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Camping at Lumb Farm

A question for anyone who has been to the venue before... and an early test of my Hennessy Hammock!

If I'm to sleep in it, rather than bringing a tent, I'll need a couple of trees... or, say a tree and a lamppost etc etc... that are 10-20 feet apart.

Can anyone remember seeing such a sight at the last HU Meeting there??!

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on the left as you arrive BEFORE the buildings.
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Look out for me there, then, Grant. I owe you a drink ;-)

ps Can I bagsie that spot if anyone else is thinking of parking their hammock there?
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If some one does take the spot pitch your hammock above his/hers and you can have bunk hammocks ) If your new nieghbour is a boozer i suggest to you it is better sleep above them............don't ask me how i know )
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spare tent available

Has your hammock got a water proof lid?
Judging by the weather in Derbyshire today you'd need it.
I have a spare tent if you need to borrow it. I live local so no problem bringing it along.
I'll be there Thurs (on a brand spanka GS Adven....)

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That's very kind! But yes it is, in theory, as waterproof as a tent, just much lighter, more comfortable and easier to set up.... so hopefully I'll be OK in the hammock:
http://www.hennessyhammock.com/catalogue.htm

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That's very kind! But yes it is, in theory, as waterproof as a tent, just much lighter, more comfortable and easier to set up.... so hopefully I'll be OK in the hammock:
http://www.hennessyhammock.com/catalogue.htm

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Be careful of curvature of the spine in a hammock....

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Believe me Doc, with my back that's a major issue. BUT. The Hennesssy Hammock actually *helps* some people wth back pain.. something to do with its assymetrical design blah blah blah...

ask me again after three or four nights at Lumb Farm ;-)
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Mike, the hammock looks very coooooollll - where can you buy them in the UK or Europe ? any ideas

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Mike I have seen these on the net; but having tried an ordinary hammock once in the past it will be quite a thing to watch you get in and out of it after a few s at Lumb farm !!!!. maybe people will buy you more ale each night till we find the 'fail to Operate and get in Level of alchol required' - obviously all in the field of research for your future safety when in the field so to speak.
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Believe me Doc, with my back that's a major issue. BUT. The Hennesssy Hammock actually *helps* some people wth back pain.. something to do with its assymetrical design blah blah blah...

ask me again after three or four nights at Lumb Farm ;-)
Yes - it helps them into a wheelchair....it gives them an asymetrical limp.
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Hey Mike

Saturday night was my second night in a Hennessy hammock. Very comfortable, but it takes a little while to get used to it. Things I've found useful are...

Take 4 test pegs to peg out the tarp/hammock or use some rocks to attach the lines to.

I found that having the head end slightly lower gave me a better nights sleep, because my torso was more level.

Finally... My first night I used my 3 season down sleeping bag on it's own. Where the bag was compressed underneath me, I was cold and kept waking up. I got out at about 4am to get my thermarest and this really helped. My second night I put the thermarest in straight away and had a better nights sleep. The problem I found though is the thermarest sometimes moves (or I move) and you get the cold body part again.

Sleeping in a tent you close yourself off from the world. With a hammock you really feel that you're sleeping outside.

I'll be at the meeting, but I'll probably be in my tent. I'll take the hammock along as well in case I change my mind though.

Good luck with it and don't forget the sleeping mat.

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Cheers all -- especially Bill for the advice. Oh, and Jake for the free !
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A question for anyone who has been to the venue before... and an early test of my Hennessy Hammock!

If I'm to sleep in it, rather than bringing a tent, I'll need a couple of trees... or, say a tree and a lamppost etc etc... that are 10-20 feet apart.

Can anyone remember seeing such a sight at the last HU Meeting there??!

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Mike,

That was a good chat my wife and I had with you on Saturday (Norway and Trangias). Will be interested in following your European tour.

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