Rigging a No-sag Hennessy Hammock Tarp

Rigging a No-sag Hennessy Hammock Tarp

My first camping hammock was theHennessy Expedition Asym. It was the hammock that converted me to staying off the ground when I went camping. However, I was often frustrated that I couldn’t keep the stock tarp taut, particularly when I got in the hammock. I could make everything look amazing and beautiful on the outside, but once I got inside, the hammock settled and the tarp went slack. Limp. Frumpy.

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My solution at the time was to remove the tarp from the hammock and pitch itseparatefrom the hammock, but there are still a few advantage to having the tarp connected to the hammock suspension:

  • Easier set up and take-down (especially when using a sleeve or SnakeSkin style stuff sack)
  • 没有吊床和tarp悬架之间的冲突
  • The tarp is always centered over the hammock
  • 没有磨损树皮上的篷布线
  • Lighter (ounces to grams)

将篷布连接到吊床悬架不限于轩尼诗吊床模型。你可以在篷布上钉anyhammock so long as the suspension extends long enough to provide a connection point. For example, you can connect a tarp to whoopie slings using a prusik knot on the non-moving side of the adjustable loop.

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The ‘trick’ to rigging a no-sag Hennessy Hammock tarp—to keep the tarp taut even when the hammock is loaded—is all in how you hang the hammock. Traditionally, the Hennessy is shown being pitched very tight across the anchor points. However, the tighter you pitch the hammock, the higher the horizontal “pulling” forces, which in turn, stretch the suspension components more. That stretch lengthens the suspension (a lot or a little), which changes the hypotenuse and the point where the tarp用过的成为,从而使其松弛。

此外,如果你悬挂的树木很小,那么那些更紧的音高也可以稍微拉动树木,进一步向篷布添加松弛。

而不是将悬挂紧密拉紧和“尽可能水平”,以30°角悬挂悬架。这使得水平拉力最小化并最大限度地减少原始悬挂角和一旦加载的最终角度之间的变化。

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tarp连接点还可以进一步安排up the hammock suspension, which keeps the tarp taut when the hammock is loaded.

我经常添加弹性冲击线,以张紧我的篷布的侧面。这有助于从篷布中取出额外的懈怠(特别是如果它正在下雨,那么可以拉伸尼龙材料)。这是一个可选步骤,但它可以在某些情况下有所帮助。

But, don’t take my word for it—give it a try and tell me what you think.

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68.Responses

  1. Colton Campbell says:

    YES!!! Thank you.

  2. Coy Starnes says:

    谢谢德里克,我一直挂着我的轩妮尼宽松,但你提到的那样松动。主要是因为它对悬浮液的压力较低。我将在下一个挂起上使用此方法。现在我唯一的问题正在寻找一些轻量级的油漆罐,我将被设置... .jk

    • Derek says:

      My garage hammock laboratory has all the latest in stake alternatives.

      • Bayly Taff says:

        How does increasing the angle to 30 degrees affect the diagonal lie. It would seem to be more banana like and less flat.

        • 你需要一个美好的一天,所以你可以铺设对角线。当你对角地穿过织物的偏见时,你遵守符合人体工程学的。当你尝试挂吊篮时,你就陷入了茧和过度伸展的膝盖和脚踝的茧中。

  3. 丰富 says:

    If I was using a daisy chain tree strap (I have the python straps), wouldn’t I just be able to clip in the hammock on a rung above the one I have hammock clipped into?

    • Derek says:

      你想要实现的是让你的暂停在30度角度。换句话说,从附上织带带的位置,悬架应该向下向下向下倾斜。

      You can estimate this angle by using your hand–extend your thumb upwards to the sky and point your index finger toward your hammock. With a little weight in the hammock you can measure more accurately, but you are trying to line up the suspension by touching the tip of your thumb and the tip of your index finger to the suspension while keeping your index finger horizontal and pointing to the hammock.

      Boy, that was easier to draw or demonstrate than to type

      You can use my hammock hang calculator to estimate the anchor point but for an average distance of 15 feet, you’ll need to attach your webbing about 6 feet high.

      If you hang lower than that and just try to clip in to a loop closer to the tree but further up the daisy chain you’ll only tighten the suspension. You actually want to loosen it in a manner if speaking.

      Let me know if that makes sense.

  4. Skeeter. says:

    I don’t have a HH just the old ENO and a kelty noah`s tarp. But I tried this out this afternoon. It worked great! Thanks for the best ideas!

