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Hennessy Expedition, First time Hammock
« on: March 11, 2012, 05:22:58 PM »
I got a Hennessy Expedition and took it out for the first time today, I read the instructions first. Wasn't hard to set up. I learned some things but it was easy.

Here is a vid and a couple pics.




Here is the sack as I got it.



Was little trouble to get the hammock up, I'm sure I made mistakes, but I'm sure I'll do better next time.



You attach the fly to the main cord. My set up was actually just a little short. My tress were about 12 feet apart. I used the extra suspension cord to loft my fly.



View from below. Me and the doggie got in it and I had to exit because I was afraid I'd fall asleep.



My mean little dog



Here it is coiled in the snake skins..this takes some practice too. I was able to get everything back in the sack pretty easy. Very fun and comfy!



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Re: Hennessy Expedition, First time Hammock
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 06:26:50 PM »
Good review I moved to above ground too most of the time easier on the old bones. I just subscribed to your youtube channel.
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Re: Hennessy Expedition, First time Hammock
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012, 06:29:14 PM »
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Re: Hennessy Expedition, First time Hammock
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 12:58:10 PM »
Thanks for posting! I didn't know they packed down inside tubes like that. I have a Grand Trunk ultra light that I haven't taken out of the sack yet so I don't know what to expect. but I'm hoping to give it a shot this summer if I can find some Junipers tall enough and close enough together. :D

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Re: Hennessy Expedition, First time Hammock
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 01:11:37 PM »
Nice vid Creek!  I'm still trying to learn which method is better: having sag in the hammock or having it pulled tight.   I have a couple different models and both of them recommend starting out with the hammock tight.

Does your have a ridgeline inside the bug netting?   I guess that makes a difference too...

Lots to learn!!

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Re: Hennessy Expedition, First time Hammock
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 03:01:08 PM »
Mine does have a ridgeline inside the netting, I still needs lots of practice too. I guess you could say this hang sagged. It sure seemed comfy! I think my next thing will be to upgrade the hardware some. Probably unnecessary if the truth be told but...you know how it is :)
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Re: Hennessy Expedition, First time Hammock
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 07:44:51 PM »
I'm glad to see it worked out for you and your little dog too.
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