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17801Re: Hennesy and Laying Flat

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  • sebastiantoney
    Jul 5, 2007
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      If you want a hammock that lays flat you need a very differnt type of
      hammock. HH, Clark, Speer, are all basically Mayan Indian style
      hammocks; they're shaped like bananas. But if you're much over 6 feet
      tall you'll never really lay flat and you'll never be as comfortable as
      anyone under 6 feet tall. The only way to truly lay flat is to increase
      the width of the hammock. If you increase the width to where you can lay
      90 degrees to the ridgeline you could lay completely flat. In comes the:
      Bridge Hammock
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      alianheritagefleet.com.au/SpecEv/Hammock.html> .

      Check out the Bridge Hammocks some of us are working on over at the
      Hammock forums
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      alianheritagefleet.com.au/SpecEv/Hammock.html> .

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Ken Zeigler" <k.zeigler@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > I've been reading posts on this site for some time now and I'm not
      > sure that a hammock will work for me. I have a few questions for you
      > experienced tree hangers that may help with my decision.
      >
      > 1.) Does the Hennesy hammock actually allow you to lay flat?
      > 2.) Is the Hennesy the only hammock available (purchased or homemade)
      > that allows you to lay flat or are there other brands?
      > 3.) For car camping, can the Hennesy be flipped over with the bug net
      > underneath, for easy access during the day or on cold nights when no
      > bug net is required.
      > 4.) Is the Hennesy the only hammock that has the side tie outs? I
      > tried a Clark Jungle Hammock (borrowed from a friend) and didn't like
      > the way it collapsed around me. I also felt the zippers were under to
      > much stress, maybe I hung it incorrectly?
      >



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