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    Senior Member GOLFER's Avatar
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    also knowing i don't have the hammock making skills as others have . when i do purchase one . im leaning towards the warbonnet blackbird **** thing looks so comfortable with the foot box on shugemery youtue videos. hennesy's worry me about getting restless and my feet fall through the slitted opening accidently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Hammond View Post
    I was introduced to the Hennessy hammock during a Leave No Trace course and decided to give my tents a challenge. Will use the HH as soon as Wisconsin winter eases upfor spring camping.
    Whatchutalkingbout, boy! Wisconsin is fine weather for camping right now!

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    Good things often turn up over and over until you accept them....70s and 80s, I kept running into field expedient hammocks from ponchos in RVN to jungle hammocks at the Jungle Warfare Center in Panama....after retirement in the early 90s, walk abouts with a fellow retired officer, an infantry ranger type, were never without his jungle hammock...After the Millenium, Smee and I started hikeing after a cancer recovery.... We quickly moved to hammocks in late 2001...freezing on our first outing produced many memorable adaptions, failed adaptions , but memorable, that night ... Determined to find a path to hammock comfort for year round camping we decide to be year round hangers and find a way to make it work. Nothing like a challenge to invigorate oneself.... Besides it was comfortable and we new it was time to become full time hangers.

    Pan
    Ounces to Grams.

    www.jacksrbetter.com ... Largest supplier of camping quilts and under quilts...Home of the Original Nest Under Quilt, and Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock. 800 595 0413

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    Terra Firma?

    Growing up in South Florida, and particularly when backpacking in the southern reaches of the state, one learns quick about the ground. Terra firma it is often not. Terra aqua, or at least terra-spongy, is more the rule. Worse yet, sometimes it's terra-highway for fire ants. Sleeping off the ground kept me drier, and more bug bite free.

    Back in the day, this was my hammock.


    That very hammock, a tarp, and makeshift "bug tube" that I made from window screening, velcro, and fishing weights served me well for a good number of years. Then came marriage, children, a pulling of the anchor and relocating to NY, and my backpacking got sidelined for a while.

    When the backpacking bug bit hard again, I stumbled across the Hennessy website. It was love at first sight. Something a bit like my old hammock, only done the right way, was layed out there in front of me, on the computer screen. One phone call later and I was back on the trail!

    With the exception of winter, my hammock is my home on the trail. Making a hammock work when it's -20F is just too hard and heavy, like it was when I camped with some friends last weekend.

    Except for the stupidly cold temps of winter, I can't think of anything that'll ever have me relegated to being a ground pounder ever again.


    Ordin
    " They speak of my drinking, but never of my thirst..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordin_Aryguy View Post
    I can't think of anything that'll ever have me relegated to being a ground pounder ever again.

    Ordin
    Amen Brother!

    Adam

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormcrow View Post
    Amen Brother!

    Adam
    Sure you can.......If you lose all your hammock gear down the path and your wife takes the remaining one....

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    I got a Byer in summer of 07. I rigged it up and used it on a two day hike. First night was great. The second night went just as well until a bear or Bigfoot (prob a squirrel...on crack, but a squirrel non the less) came through my camp. Scared me good enough that the next morning I took it down, vowing never to spend the night aloft again.

    Fast forward to April of 08. I am in an AT shelter, the kind with the real comfy 2x4's, awake at 2am, with my back on fire. And just to add insult to injury, some lousy hanger snoring in his hammock!

    Well, needless to say I did what any normal, sane person would do: Repent of my transgressions and get back in my hammock!
    "Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."
    - Yoda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splinter View Post
    Fast forward to April of 08. I am in an AT shelter, the kind with the real comfy 2x4's, awake at 2am, with my back on fire. And just to add insult to injury, some lousy hanger snoring in his hammock!
    Hope it wasn't me!
    Trust nobody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Hope it wasn't me!


    You should have passed through already. Stover Creek Shelter in GA at the very end of March... Gosh, I hope it wasn't you, then I'd be embarrassed! . But if it was, thanks!
    "Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."
    - Yoda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Hope it wasn't me!
    you didn't last that long
    There are times that the only way you can do something is alone that waiting on the convenience of others means that a lot of opportunities will pass you by
    Spirit Walker

    Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool. ― Mark Twain

    Who cares about showers, gourmet food, using flush toilets. Just keep on walking and being away from it all.

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