    • Derek says:

      欢迎你,谢谢!是的,如果您有应用暂停系统,这种技术将与其他吊床/篷布组合一起使用。

  5. Tim says:

    很棒的视频,我在使用挂起计算器后尝试了这种方法,但发现错误屏幕的脊线现在张开,导致屏幕松动。

    • Derek says:

      Tim, it should work but we might be missing a detail. Give me your specs and I’ll try to work it with you. How far apart are your anchor points? Are you using a Hennessy? How big is the hammock and how long is the hammock ridge line?

    • Derek says:

      Okay, I’m doing a little test here.

    • Michael Johnson says:

      I have the same problem with my deep jungle asym zip: When the hammock is hung at a 30⁰ angle (measured with a protractor), the ridge line drops into my face and the bug net is useless.

      我的解决方案是在一端附近弯曲到脊柱的一英尺,并将冲击线的另一端绑在脊柱固定的弓线上。当吊床上悬架上的30英角度倾斜时,它足以保持脊线,但如果它具有足够平坦的角度以拉动整个脊线绷紧,则足够放松,以便伸出一路延伸。

      我确实有一个对角线折叠的Bug净折叠几英寸,挂在30°,但现在它可以接受它让虫子净出我的脸。

  6. Coy Starnes says:

    Ok, tried it last night, it worked great for awhile but the winds picked up around 3 AM and it ended up looking real bad this morning. I’m talking wind that makes the tarp go crazy floppy. It looked good shortly after I set up and tried it and was still looking ok when I woke up at midnight. I think I need to attach with something stronger then the factory prusik.

    • Derek says:

      是的,检查他们幻灯片的容易程度。我切换到klemheist结,他们工作得很好。另一件可能有助于一件事就是将半英寸脚踏板上的拖网进一步到达线路,远离吊床,所以当从Prusik / klemheist卸下线路到吊床时更加松弛,如果这是有意义的。

      I’m curious to hear if the winds pulled the prusik loose.

      • Coy Starnes says:

        因为它最初熬夜,我很确定这是风。随着凌晨3点左右,风得很厉害,足以唤醒我,然后在我在5:30起床之前醒来并开始返回,我想我可能会添加klemheist结,然后留下prusik。这样,我将有两个结持每一端,几英尺的小绳子不会增加重量。

  7. Joseph Curwen says:

    怎么样使用一些冲击绳或耳机之间的乳胶管和悬浮液?

    • Derek says:

      这可能工作,虽然我没有尝试过。当吊床装入吊床时,你必须把那些绳子拉得很紧张,所以它放松但仍然是拉紧的。我不想在这种高张力下保持篷布。

  8. 迈克戴维斯 says:

    Nice explanation Derek. A few years ago I did a stupid thing (don’t ask) and broke my Hennessey ridge line. My dilemma, how long should the repaired line be? I called Hennessey and they gave me a ball park dimension. I used the broken line ends and spliced into them with new cord from Hennessey. Also using Whoopies. I have the Asym ? Model that I had converted to full zipper from bottom entry (kept the bottom entry feature, just in case) so, here’s the question. How would you set up your Hennessey, and then adjust the length of your ridge cord for a perfect fit? I too have the bug netting wrinkle like some others have mentioned. Are you glad you started this thread???? Lol

    • Derek says:

      I’m surprised that Hennessy didn’t have an exact length for you. The bug netting is cut to fit so you don’t want the ridge line too long otherwise you risk ripping the net.

      The standard length is around 83% of the length of the hammock. For a 10 ft hammock that provides a ridge line of about 100 inches. This is a good average for Hennessy hammocks.

  9. tom says:

    Well done – very educational. I’ll be trying this with my HH and DIY hammocks. Thank-you.

  10. David B. says:

    Derek, I’m just getting started with the HH Expedition and just purchased the larger Hex fly to replace the smaller one that was included. If you had your druthers, would you pitch your tarp like you’ve shown here or fashion a separate ridge line like you’ve shown on your post about Using a Continuous Ridge Line? Which method do you prefer? Thanks!

    • Derek says:

      David, great question. There are cases for both variations, and you may find that one method works better than the other depending on the situation. Where speed, efficiency, and weight are optimal, you may want the “connected” version where the tarp is attached to the hammock suspension. With Snake Skin-style stuff sacks, the entire system works very well together.

      Pitching the tarp separate is particularly nice if you have a variety of tarps or hammocks that you switch between for different types of trips. For example, if you have a nice tarp but you have a “basic” hammock for winter use and a mosquito hammock for the summer. Pitching separate also gives you a few more pitching options.

