18516new member part 2
- Dec 15, 2007HI all,
I would like to start by saying the info I have found on here so far
has been very helpful.
2 months ago I was "shopping" around for new kit (mainly military as
I am in that world) when I came across the Hennessey hammocks on a
UK kit web site (RVops) They also have a video on you tube to
demonstrate the features. I must say I was so impressed I ordered
one straight away.
So far I have only been able to test it in my back yard, but have
modified it in a few ways.
1) To thread the rope through the tree huggers I find is a pain. So
I use 1 Karabiner at each end and tie the rope to these.
2) I have added drip lines just under the "tarp" on the main line.
Also I have find it a good idea to keep the "snake skins" fully open
along the whole line of the rope. In a good down pour only a minimum
of the rope is getting wet.
3) The internal overhead line in the hammock is a great idea, 3
pockets is now opened to one main and one small pocket. The hooks
inside again I find a pain to put things into and get back off, so I
have just trimmed down the "gate" so I can just hook things on.
4) The loops on the end of the ridge lines again are a great idea. I
have added some shock elastic cord and a small karabiner, at the
bottom I leave my boots clipped to a larger karabiner. At my head I
have my webbing again on a large karabiner. These lines and
karabiners fold in with the hammock
5) The cords to tie down the hammock and tarp, I have taken off.
Again my friends at RVops have a great idea to modify bungees. I
bought 10 metres of cord and "cleats" (adjustable hooks) I made up 6
new Bungees with original hooks and a cleat at each end.
I have one at each side tying up hammock and tarp which can be
adjusted and pegged down.
6) To sleep on I have a roll mat, but find this hard to get into
position when trying to get in my sleeping bag. So, I have now got a
car sunscreen reflector , find it just as warm and easily to shift
Now I know some of these ideas are already out there and some maybe
new to others, but I wish to share these ideas and ask for help from
seasoned "hammockers" to improve on what I have done so far. Many
thanks for ready this message.
P.s. I'll post some pictures ASAP