Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Elberta, AL
Hammock: 1.1 dual layer Blackbird
Tarp: JRB 11x10 cat
Insulation: JRB NS
Suspension: home made whoopie
Just got back from my first extended stay in my new BMBH! I am 5'8 and 195lbs and have fairly broad shoulders. I noted shoulder squeeze IMHO is related to the tension you set the hammock when you initially set up your rig.
I spent 5 consecutive nights in my hammock at BSA summer camp with my Troop and I slept very well after only a couple of minor adjustments in tension and head end elevation. Great hammock!!! I stayed cool, dry and bug free in lower Alabama!!!!
1) Very flat sleeping position.
2) Comfort is great.
3) Easy to setup.
5) Very good quality of construction.
6) No worry of a leg falling through the bottom than my Hennessy.
7) Less chance of damaging bug net due to omni tape.
8) Sleeping on your side is possible. My Scouts were much happy with my lack of snoring... LOL!!!
1) More difficult to make a bathroom run in the middle of the the night than my Hennessy.
2) Spreader bars touch tarp when you are not in the hammock.
3) Shoulder squeeze is present if setup is not correct.
4) Young scouts want me to help them build one!!
Congrats on your good experience! What was the trouble you experienced with the bathroom breaks? Are you going to help your scouts build their own now?
"Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities." - Mark Twain
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” - John Burroughs
Glad it went well for you. So, you got rid of shoulder squeeze by haning the hammock looser , rather than going by the directions from JRB about X amount of inches between the rings?nd you still slept flat after adding more sag? Maybe I should have tried that!
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