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17813[Hammock Camping] Re: Hennesy and Laying Flat

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  • sebastiantoney
    Jul 7 7:03 AM
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      I think Scott is right. I've been away from home for the Holiday. But
      Iplan to start back working on my Bridge Hammock today.

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Scott Schroeder"
      <schrochem@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hey Dave,
      > I think this new style of hammock has a lot of potential.
      > It's definitely not like laying on the ground! :)
      > I uploaded a pic in the photo section under Scott's stuff.
      > This link may work though *http://tinyurl.com/285qyx*
      > As you can see the fabric is supporting the entire contour of my body.
      > The way this type of hammock is designed has allowed me to implement
      some
      > things I found hard on the other hammocks.
      > I was inspired by something you wrote and it led to an adjustable
      insulation
      > system.
      > I wrote about here *http://tinyurl.com/2a78mp*
      > You'll note I linked to your message.
      > I'd like to hear your thoughts on possible fabric and insulation
      > choices/combinations that might make this work like a layering
      system we use
      > for our clothing.
      > Scott
      >
      >
      > On 7/6/07, Dave Womble <dpwomble@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > This looks pretty flat and could easily be made into a hammock or
      > > considered a hammock as it is:
      > >
      > >
      http://www.abledata.com/abledata.cfm?pageid=19327&top=12660&productid=79349&trail=0&discontinued=0
      > > .
      > >
      > > I'm not sure you want total flatness, shelter floors are truely flat
      > > and are very uncomfortable. What most people want are a straight
      > > spline and that is the claim of that suspended hammock from the site
      > > you are referring to. But even with a flat surface you need some
      > > cushioning to get a relatively straight spine without uncomfortable
      > > pressure points and there is more than one way to do that. On a
      > > shelter floor it takes about a 3 inch air mattress of some type for me
      > > to be comfortable. On a hammock that you can get relatively flat in,
      > > you still need the hammock fabric to stretch and conform to the shape
      > > of your body so that you don't have uncomfortable pressure points and
      > > can get your spline relatively straight... otherwise you are back to
      > > the hard, flat shelter floor syndrome.
      > >
      > > Dave Womble
      > > aka Youngblood
      > > Designer of the Speer SPE and SnugFit Underquilt
      > >
      > > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      <hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > > "sebastiantoney" <funbun2@>
      > > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > 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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      > > >
      > >
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      > > >
      > >
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      > > >
      > >
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      > > >
      > >
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      > > >
      > >
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      > > >
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      > > >
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      > > >
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      > > >
      > >
      completely%20flat.%20In%20comes%20the%20Bridge%20Hammock:%20http://austr\
      > > <http://austr/>> 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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      > > >
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      > > >
      > >
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      > > >
      > >
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      > > >
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      20way%20to%20truly%20lay%20flat%20is%20to%20increase%20the%20width%20of%\
      > > >
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      completely%20flat.%20In%20comes%20the%20Bridge%20Hammock:%20http://austr\
      > > <http://austr/>> alianheritagefleet.com.au/SpecEv/Hammock.html> .
      > > >
      > > > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      <hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.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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