Thanks for the suggestions. I haven't taken the hammock out for
practice yet. Phoenix is starting to get slightly cooler though, so
it won't be much longer.
I am going to be in NY in October for a family reunion. I won't get
to backpack though on this trip. I'll be in NC next June. Where do
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, rosaleen43@a... wrote:
> It sounds like you may just need more opportunities to practice
> your hammock. 8-)
> I have an Asym Backpacker and an earlier UL Backpacker. When I
> travel light and fast (usually alone), I'll take the older model.
When I have a
> guest, he or she may be using the lighter and smaller hammock.
> weekend my 13 Y O nephew used the UL backpacker, I used the Asym.
> nephew, picked up hubby from the airport. Next day, we went out
together and I
> used the UL while he used an Explorer. We did about 10 miles.
> repacked at home and used the UL overnight again. Managed to do
25 miles in two
> days. Every bit of weight I can lose I will, when I'm going for
lots of mileage.
> I'm about 5' 9" and I am very happy in either backpacking
hammock. In cold
> weather, I have used foam pads under me. Try a piece of (waffled
> rubber shelf grip under the pad to get it to slide less. What pad
did you use?
> If a Thermarest, try underinflating it a bit, so it is less
stiff. If you use
> a full length pad, try folding the foot area to one side as you
get in, or
> dropping the foot end out of the slit like a big tongue, then pull
it in after
> you are in the hammock. If you use a pad, consider using your bag
> blanket over you. Then there will be NO wrestling with it.
> Ever get oput to the east coast? We can put the hammock tips to a
> > From: "cmcrooker" <cmcrooker@w...>
> > Subject: First night in a Hennessy
> > I was on a backpacking trip in Idaho with some other lightweight
> > backpackers and got to try their hammocks. I slept one night in
> > Explorer UL A-sym while car camping at the TH. Slept
> > had lots of room. After the backpack trip, I slept in an UL A-
> > backpacker. Less room, harder to get into because the ridge
> > closer to the hammock body. The first hour I was struggling,
> > to get the pad under me and bag over me. I was thinking, This
> > Sucks! I got out of the hammock to do some business and then
> > crawled back in. The hammock owner had offered to let me borrow
> > hammock (backpacker, for a month or so). I drifted off to sleep
> > thinking it just would not be worth it because I was struggling
> > much. Then I woke up 5 and half hours later. That changed my
> > mind. I have the hammock in Phoenix now, but will have to wait
> > it at least gets under 100 or drive noorth to try this hammock
> > some more.
> > Carol