A Hennessy Hammock is a tent/ hammock combo that is strung up like a hammock though is fully enclosed like a tent. It keeps you off of the ground and has mosquito netting and a rain fly.
After the child chilled and we filled our Camelbacks in the stream, we hopped on Raider Camp Trail, part of the Mountains to Sea Trail to look for our camp area. About one mile up we found a nice clearing and most importantly with enough trees to accommodate our Hennessy Hammocks.
While I really like the idea of the Hennessy Hammock I realized that it is not the solo shelter for me. If you are a back sleeper and are willing to accept some of the limitations of a hammock design, then the Hennessy seems to be a very well made and well thought out product. Depending on the terrain and environment you are hiking in, a shelter that requires trees could either be your best friend or your worst enemy.
I wanted one. From that day forth, I looked upon my previously precious tarp with a touch of scorn — particularly on a stormy Hungarian night when I was on my way between Budapest and Lake Balaton. I wanted a Hennessy Hammock.