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    Hennessy Exped A-Sym Hammock

    Foolishly sold my Hyperlite Backpacker A-Sym hammock in 2014. Replaced it with this used Exped A-Sym (1230 gm). I've had it set up and all is as it should be. I've never used it.

    $120.00 posted.

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    @AndrewH this is the same as mine.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    I don't quite understand these, do you sleep perpendicular to the main hammock axis, allowing you to sleep a bit 'flatter'? Or do you wake up at 3am with a banana back? I've always found that 'normal' hammocks are awesomely comfortable for max 4 hours and then need to unbend. I must say they would beat sleeping on rocky, uneven, or sloping ground though.

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    ill take it , pm sent

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    Says max weight 250 pounds @Rushy.

    Have you used it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    Says max weight 250 pounds @Rushy.

    Have you used it ?
    Yes and yes. Manufacturers always understate!
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    @Tommy

    You lie flat at about a 45 degree angle to the centre line of the hammock.

    I have this same model and love sleeping in it.

    Real comfortable but you do need an insulation layer underneath you to stop the cold from the bottom but once sorted are real cozy too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    I don't quite understand these, do you sleep perpendicular to the main hammock axis, allowing you to sleep a bit 'flatter'? Or do you wake up at 3am with a banana back? I've always found that 'normal' hammocks are awesomely comfortable for max 4 hours and then need to unbend. I must say they would beat sleeping on rocky, uneven, or sloping ground though.
    The biggest issue with them Tommy is the cold on your back. I stuff dry clothing under me.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    SPF to Timberwolf.
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    I've used one. You sleep at an angle. Not along the axis, but not perpendicular to it either. Held my weight (110kg), but didn't feel long enough for my 6ft 7 frame. From memory (this was 4 years ago) the hammock "tautness" is factory set and cannot be adjusted. In my opinion it was not straight enough, so you did indeed wake partway through the night with a sore back. Easy to pitch and great on slopes, or where there's no clear ground.

    I used mine about 4 times before selling and moving back to sleeping on the ground. I would still recommend one, so long as you're aware of the limitations of you're at the far end of the height bell-curve.

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    Selling to fund a Cactus Huntaway (already have the Miklat). Most of you guys rate it highly.

    The Hyperlite Backpacker was an excellent sleep - without a pad underneath me. No spider/bug bites.....

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    Six foot fucking how much Stretch? Jeez man that is longer than me and Dundee end to end.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Six foot fucking how much Stretch? Jeez man that is longer than me and Dundee end to end.
    The mental picture of you and DD going `End to End`, sends a shiver down my spine
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    Forgotmaboltagain+1

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    http://www.tentsile.com I reckon these look like the business. Flatter platform.

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    Interesting. I'll investigate further. So, similar space to a bivvy, but you need under insulation (which you'd need with the bivvy anyway. @ Rushy What do you fellas use? ). Weight, similar. Just need trees, which we aren't running out of any time soon

 

 

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