Re: Hennessey Modification
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Dave Bellinski
> My problem was getting my head and shoulders back into the properlocation.
> I couldn't get a grip to push/slide myself toward the top. (You hadto be
> there). I guess I could have stepped out, stood up, and re-enteredthe
> hammock, but the ground was a bit soggy under the leaf cover.Actually, I
> didn't think of that till now, isn't hind-sight great.rope, a
> I'd like to know, if anyone has ever rigged up a short length of
> "haul strap", attached at the inside head of the hammock, that youcould
> grab and reposition yourself and/or your pad. Perhaps another strapat the
> foot end, to help us senior citizens into a standing position.deny it.
> If this is a great idea, I'd like some royalties, if stupid, I'll
>Welcome to the group, Dave. Yes, I have a line at each end of my
> Any thoughts?
Hennessey with a loop in it for hauling. Using a line leaves one
hand free for holding a pad in place or pulling it along with you.
Note that some pads--like the Ozark Trail egg crate--don't like to
slide much at all. (I use a ThermaRest Prolite in summer.)
For colder weather you might consider making your own "Speer style"
hammock like other folks here have done. Top entry hammocks are
eaiser to adapt to under-insulation systems. It's also easier to
adjust everything since you can just pop out and move stuff around,
and because you have ready access to everything inside. (The cold-
season one I'm making has a free-hanging bug net with no velcro.)