Which kind of Hennessy Hammock?

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  1. Im off to the jungle soon and Ive been "advised" to get hold of a Hennessy Hammock before going. Looking at the site tho there are a quite a few models to choose from. Has anyone used them before who can reccomend which one is best suited to Army purposes?

    Cheers in advance ;) .
  2. The one RVOPs sell will do you fine.
  3. Yeah the snake skins are a must. I got mine from RVOps too and it was a bloody great service.
  4. Thanks for that, going to get one later in the week.
  5. daywalker

    daywalker LE Reviewer

    I used one in Brunei and i found that i used to sweat my tits off in it even more so than a para silk one. I think because you get less air circulating in it, still an awesome bit of kit though but just something to be aware of.
  6. The hammock is fairly thin, so I'd recommend a blanket or similar underneath you to keep you warm in temperate climes and stop things biting you through it in the tropics. A length of paracord to give the roof a firm guyline can also be handy in heavy rain too. Otherwise, a cracking bit of kit; make sure you buy one suitable for your size.
  7. Is the british army rectangular sheet requiring two 9 foot sticks not supplied type bed still used? I only ventured once into the jungle and thats what we all used, about 6 foot off the floor, sweated my nads off all night. Bear in mind too it gets noisey, and you cannot see your hand in front of your face at night.

    Take some ears plugs.

    Take a head torch.

    Rauls Rose Garden here http://junglefighter.panamanow.net/html/in_january_97_i_spent_a_week_at_.htm
  8. If you want proper gucci hammocks try http://www.mosquitohammock.com/

    Look at their expedition hammock; it has a double skin underneath to prevent mozzies biting through, and you can insert a roll-mat between the layers for when it gets too cool. The advantage of this hammock is that you can just sit in it without needing to get into it and it is longer than many designs. The service is second to none (I own two now because I made a suggestion on a design feature and he sent me one free to trial!

    Edited to add: it is also very useable as a mosquito net 'tent' when lying on the ground (or even in gopping hotel rooms where you don't want to make too much contact with the sheets)!
  9. Pararegtom

    Pararegtom LE Book Reviewer

    XO £98 a bottle good stuff.
  10. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    I've used Hennessy Hammocks many times & they're excellent for camping but hardly tactical.

    Kipped in a Thai hammock often too, it keeps out the bugs but takes up much less room and weight than a Hennessy.
  11. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    Yeah I used a specialised item I had to obtain separately.
    I think it's Chinese, it's called a Sli Ping Bah or something like that.
  12. I think I did her sister once...