have the money and make up my mind on which UQ.







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    I also own a few dbl nests and would like to try to modify one with insulation built in, any ideas on that.

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    You could try putting dots of silicone all over the pad, and that may add enough traction to keep it from slipping around on you.
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    I have found hanging a sleeping under my eno works really well. Open it, then tie paracord to each corner. Tie three corners where you'd think they go, leaving a opening to get in. After you get in with a blanket tie the fourth corner over your head. Warm and easy to use.
    Carpe noctem!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeinajeep View Post
    I have found hanging a sleeping under my eno works really well. Open it, then tie paracord to each corner. Tie three corners where you'd think they go, leaving a opening to get in. After you get in with a blanket tie the fourth corner over your head. Warm and easy to use.
    Wow, thats a great idea, thanks

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    Later I added mini biners so the sleeping bag just clips on but that took a lot of adjusting to get to work. When it's really cold I pea pod which is the same as above but you zip up the bag.
    Carpe noctem!!

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    If you are in the market for a new sleeping bag Id look at the Big Agnes systems. These are great for hammocks as you never slip off your pad (there's a sleeve that you slide your pad into that's the bottom of the bag). I toss and turn like crazy and have never once had even a foot drop off my pad because the Big Agnes bags work so well. That's probably not the solution you were looking for but figured I'd throw it out there.

    Gotta watch the carabiners that come with the ENO. They have a habbit of "biting" the material of the hammock when packed and can put some small wholes in it.

    What straps are you using to secure it to the trees? I use the Slap Straps (just ordered the new Atlas Straps but don't have them yet). They work great and are very easy to use, but they do stretch. For that reason I personally set my hammock much higher then normal. It's almost at eye level when Im setting it up but when I pull down on it and get in it, it has me a good foot and a bit off the ground. Then I wake up and at times my butt is scraping off the ground. Again this is due to the stretch in those straps.

    Don't shy away from using it as a chair! This thing is SO comfy for just sitting in it (sideways).

    I can't sleep without a pillow but a normal pillow in a hammock is way too big (in my opinion). I have a very thin fleece pillow that I find works great for hammocks.

    I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on the ENO vs the Hennessy. My first hammock was the Hennessy Expedition Asym but now that I have my ENO doublenest I don't really use my Hennessy. I find the ENO much more comfortable.

    Good luck!

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    Some great advice I got early on from this forum for my DN for a better hang was to hang the foot end higher than the head end(something a lot of hangers do regardless of their hammock choice). It really seems easier to find my sweet spot this way in this comfortable but shorter hammock.

    Also ditched those carabiners right away.

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    Redolary that is some awesome advice seriously that really could work.
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    For the CCF pads the best thing I have found is the segmented pad extender, or SPE. I used them for years before I had the underquilts. I made mine with the main body being fleece and the wings ripstop nylon. This allowed them to stay in place and added a measure or warmth and moisture wicking.

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