how hard is it to wiggle into your sleeping bag in a HH?
- My last post was a little long winded and not to the point, how hard
is it to get into your sleeping bag in the Hennesey? I shouldnt
- Dont worry about long winded post. To answer your question. Getting
in a sleeping bag is an art. Tom recomends standing up in the bag
before intering the hammock. I choose not to do this as I'm afraid
repeated treatmentr like this would damage my bag. I would
definantly place a small ground cloth down if I planed to try it. I
have found using my bag like a quilt works much better. As you
probably know, when you are laying on the bag you squish it down so
that the under side insulation is practically worthless. You need a
pad or something under the hammock hanging free to get the most
benifit. Of course you can zip a bag up from inside the hammock but
it is a struggle. A big bag helps. However, most folks just go the
unzipped route. And then there is the pea posd which goes completly
around the hammock. Dont work with a hennessy though. So dont
fret. You will most likely develope a system you like. Oh and a
wide pad is better.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "coaster128"
> My last post was a little long winded and not to the point, howhard
> is it to get into your sleeping bag in the Hennesey? I shouldnt
> worry, right?
- coaster128 wrote:
> is it to get into your sleeping bag in the Hennesey? I shouldntRight. Don't Worry. Write that on the board 500 times. Don't
> worry, right?
Worry. This stuff is meant to be fun.
First, very good idea not to get into the hammock in the store.
Hammocks pull sideways quite hard... sometimes with several times
your weight. Trees make very nice attachment points, which of
course, is quite handy when you are outside. Make sure the trees are
not dead. Some of us have discovered that dead trees sometimes end
up on top of hammocks. This is at least confusing and can be
dangerous - as in life threatening dangerous - and it is said that
shelving racks can be similarly dangerous in REI stores.
Second, there are several ways to get into a bag, if that is what you
want to do. Personally, I use a camping quilt much like Coy
mentioned, except that I built mine for the purpose so it has no
zipper and is a little lighter. But it is easy enough to get into a
bag even if it is zipped all the way up... just work it over your
feet and snake it up over your body. This is a nice way to get warm
on a nippy night.
Oh, and use a pad. You will find that all sleeping bags are cold in
a hammock without one.
Let us know of your experiences.