Here is the pic with the hand again just for simplicity.
Remember this is even with the tarp end CLOSED. It is easy to get even MORE room with a normal pitch with the ends wide open.
Actually, you can probably see the difference even better in this pic, because the clip is only on the right side at the start of those experiments, and you can see the very significant dif between left and right. Again, with ends("doors") closed on a JRB tarp. Looks like there is about 6" to spare:
Another approach is: I have used some smaller bars(or even no bar) for the foot end. If the weather is terrible, and I need the hammock end closed, I just put the foot on the windward side, and put the shorter bars in. This gives plenty of room on one end. I can usually pitch the other end wide enough for zero problems.
Last edited by BillyBob58; 04-05-2011 at 14:23.
Apparently, signature that I used from 2006 no longer tolerated so now deleted.
three nights ago i had to hang in complete darkness. we had some very exhausting drinks by the fire, so i was pretty *tired*... ;-) i felt a strip of joined velcro in my hand and i thought it's a top quilt foot-box, so i separated it. but, it was the smaller part of the mw3c... i still managed to attach the uq and get the tq in with me in the hammock. when i woke up in the morning my feet were cold and i found the missing mw3c bit lying on the ground. i hope i learned the lesson.
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