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Daniel Eggington and the Darien Gap Project

Great to hear from Hennessy user Daniel Eggington, who'll be taking the Jungle Explorer Zip on his latest expedition, The Darien Gap Project.  Here are his own words describing his  plans: 

“The main aim of my expedition is to raise awareness for conservation and human rights.  The location is a pristine habitat of primary rainforest.   I will be trekking through the gap from Colombia to Panama along the Pacific coast,  also known as Colombias Choco department.  

The Darien Gap is a gap in the Pan American highway which is the longest road in the world.  The jungle itself is dense and hostile from countless numbers of dangerous animals and a growing number of illegal armed groups, the most notorious bing the FARC rebels who have now disbanded and formed a political party.  The once smaller armed groups are now fighting for control of the illegal businesses the FARC once had which has created a power vacuum and people trying to rise to the top of it.   

Why I am doing this is simply because I love adventure and I hope to raise awareness for the indigenous communities neglected or affected by the issues in the region.  Another reason is to raise awareness of the biodiversity of the region in a hope the organisations trying to reduce deforestation and increase biological diversity will keep it forefront of their minds. 

Check out Daniels great photos and videos at merchanttraveller.com

 

Image of Daniel on a training trek at Galloway Forest

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4Season Hammock Set Up Information

Here is a letter from Tom with information about the best way to stow the 4Season hammock in the compression sack:

We are very pleased with our new 4Season Expedition and Explorer hammocks but in the last few days I saw a YouTube video where a guy was having difficulty repacking his 4Season into the compression sack.  I’d like to show you how I designed it to be repacked.

In the near future I will be emailing you a link to a video but for now, here’s a description.

1/ In the morning, your rainfly often will be wet from rain or dew.  Collapse your rainfly into the snakeskins and store them separately on the outside of your pack so that  the rainfly will be ready to set up the next evening before you open your pack. Untie the rainfly and snakeskins from the trees, coil them up and attach them to the outside of your pack.  

2/ To pack up your 4Season in the compression sack, start with the hammock tied between two trees with the foam pad in position and all your gear removed. Untie the side tie-outs.  If you have a dry, flat spot you can put the hammock down and roll it up.

3/ If there is no dry, flat spot, untie the hammock from one tree and start rolling up the hammock and rope toward the other tree into a 7” diameter roll about 40” wide.  Hold the roll between your knees, untie the second rope and tuck it into the roll.

4/ Slip the 7” diameter roll into the compression sack, rotating it as you push the hammock and pad firmly down into the compression sack.  Pull the drawstring closed.

5/ Pull the cap over the end of the compression sack and tighten down the straps.

That’s how I do it.  If you have any questions, just email them to info@hennessyhammock.com.

Best regard

Tom Hennessy

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By Ann Hennessy | | 4Season Expedition, 4Season Explorer |

If you're in Denver

David "Zeuss" Cochrane is in the building!  Stop by Booth 30038-UL at the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show at the Colorado Convention Centre for some relaxing hammock testing.

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By Ann Hennessy | | camping hammock, complete system, four season, hammock, Instagram, upcoming events |

Holiday Special Lives On!

Best holiday wishes to everyone - we hope you are having a peaceful and enjoyable time with friends and family, and maybe even getting outside for some hiking and camping!  In case you have not had a chance to place an order, our holiday special is continuing until December 31 and perhaps for a bit longer if supplies last. Check  https://hennessyhammock.com/pages/current-offers for details.  Photo by Rolf Erik Berg

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By Ann Hennessy | | free gifts, Free snakeskins, Holiday Special, Sale, scouts |

Holiday Special is Here!

During the holiday season, purchase any qualifying hammock and we'll include a Free Scout Classic Hammock with free SnakeSkins and Water Collectors!

The new, redesigned Scout is a smaller version of our "Original Hennessy Hammock" model with upgraded features including our patented asymmetrical shape and structural ridge line to ensure exceptional comfort and a perfect set up every time. It's a great model for someone who doesn't need a full-sized hammock with all the great quality and features of our larger models. The Scout is a great gift to give a family member or friend or to add to your emergency kit.

Designed for anyone up to 5'8" / 173 cm tall and 200 lbs. / 91 kg. The Scout comes with a larger asymmetrical rainfly, webbing straps, and the SnakeSkins and Water Collectors really round out the package.

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By Ann Hennessy | | camping hammock, emergency kit, free gifts |

Odds and Ends Sale Shout Out from Hannah in Vancouver

Hi guys! Just wanted to say how IMPRESSED I am with your products and service. Completely blown away!!! I ordered the Scout Hammock on Monday and already received it today (Wednesday) and it's perfect! I got a fantastic deal ordering from your odds and ends sale and I'm so happy I came across your website. SO EXCITED TO GO CAMPING!!! Thank you :)

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By Ann Hennessy | | camping hammock, customer service, odds and ends sale, scout |

Another good reason to be up off the ground

Here is a beautiful photo from Oliver Streuli and a comment about why it is good to be up in the air:  

"Spot the hammock! Shortly after this beautiful African sunset my daughter and I discovered that this tiny island no bigger than a house isn't just home to hermit crabs and fruit bats but also to plenty of rats with little fear of people. No worries, just one more reason to love hammock camping."

 We like Oliver's website and gear reviews, too:  http://www.internationalhobbyist.com/2017/09/retrospective-gear-that-made-it-and.html

 

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By Ann Hennessy | |

Privacy Policy Update

We're updating our privacy policy and terms of service.  Your privacy is important to you and we are committed to protecting it.  For details please see: https://hennessyhammock.com/pages/privacy-policy Read more
By Ann Hennessy | |

New! Hammock comparison chart

Check out our new model comparison chart for help in choosing the hammock that is best for you.  Remember, you can choose any hammock that is rated for your weight limit or any hammock that is suitable for a higher weight limit. Scroll down for metric chart.   https://hennessyhammock.com/pages/hammock-comparison-charts Read more
By Ann Hennessy | |

Huaulta Cave Diving Expedition 2018 using Hennessy Hammock Leaf at Cueva de la Pena Colorada

"Our team has finally reached sump 7 and camp 2 where we are using our Hennessy Hammocks. Before any exploration dives can take place the team need to bolt and rig the 70m pitch down to the water and install a portaledge at the bottom of the shaft. Using the portaledge our divers will be able to assemble their kit before heading off on deep dives. The portaledge will also play an important role after each dive. Our divers will need to wait here for several hours whilst off gassing before exerting themselves with the long prussik up the shaft back to camp."
Photo by Chris Jewell of Connor Roe, Gareth Davies and Josh Bratchley
For more information about their expedition:
https://www.beyondthesump.org/return-to-the-pena-colorada-2018/
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By Ann Hennessy | | caving, diving, expedition, extreme, Leaf |
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    Great to hear from Hennessy user Daniel Eggington, who'll be taking the Jungle Explorer Zip on his latest expedition, The Darien Gap Project.  Here are his own words describing his  plans:  “The main aim of my expedition is to raise awareness for conservation and human rights.  The location is a pristine habitat of primary rainforest.   I will...

  • 4Season Hammock Set Up Information

    Here is a letter from Tom with information about the best way to stow the 4Season hammock in the compression sack: We are very pleased with our new 4Season Expedition and Explorer hammocks but in the last few days I saw a YouTube video where a guy was having difficulty repacking his 4Season into the compression sack....