- Mar 2, 2003Hi folks,
I have an older model HH Expedition that I bought recently and am
practicing setting it up before my first trip with it. A couple of
questions have arisen.
1. I keep reading about making sure the tarp is installed "the right
way." I take it this means more that just right-side up, but that
there is a head corner and a foot corner as well? If so, what's the
quick way to tell? When I climb into my hammock and lay down
diagonally, I notice that my head and feet are both barely under the
tarp. Do I need to reverse the tarp, or is there some other issue
2. How far out do most of you folks guy the sides of the hammock
body? Do you vary it for different conditions? I imagine in rain,
you would have the tarp guyed down rather low, does this mean that
you tend to pull the sides of the hammock in as well? Do you ever
not guy out the sides of the hammock?
I know these are basic questions, most of which I will figure out on
my own by experimenting. Still I wanted to get some of your input
and suggestions on basic hammocking with the Hennessey.
Thanks for your time.
Also, to Shane, I made a pad like yours (closed cell foam, wrapped
in a Space blanket, wrapped in a Neat Sheet). It took all of about
30 minutes (including 5 minutes of begging my wife to set up her
sewing machine) and it came out great. I tried it for a quick nap in
60* weather and woke up sweating, so it should be great for cooler
temps. Thanks for the tip!
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