14272Re: [Hammock Camping] Am I always the last to find things out?
- Jun 30, 2006Thanks 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
> to help.
> Bill Jones KD7S <><
> Sanger, California
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