Hammock sleep system

#1
Has anyone successfully used a hammock as a viable sleep system on ex/ops?I am convinced that being elevated off the ground would be both warmer and more comfortable(a la camp cot) than being on a rollmat etc,but a camp cot isnt exactly easy to carry as a dismounted infantry bod.Any experience/ideas/problems etc specifically with a hammock system?
 
#2
Has anyone successfully used a hammock as a viable sleep system on ex/ops?I am convinced that being elevated off the ground would be both warmer and more comfortable(a la camp cot) than being on a rollmat etc,but a camp cot isnt exactly easy to carry as a dismounted infantry bod.Any experience/ideas/problems etc specifically with a hammock system?
Ok... and what happens when you get bumped on ex with your trousers down and you have a few seconds to react to a stand to order?

Very comfortable I'm sure though
 
#3
Unless you're in a jungle, there is rarely any opportunity to sling a hammock between two secure points. Not exactly tactical, either...
 
#4
Sleep system? John 11.35.
 
#5
Fair comment, are you referring to a bugout(pack your shit and run type scenario) or a stand to provide covering fire scenario?I may be wrong as I havent done it but surely you could fire a rifle from a hammock?And if it was pack up and go could a hammock not be unclipped and stashed as quickly as taking down a basha and rolling up a rollmat?Im just trying to see if flaws could be designed out of the system.
 
#6
Agreed obviously if you dont have an anchor then you cant have a hammock.As for the 'tactical' bit, if it was covered by a poncho and made of IRR material in dpm/mtp would it be less tactical than a normal setup?Im trying to determine if the problems could be overcome by design.
 
#8
Fair comment, are you referring to a bugout(pack your shit and run type scenario) or a stand to provide covering fire scenario?I may be wrong as I havent done it but surely you could fire a rifle from a hammock?And if it was pack up and go could a hammock not be unclipped and stashed as quickly as taking down a basha and rolling up a rollmat?Im just trying to see if flaws could be designed out of the system.
Dear sweet Jesus. Where do we find them?
 
#9
Fair comment, are you referring to a bugout(pack your shit and run type scenario) or a stand to provide covering fire scenario?I may be wrong as I havent done it but surely you could fire a rifle from a hammock?And if it was pack up and go could a hammock not be unclipped and stashed as quickly as taking down a basha and rolling up a rollmat?Im just trying to see if flaws could be designed out of the system.
I had visions of some Wiley E Coyote spinning in nthe hammock and rounds going out like a catherine wheel.

Did make me snigger.

Cheers
Gadge
 
#13
I used one successfully on Herrick- slung between vehicles in most cases. Much cooler especially during the day when resting. Not particularly practical in most cases however.
I would not bother for exercises etc, but ok for camping or if you are DS.
 
#14
jpeg hammock.jpg Would this sort of setup be any more conspicuous than the current system?And would it affect accuracy that much??Sectional firepower during a contact is more about firing in the close general area of the enemy rather than pinpoint accuracy otherwise the MOD would surely spend alot less on ammunition?In any case I am only trying to highlight the flaws and see whether design might solve them.
 
#16
Ok Thanks for the experienced view on things...in your opinion could it be done if a bespoke, from the ground up design was used?
 
#17
Not warmer - cold air underneath and around you especialy in the areas you compress the insulation in your bag.
Have one in cammo - wouldn't want to be susspended in the air when crap and rounds are flying even if I'm in cammo
Firing weapon - See above posts
Poss good points - light , compact , quick to put up and more comfortable than sleeping on the ground , cooler in hot places , with integeral mossie net good for keeping bugs out.
As above post - good if you want to rest during day and are vehicle mounted and secure (kevlar hammocks not poss ) but very limited use on normal opps the thermal image is also an issue.
Best kept for light weight wild camping , survival and airsoft weekends.
 
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#20
I may be wrong as I havent done it but surely you could fire a rifle from a hammock?
I haven't done it either, but I'm pretty sure that it makes one look a ****. You're over-thinking this anyway, all that's needed is a Kevlar underblanket printed with the Pashto for '**** OFF, I'M SLEEPING'*. Maybe with diagrams for the hard of thinking.

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