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    • #104352
      Brian from Georgia
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        I just received a Hennessy Expedition Asym Classic hammock today. The thing goes up in just a few minutes and weighs under 3 lbs with the rain fly. It has a velcro bottom that you can kick and exit quickly. The built-in mosquito net is a nice touch.

        It got me thinking about using this as a hooch. That might not be proper field craft protocol but it could work if I could bring myself to camo painting it. Better yet, use a camo thermal shield for a rain fly…

        What do you think? Of I show up to the CRCD/Patrol class with this, will Max run me off? :-)

      • #104353
        Joe (G.W.N.S.)
        Moderator

          I use a set up like this pretty often.

        • #104354
          Eddie
          Participant

            He’ll let you camp in it during CRTC but not as a hooch during Patrol Class…. I disagreed with him but after the Patrol class I’m in 100% agreement. The hammocks are great for what they’re designed for, I love mine. But they’re not sutible for the patrol scenario.

            Eddie

          • #104355
            Brian from Georgia
            Participant

              THat’s what I figured. Thanks for the tip.

            • #104356
              JohnyMac
              Participant

                GWNS, I like the camo one. Do you know where you can buy it?

              • #104357
                Submariner
                Participant

                  He’ll let you camp in it during CRTC but not as a hooch during Patrol Class…. I disagreed with him but after the Patrol class I’m in 100% agreement.

                  What makes it unsuitable for Patrol Class?

                • #104358
                  Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                  Moderator

                    GWNS, I like the camo one. Do you know where you can buy it?

                    JUNGLE HAMMOCK & FLY from MOSQUITO HAMMOCK.

                  • #104359
                    JohnyMac
                    Participant

                      Thanks GWNS! :good:

                    • #104360
                      Max
                      Keymaster

                        In my area a hammock is a must for about half the year. To hot, to wet and to many bugs.

                        I don’t do the expensive ones, I have a cammo one from “hammock bliss” and simply wear a mosquito head net. If I need to roll out I just roll out. I strive o put up as little as possible.

                        In the winter time I use a USGI gortex bivi.

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