14271Am I always the last to find things out?
- Jun 30, 2006Hello Friends,
Perhaps everyone else in the world already knows this. But just in case,
I'll share a little discovery I recently made about my Hennessy Hammock.
I own one of the earlier Expedition 2.5 models. This is not the asym
design. Others have complained about the rain fly being a little skimpy. I
felt that way too. But a couple nights ago I found out otherwise. I was
camped about nine miles from the trailhead out of Cedar Grove in Kings
Canyon National Park. There was a threat of thunderstorms so I wanted my
rain fly to do it's job and keep my down sleeping bag dry. I discovered
that if you tension the rain fly too tightly across the peak there will be
gaps big enough to let blowing rain come through the mosquito netting. But
if you leave a bit of slack in the ends of the fly by the tree hugger
straps but keep the side lines nice and tight the rain fly will cover the
I wish I had discovered this little secret several seasons ago. It would
have saved me a couple sleepless nights. And again, if I'm the only person
in the world who didn't know this, please excuse the bandwidth. Just tryin'
Bill Jones KD7S <><
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