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M-1965 jungle hammock video - how to pull a few strings to assemble one


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Bob Hudson

I did a video on how to set up the M-1965 jungle hammock produced during the Vietnam War.  Click to play:

 

 

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Very informative Bob, Thank you. I notice you didn't try it out for a nap.

Tim

 

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Bob Hudson
15 minutes ago, Keystone said:

Very informative Bob, Thank you. I notice you didn't try it out for a nap.

Tim

 

 

The weights on the light stand were just enough to keep the hammock from blowing over. 

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Brian Keith

Very nice! I didn't not realize they made these during the VN war, I just have seen the WW II era ones and have a couple.

Always heard they wern't used much, afraid they would get bayonetted in the middle of the night.

BKW

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Bob Hudson
5 minutes ago, Brian Keith said:

Very nice! I didn't not realize they made these during the VN war, I just have seen the WW II era ones and have a couple.

Always heard they wern't used much, afraid they would get bayonetted in the middle of the night.

BKW

 

These weighed almost 4 pounds so they came up with an M-1966 model Jungle Hammock that was just over one pound. They trapped humidity inside, making them uncomfortable, but then  I would imagine any sleeping system for  jungle combat is not going to be a good night's rest.

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