      最好的原因是什么you决定 - 什么适合您。我目前真的很喜欢一体化的系统,因为我倾向于简单,高效的系统。当我第一次使用轩尼诗时,我的大挂起是篷布并不总是合作。现在我有一个解决篷布绷紧的解决方案,我发现它是一个非常可行的选择。我喜欢篷布总是以吊床为中心,无论我如何挂吊床。

      • David B. says:

        Derek-

        Thanks for your reply. I agree that I will have to test both methods and see which works best for me. You’re video also convinced me to rig my garage in some fashion so I can test setups more easily in a nice, controlled environment. I appreciate your insightful posts and very detailed instructions sheets.

  11. says:

    I’m an avid backpacker and just getting into hammock camping. I’ve been considering the Hennesy Expedition as my starter hammock. Thanks for the video, this is great stuff!

    Just a quick comment on the anchor point load (see comment at 5:35 in the video) that may not mean anything to anyone but me. For a 40 lb weight centered in between the two anchor points, an 8˚ hang angle should create about 140 lbs of tension in the cable. The 90 lbs mentioned here correlates more to a hang angle between 12 and 13˚.

    书呆子解释。也许这对携带木门中的计算器并想知道在他们设置时,他们的吊床上的人是有用的。每个锚点共享40磅的一半(每磅)。您可以使用几何形状计算电缆中的张力并使从锚杆和吊床向下的向上力的向上力。张力* sin(悬挂角)= 20磅。重新排列等式以获得:张力= 20 / SIN(悬挂角)。

    基本上,所有这意味着悬挂角越小,电缆的张力越多。只是为了说明,吊床中的180磅人用8¾悬挂角度将在每根电缆中产生超过1200磅的张力,但在推荐的30℃下张力只有360磅。

    Thanks again for the explanation!

  12. 吉米 says:

    Excellent post. Thanks for the walkthrough. Of course Hennessy hammock makes good gear but all the better when it’s done right.

  13. Justin says:

    Ok this seems like a silly thing to have to point out, but doesn’t adding that much sag cause the tarp to be useless against anything but straight down rain? When I go camping it seems the rain comes horizontal. Doesn’t all the green you can see at 11:23 get wet?

    • Derek says:

      No, not silly at all. First, I need to point out that this technique is not restricted to asym tarps. The concept of attaching a tarp to the hammock suspension is what’s really interesting here. Many folks are skeptical about the minimal coverage on an asym tarp, and in some cases rightly so. I’ve been using asym tarps for years in adverse weather and can attest that they can work very well, even outside ideal, rain-coming-straight-down conditions. The video doesn’t illustrate well how the occupant will move the hammock away from the low-coverage area. That said, I’m not trying to convert anyone to minimal tarps, but rather show how to attach a tarp so it won’t sag once you get in. A hex, diamond, winter, or rectangle tarp will provide more coverage an can all be attached his way. I also used the Hennessy monsoon tarp connected directly to the suspension and it worked famously.

      正如我已经指出的那样,角度不需要exactly 30-degrees, so you can get the tarp closer to the hammock if need be, but not as close as folks try with a near horizontal hammock hang.

      I hope this helps.

  14. 吊床体验 says:

    How does this change the comfort of the Hammock? I like the flat position the HH offers, does this pre-angling change the final sleep position?

  15. Coy Boy says:

    我现在已经有了至少4晚,因为我第一次尝试降低我不太满足的脊线角度。好消息是,我有更好的结果。当刮风和下雨时,我很担心我最后的郊游,但我保持干燥。如果我在开放的情况下,我可以看到湿湿,但树木似乎足够阻挡了风,我想减慢下雨并重定向它,使得即使刮风,雨没有被吹在我身上。我也注意到我能够在一些美丽的炎热夜晚看到更好并保持冷却器。

  16. Trekker44. says:

    好的,我用我的A-sym UltraLite尝试了这个。这对我来说并不理想。它确实稍微加剧了一定的速度,但它在臭虫网上引起了大量的凹陷。它还使睡眠位置更像是后院吊床 - 在中间非常悲惨。我必须在半夜重新装修。我喜欢这个吊床的舒适性,但它比我即将放弃的帐篷更难以置上。谢谢你的想法。我同意完全扁平的线路对装载力不好。

    • Coy Starnes says:

      Is this a Hennessy hammock? If so then I would have thought the actual hammock body would still be about the same lay due to the set distance between the ends of the hammock. Yes, putting in more sag will shorten that distance a little but not much. Anyways, before you give up on hammocks you might try one more time with a little less angle. Even a 20 degree sag will help keep the fly tighter than the way I used to pull mine almost banjo string tight.

