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14272Re: [Hammock Camping] Am I always the last to find things out?

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  • Scott Macri
    Jun 30, 2006
      Thanks for the tip. I didn't know that. Not sure if this will affect my

      On 6/30/06, Bill Jones <kd7s.qrp@...> wrote:
      > Hello 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
      > hammock perfectly.
      > 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'
      > to help.
      > --
      > ===============
      > Bill Jones KD7S <><
      > Sanger, California
      > ===============

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