Feedback request on my first tarp setup
Four day hike planned this Friday through Monday so I need help/advice ASAP.
I have zero experience setting up a hammock tarp.I received my new MacCat Deluxe and will be setting it up tomorrow. I've read about as much as I can and plan to go with the following:
Using 2mm Hilleberg Spectra line on ridgeline and tie-outs.
Line loop around tree fastened with an Ursa Micro Carabiner*.
At tarp ridgeline ends a Thera-Band tensioner, about 50% longer than JRB's, attached with Lark's Head.
Second Ursa Micro Carabiner between Thera-Band tensioner and line to tree.
Initial slack taken up and tensioning done with standard tent type line system using Hilleberg line runners. This should give me a couple of feet of possible adjustment at each end.
Pretty much standard here. My JRB type tensioners at end of tie outs. I'll probably use the same initial tensioning set up on the lines which will allow for a large variation of line lengths for different conditions.
(I have been using a small rubber band attached at the tent (tarp) with a Lark's Head to attach the lines after I wind it up around my fingers.)
* Weight= .11oz with listed strength of almost 200 pounds.
I could be using as many as 8, but the weight will still be well under an ounce.
Speer, Peapod, and MacCat Deluxe
Got all the necessary lines and tensioners put on. Since I hadn't actually put the Peapod on the Speer IIIA I took this opportunity to do it. All seem to be working extremely well. Sleeping in it tonight and since there is no threat of rain I left the sides of the MacCat fairly high. Heading out Friday morning on a 3 day (4 if I decide to take my time) thru hike of the Taconic Crest Trail.
Peapod on Speer IIIA under MacCat Deluxe
MacCat Deluxed over Peapod. No Threat of Rain.
thera-band tarp tensioners
I was wondering what color to buy? seems like green is the one but im not sure??? help. and has anyone found it for sale in less than bulk? I dont think I need 25ft of it.