      • Trekker44. says:

        是的,这是一个轩尼诗。甚至没有缩短距离甚至有点导致臭虫飞到下垂?那是我的主要问题。我更喜欢一个更严格的虫飞,所以它没有从上面触摸我。

        我终于采取了一条单独的行。它将吊床从轻质背包的领域中脱离,但它真的似乎是我的。

        • Derek says:

          不,你没有缩短吊床上的脊柱。它仍然保持着绷紧,并正常运作。唯一的变化是悬架的角度。

    • 我评论了我对脊线弯曲到脊线弯曲的解决方案的解决方案,以悬挂在30英寸的角度时,但如果我以更紧的角度悬挂吊床(轩尼诗似乎似乎推荐)。它确实留下了Bug网中的对角线折叠,但保持它的脸部。

      The suspension cord is strong enough for a flat hang angle, and there’s nothing magically right about 30⁰ beyond that being the angle at which the tension on each suspension line is equal to the total load—pick an angle that is steeper than the very flat angle Hennessy’s videos show but shallow enough for a comfortable sleeping position and you might be happy.

  17. jimbob010 says:

    omg,我以为我独自一人在我的吊床上挂起。直到找到网站,从来没有能够对此问题进行排序。做得好你!

  18. al says:

    Thanks for your analysis and solution of the sagging-fly phenomenon ! Better self-flattering than fly-fluttering…
    I used to hang my first generation non-asym Hennessy (with a bigger fly) and very straight by passing an extension of the prusiknot through the anchorpoint and back to the fly. This made for a a selftightening fly suspension system when the hammock was loaded.

  19. C neill. says:

    Derek:

    你摇滚!!!一天我发现了你的你的管视频,在她的第一个篝火旁。

    我使用您所显示的30度角法在侦察吊床旁边的露营地面设置了我的Hennessey Hammock。

    无论如何,那天晚上,我的女儿听不到我对她留下来留在吊床上的情况下下雨了。但她和我们俩都呆了干了。

    Your hanging method saved us and I am not kidding. I have used my Hennessey probably 50 times plus and have had leaked problems because I didn’t understand the reasons why.

    Your video was the difference and I can’t thank you enough.

    • Derek says:

      Thank you! This was reassuring. I’ve been reading comments of people who I don’t think watched the video and I’ve been considering making a follow-up (I still might). I’m glad it worked for you!

  20. Powell says:

    Hi Derek, Just stumbled across you site and really like the info. I have the XL deep Jungle but I do not sleep well on my back like a banana and get back pain. Decided to do this next Rubicon run using the hammock as a tent with a 4×6 air mattress under it, and it may rain on us in 2 weeks. Also thinking to set the tarp high sit under with out it touching my head. any suggestions? Thank you in advance, excellent write up., Powell

    • Derek says:

      Did you see my post on how to stay comfortable in a hammock? If you sleep diagonally you will flatten out. Much more cozy. I’ve got other tips in that post.

    • Derek says:

      Using the hammock as a bivy is certainly possible. I’d rather hang it up but go for it! Use trekking poles or sticks to hold up the tarp.

  21. 约翰尼 says:

    How is the lay on the HH? Any flatter than others? I’ve been using a Treklight double hammock for a couple years but I’m considering going back to the ground unless I can find something that lays flatter. Not a fan of the kyphotic alignment, hyper extended knees, head pushed forward positioning that I get with the Treklight. I’m wondering if the asymetrical cut might make a difference? Thanks!

    • Derek says:

      The HH won’t help those concerns. It’s a tad smaller inside. A flatter hammock would be the warbonnet blackbird or the UK hammocks xpedition. The foot box and larger size helps a lot. For a completely flat lay, I would go with the Warbonnet ridge runner.

      • 约翰尼 says:

        Thanks Derek. I’ll definitely give those some thought. The ridgerunner is an interesting idea…I’ll have to compare the weight with my current setup.

  22. Coy Starnes says:

    约翰尼, to add to Dereks comments, I find that the bigger hammocks definitely lay flatter than the smaller ones. And by bigger, I mean longer, although wider helps too. I’ve tried several sizes of Hennessy Hammocks and a couple of other brands like Speer and Crazy Creek and the bigger ones always felt the most comfortable. Same for my homemade ones. I have not had the opportunity to try a Warbonnet but Derek has so I would trust his input.

