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    Thumbs up VIDEO: "Over The Tarp" Ridgeline Set Up

    A tarp video for all you Tarpsters......
    While on the Linville Gorge Hammock Hang I got to see a couple of "over the tarp ridgeline" set-ups inspired by Tee-Dee.
    As a dinker ..I was curious as to the point..... it seems that the tarp is easily adjusted back and forth on the over-ridgeline and is simple to center over your hammock. Cool.

    On this video I have sped up runs of taking it down and putting it up with snake-skins (tubes of fabric that the tarp slips into making an easy to control package) and trying out Tee-Dee's "reefing" idea. Using the principles that sailors use on their sails........
    Both options work and you can see that.
    Using my new Speer Winter Tarp on this video....
    Got this tarp after eyeballing it on a couple of trips with fellow hammockers. Great tarp .. light and the price is excellent for a lot of coverage and set-up options.
    I will do a video of this tarp in more detail soon!

    As always .... thanks for your time watching. Remember ... I am no expert .... I just go out and do it and learn from my triumphs and failures. Whoooooo Buddy! Get me to the piney woods!
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    nicely done shug...thanks for the 'reefing' display
    I do like the adjustability of the over ridgeline too
    If you don't keep your tarp attached to the ridgeline, you would only need one ridgeline for all your different tarps...each would attach and the prusiks would adjust
    explained some things fo sure
    oh yea, you can replace the S biner with a toggle (stick) if you don't want hardware
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    nicely done shug...thanks for the 'reefing' display
    I do like the adjustability of the over ridgeline too
    If you don't keep your tarp attached to the ridgeline, you would only need one ridgeline for all your different tarps...each would attach and the prusiks would adjust
    explained some things fo sure
    oh yea, you can replace the S biner with a toggle (stick) if you don't want hardware
    I goofed with a toggle ... of course .... just found the s-biner to be so easy. A stick would be just fine as well......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I goofed with a toggle ... of course .... just found the s-biner to be so easy. a stick would be just fine as well......
    did you find the shock cord was better than a static (no stretch) cord for your prusiks? advantage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    did you find the shock cord was better than a static (no stretch) cord for your prusiks? advantage?
    I think it gives a wee bit of taughtness when the tarp wants to sag upon climbing in the hammock. Testing will tell over time........ hope to get a one-nighter soon to shoot more video.
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    tarp under ridgeline

    Shug,
    Nice job on the video. I do something similar, but my ridgeline is a true structural ridgeline for the hammock (i.e. - hammock hangs from ridgeline). The bungee on the tarp pulls it high enough that there's headroom to cook under it when it's raining, but it stretches enough that the whole tarp can be pulled down for better coverage from wind and rain at night. Still working on refining it, but I currently get about 8" vertical adjustment for the tarp.
    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I think it gives a wee bit of taughtness when the tarp wants to sag upon climbing in the hammock. Testing will tell over time........ hope to get a one-nighter soon to shoot more video.
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    Shug.....

    As always, a great and very informative vid!!

    Nowwwww....I get the reefing setup. Gotta try me that.

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    Very interesting. I like this method and very well may be putting it to use the next time I'm out. It's gotta be worth a whot, at least. Heck, If I don't like it, I can always go back to my current method. Many thanks to Shug for the video demonstration and to TeeDee whose idea this was in the first place. As a long time member here, TeeDee's creativity, innovation, forward thinking and DIY prowess never cease to not only amaze me, but teach me something on a pretty doggone regular basis. Thanks! I reckon this means I gotta order more Speer No-Tangle.
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    Agreed. Great video! I might just have to try this setup, too.

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