RE: Hammock Camping Hennessey Model Question
> Who is Ed?Shocking! Simply shocking! :)
Ed is our moderator here. He wrote the book on hammock camping - literally.
Check out www.hammockcamping.com.
MessageMy lightest hammock is 2 lbs--that's the hammock, bug net and 8X10 rain canopy. Check 'em out at: http://www.speerhammocks.com ...Ed
> My question is: what are the major experiential
> differences between the two?
Your best bet on getting a good answer on this is going to be to call Tom
Hennessy directly. Just dial the number on the website and ask for him if
he doesn't answer the phone. If Ann answers, you can ask her two. They're
both very nice people.
You may also want to consider one of Ed's hammocks. What's the lightest
hammock you make Ed?
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- Hi Aaron,
Nice to see you over here.
Ed is Ed Speer, the moderator of the group, and great resource for
the info as well as Shane.
One option you may choose to consider (it is the path I took) is to
use the lightest hammock you can find and then add a more practical
sized tarp over it. Like you, I did not find the diamond shaped
tarps on the HHs to be worry free.
Ed recommends an 8 foot wide, 10 foot long tarp hung as an A frame
over the hammock from the same trees from which the hammock hangs. I
have now done two AT section hikes with a tarp 5 feet wide and 10
feet long. It gives adequate coverage to sit in the hammock, cook,
pack, and (of course) sleep. My silnylon tarp is 10.4 oz including
the tie outs, but not including the 4 stakes I use. My present
hammock, a double bottomed 1.1 oz version four feet wide, including
bug net and straps weighs 19.6 oz. You can go a bit lighter if you
sleep directly on the pad in the hammock and skip a bug net. Then
the hammock is in the 12 oz range.
But, getting back to what Shane said, Tom Hennessy is incredibly easy
to work with and has the products which many find perfect for their
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Aaron" <aaron@b...> wrote:
> My main concern is that the canopy on the adventure racer is
> significantly smaller. I need something reliable to cook under in
> rain, and it seems like it might be a bit small to move around much
> under. Who is Ed?
> --- In email@example.com, "Shane" <shane@t...> wrote:
> > > My question is: what are the major experiential
> > > differences between the two?
> > Your best bet on getting a good answer on this is going to be to
> call Tom
> > Hennessy directly. Just dial the number on the website and ask
> him if
> > he doesn't answer the phone. If Ann answers, you can ask her
> > both very nice people.
> > You may also want to consider one of Ed's hammocks. What's the
> > hammock you make Ed?
> > Shane