10945Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: modified hensley?
- Oct 23, 2005t- back... i sugested that my friend w/ the now modified HH replace the rope w/ webbing like you did. i think it makes set-up a little simpler too. i`m not following you on the 3 poles replacing the side tye-outs to hold the hammock open though. sounds interresting. mabey you can draw me a better picture:~} thanks...slowhike
BRIAN <opnheartscrub@...> wrote:--- In email@example.com, "slowhike" <slowhike@y...>
> a friend recently bought 2 hammocks, a HH ultralight, & a speer.
> (& i also) like the way the HH lays, but wish it had a removeablebug
> net like the speer. we were considering cutting the net just abovethe
> hammock seam & adding velcro to hammock & net, or using a largernet
> that would hang over the sides. any thoughts? thanks...slowhikeSlowhike:
I too took the plunge and modified my HH.
I found that the attached bug net caused me to have to bend over too
far (causing pain) to exit through the bottom slit, maybe I'm too
tall. I removed the net and now use it as a top entry hammock or
bottom entry without the hindrance of the netting. Next I got rid of
the side tie outs and used three poles from my tarptent to hold the
hammock open. This allows me to rock to sleep and also to remove
the poles and use a peapod for warmth. I am also going to attach
netting around the perimeter of the hammock that drapes to the
ground and forms a small screen room underneath. This allows me to
bathe and cook/eat bug free and climb up through the bottom slit to
retire for the night. This is really helpful when I am canoeing as
some of the islands I camp on are shaded enough to have mosquitoes
out and about all day long. Finally I have removed all but the first
loop of rope and replaced it with poly webbing. This has nothing to
do with my back just makes set up easier for me. I use this setup
only when canoeing during mosquito season, as it is much heavier
than my homemade version. So far I have found no need to remove the
ridgeline but I would not hesitate to do so if it gave me an
advantage in the way I use the hammock. Thanks for inspiring me to
take on this project.
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