Hennesy camp hammocks...

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Tango3, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    If you've never heard of camping or jungle hammocks they are a great way to cut pack weight.they are ultralight, extremely quick to setup and takedown.in camo they dissappear easily. you can sleep in uneven or wet areas .they replace a tent&fly/mosquito netting/ ground sheet: the hennesy has very high marks.:
    http://www.hennessyhammock.com/sp-hammock-camping.htm Pacific Crest Trail Magazine "Best Lightweight Shelter" at the "Annual Great Pacific Long Distance Hiking Gadget and Invention Revue" ....................
    "Rocky, wet ground? No problem if you're sleeping in a hammock. Tom's hammock includes a rain flyand mosquito net for comfort in variable conditions. Special supports allow you to sleep stretched out on your back, or on your side."

    Tom Hennessy demonstrates the new Ultralight Backpacker at the ALDHA West Pacific Crest Trail Annual Zero Day Kickoff at Lake Moreno, Ca, April, 2003. This yearly event celebrates the ingenuity of the long distance hiker.

    The Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail are the testing grounds for the newest ultralight camping equipment in the United States!

    -Hammock campers sometimes prefer to sleep outside the shelters on the AT for privacy and peace and quiet.
    When every ounce counts, the 1 lb. 15 oz. Ultralight Backpacker Asym is a winner, lightening your pack by 5- 7 lbs. by replacing heftier tents and eliminating the need for bulky sleeping pads. The tree-covered, sloping terrain of the trail is perfect for camping hammocks. Many hikers prefer sleeping out in their Hennessy to a night in the trail-side shelters which are continually becoming more crowded and noisy. The tree hugger straps protect trees from rope burns and, unlike a tent, hammocks do not leave footprints on the ground and no leveling or trenching is needed.

    Other brands and types:

    Hammock Camping 101
  2. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    I can imagine that it would be lighter to carry than ground stuff, though I'm a tosser in my sleep and I think if I had one, I'd wake up with a broke neck. Haha. I'll stick to the ground.
  3. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    That looks way more comfortable than sleeping on the ground.
  4. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Supposedly in the "new breed"of hammocks you lie 10-20 degrees across the center like a brazilian hammock so you sleep cradled laying flat, not like a bananna ( which can lead to a sore back).
    there are quite afew makers .The (a) drawback was 4season use; there was no insulation between you and the air(now I see hennesy has produced an isulated design). Hennesy also makes "snakeskins"cloth tubes on the rigging, when you want to break down you gather up the hanmoock and fly Ithink, and slide a snakeskin down from each end bundles up the unit into a nylon snake that gets wound up and stuffed in your pack.
    Biggest advantage for my area is the incorporation of mosquito netting. Lets see $180.00;Hammock shelteror towards a reloading outfit or towards a .357??
  5. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    The Henny hammocks are really nice, if you can afford them. I instead use a Vietnam jungle hammock with no canopy, and I carry a mil spec poncho, which I drape over the top with some 550 cord. On colder nights, I just jump in with my Halo sleeping bag and all is well. All 3 components still weigh less than any other system I have used, and conveniently fit inside my side pocket of my British Webtex PLCE 90 ltr rucksack.
  6. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Is the hammock itself canvas or nylon? seems canvas would be kinda heavy and bulky...
  7. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Hehe hesaid he was a "tosser"...[LMAO] supposedly they are very stable
  8. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    Roight Sah, not your average tosser mind ya. More akin to the ol' rollin' about in me sleep. Must say mind seemed to slip to gutter mode there, what what. [LMAO]
  9. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    "A Wink's as good as a nudge to a blind bat eh; say wot; wink. wink nudge, nudge,"
    "Your woife, is she a "go-ah?"wink wink nudge,nudge...
    "well certainly she goes; sometimes shopping or to the laundry or on holiday"
    "Holiday, I'll bet she does, Does she like holiday snaps? Whoohooo?yeah, I'll bet she does. A bit of photography maybe?"..... wink wink nudge nudge

    I beg your pardon?...
    Sorry channeling john cleese for a moment there...
    "Oh Go away would you! I'm on the board"...
    Right then, we'll pick up later...
  10. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    [fnny][LMAO] Now that's funny. Haha. Nothin' like a good channelin' to get ya goin'.
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