  23. 弗农 says:

    德里克,你知道HH是左右y hammock, or does it matter, I’ve heard that the asym design dictates this to a degree (I am a right side sleeper due to sinus issues).

    • Derek says:

      The HH hammocks have a head left, feet right design. I’d have to check if they offer a flipped design but I don’t think so.

  24. Greensleeve. says:

    Would an HH benefit from the addition of a structural ridge line?

  25. Greensleeve. says:

    Thanks, Derek. I wasn’t clear on that point.

    Any plans to put on any hammocking seminars in Georgia?

    • Derek says:

      我想要。想赞助我吗?

      • Greensleeve. says:

        吊床开始与我在玛丽埃塔的儿子的侦察部队抓住。两个周末前我的第一堂课和我倾向于轩尼诗重新(经典和邮编),我的Webelos II投球,由临时篷布覆盖。(他在即兴创生间是一个自然的。)他们从来没有在吊枕以外但却爱过它。

        让我知道你需要什么,我会通过部队的领导力来办理登机手续。我的电子邮件地址是box5368@gmail.com..

        Meanwhile, do you think the Expeds will do just fine for our upcoming mission trip to Haiti? Or should we spring for hammocks, Hennessy or otherwise, with “jungle” in their branding?

        • Derek says:

          如果我要去海地,我肯定会带吊床!没有问题。更好的空气流通,更好的舒适,更好的压力。

          If you wanted to sponsor a hammock clinic, it might be best to work with the district or council to get broader support and attendance. I only ask for travel expenses, if possible, to cover fuel, meals, etc.

  26. Greensleeve. says:

    伟大,有意义。我会询问一些询问。

  27. 马克 says:

    你知道这是否会与Warbonnet XLC和Superfly篷布合作?

    • Derek says:

      如果篷布连接到吊床悬架,并且悬浮液不会过度膨胀,则可以在任何吊床和篷布上使用此Tarp悬挂技术。

  28. 马特G. says:

    I think I see another benefit to using a prusik (or klemheist) on the non-moving side of the whoopie sling’s adjustable loop: no more pulled-through whoopie slings! I made four whoopie slings a couple of years ago, and it took just two microseconds of stupidity and carelessness to bring that number down to two. By leaving the prusik/klemheist cord in place, the adjustable loop can’t pull through. Is there something I’m missing here?

  29. Expat in Japan says:

    Thanks for a very informative site, and for this article. I think it’s the solution for a problem I’ve been wrestling with.

    In order to hang in wide open spaces with trees really far apart (for breeze, sun, views, and whatnot) I use slightly unusual suspension: long lengths of static cord tied to each end of my tree straps. I throw one end up over a high branch, pull the tree strap up, and have it wrap around trunk. Then I just connect both cords to one end of my hammock. The second cord adds weight but it makes it easier to retrieve it during takedown.
    无论如何,问题是如何挂破一个篷布,但感谢你的文章,我只是要把klemheist扔到我的暂停。

    Cheers again!

  30. 马特G. says:

    While I was lying in my hammock this morning, feeling the wet spots in my underquilt and feeling sorry for myself, I lamented that I couldn’t adjust the tarp tension while IN my hammock. But then I thought, well, why not? What if I: (1) tie a small bowline in the end one of the tarp lines and run it out to the prusik loop on my whoopie sling suspension, and then back under the fly to the center; and (2) take the other tarp line out to the prusik loop on the other whoopie sling and back under the tarp to meet the bowline in the center. Now I sit in my hammock and tension the tarp from there (running the second line through the bowline and back to a butterfly knot to get a little extra mechanical advantage). The lines will also serve as a ridge line. I’ll try it later today after the rain stops. Does anybody see any flaws in this plan?

    • Derek says:

      Sounds like an interesting idea! Let me know how it works and we can illustrate it.

      • 马特G. says:

        Thanks for the encouragement, Derek. So far I have discovered a gripping knot which works better for me than either the Prusik or the Klemheist. It’s the Distel knot, and I found some people on Hammock Forums talking about it. The other two knots work well on the bury part of my whoopie slings, but not a single thickness, and not two single parts side by side. I am using 3/32″ paracord on 7/64″ Amsteel with no slippage so far.
        我试图找到一种简单,单手的方式来坐在吊床上拧紧篷布线。我所拥有的一个想法是使用DACABINER的长轴将两条线连接在中心。通过将CARABINER旋转到短轴,整个环路较短。CARABINER将留在这个位置(我希望)因为雨飞自身将握住它。当我在当地的光盘高尔夫球场营地时会尝试一下!

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