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Bugging out with a Hennesy Hammock

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by scdmd, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. scdmd

    scdmd Bend, OR New Member

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    I recently purchased a Hennesy Hammock for my bugout bag. I tried it out last night for the first time. It is comfortable and with a proper sleeping system is warm. I'm OK with having my pack on the ground under the hammock but question is what to do with a rifle. Anyone else plan on using a Hammock shelter? If so, what do you do with your rifle when sleeping?

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. Blue Devil PA

    Blue Devil PA Boise Active Member

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    Cuddle, maybe spoon after some pillow talk.
     
  3. f3rr37

    f3rr37 Portland New Member

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    You might try finding a way to attach it to the ridge line.
     
  4. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    Mine would stay attached to my single point sling and I'd cuddle with it all night long like the old days.
     
  5. nitestocker

    nitestocker woodland washington Well-Known Member

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    bring your pistol in with you and use a poncho to wrap up your rifle i use the poncho to cover my pack as well. you might want to get a truck driver size window reflector you no the kind you use to keep the sun off your dash the ones that fold they work good inside your hammock to lay on they keep you a little more insulated or a military mat it keeps your back off the hammock and you keep warmer
     
  6. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    Blue Devil PA as in 3/504th PIR?
     
  7. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    A couple of loops of para-cord on the ridge line should hold it up. A bandana or sock on both ends of the ridgeline should keep the water off...
     
  8. Blue Devil PA

    Blue Devil PA Boise Active Member

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    No, sorry. Charlie Company, 4th Recon Bat. USMC, as FMF corpsman. Went to Duke PA school.
     
  9. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    Ahhhhh, our battalion was the Blue Devils which is why I was asking. We were one of the only units to every be named by the enemy. The actual description was those black hearted devils in baggy pants made by a german officer in his diary.
     
  10. gunslinger1911

    gunslinger1911 WA state Member

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    i run a dyneema line the full length (tree to tree) under my rain fly, rifle secured overhead with a couple kevlar ring hitches...works great, stays dry, and stays put yet comes out easy...but its only a 10/22 :)
     
  11. dream45

    dream45 SE Portland Member

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    I would like to know more about these hammocks. How many people here use them. How about a review compared to other hammock systems. Seems like a quality product but would like some real life testimony before purchasing one.

    Anyone?
     
  12. gunslinger1911

    gunslinger1911 WA state Member

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    mines an eno hammock...but you cant go wrong with a henessey or a clarks...