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    Bottom Entry + Going to ground

    Hello all!

    I am in research mode and am wondering if anyone has had to go to ground with their HH bottom entry and how exactly you went about doing that?


    Thanks for reading!

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    I saw a video on youtube of just that. You should be able to find it searching. Try hennessy hammock/bivy. It seemed to work pretty good, although getting in looked interesting.
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    Hmm. I'm going to have to keep searching; I seem to only be finding the zip ones grounded, but good to know it's out there, so I know there will be an end to my search.


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    I had to do it once and what I did was use my hiking poles to hold up the suspension and I raised the foot end higher. I used a z-rest and had it lay through the slit holding it open. Then I simply laid right down the middle with my legs poking through. It gave the best rain coverage but I was using their stock tarp and in 2003 they were even smaller than they are now.
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    This was the one I was thinking of, but it is a zib model. Setup would be the same with bottom entry though.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw87xQWBv-4

    This one is an actual bottom entry.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQMI1LHm43Q
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I had to do it once and what I did was use my hiking poles to hold up the suspension and I raised the foot end higher. I used a z-rest and had it lay through the slit holding it open. Then I simply laid right down the middle with my legs poking through. It gave the best rain coverage but I was using their stock tarp and in 2003 they were even smaller than they are now.
    Thanks Dutch, that helped me envision it much better.

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyjack View Post
    This was the one I was thinking of, but it is a zib model. Setup would be the same with bottom entry though.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw87xQWBv-4

    This one is an actual bottom entry.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQMI1LHm43Q
    Thanks for these. I saw the first one, that was what I was referring to when I wrote the first post, and the second gave me more of a visual for how I would approach it, if I had one and was in such a position.

    Thanks for your time Whiskeyjack!

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    I have done it, same as dutch but I used smaller props (I think ~8" tall rocks) to tie out the sides too. this kept the hammock from trying to move as much when wriggled in the hole.

    also, ground sheet recommended. even if its just your pack cover or a tshirt under your butt/shoulders area.

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    I have the bottom entry model. I made a set of ropes with loops pre-tied in certain positions. Using the trekking poles and a few stakes, I can quickly convert the HH into a sort of bivy. It's not something I carry with me all the time (there is some plastic to take, too...) but if someone tells me "we'll be spending the night up in some balds and there might not be trees", I'll take my backup bivy system and borrow a pad instead of using an underquilt.
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