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  1. #11
    Member bubbamancub13's Avatar
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    Are there any vids or articles on how to hang a tarp with atlas straps because I like the ease of the straps but the tarp can be a little bit tricky sometimes.

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbamancub13 View Post
    Are there any vids or articles on how to hang a tarp with atlas straps because I like the ease of the straps but the tarp can be a little bit tricky sometimes.
    I've never tried to hang a tarp with Atlas Straps. You could experiment with it and let us know what you found out.

    What is it about the tarp you find tricky?

  3. #13
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    Jun 2016
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    Portland, oregon
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    DIY Shortened Ariel Bridge
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    Vented Half-Sock
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    (Just my limited attempts at the same concept.
    I did fiddle with my atlas straps and a combined ridgeline and got it to "kinda" work. I wrapped the middle of the straps around a tree then fed both end through one of the center loops on the webbing this causes the straps to automatically tighten when against the tree then you essentially have two non continuous ridgelines from one strap. The problem with that was that it took a crazy long time to setup and you couldn't adjust the tarp easily afterwards. Besides that attempt my main issue I ran into was not enough tension on the lines anchoring your tarp to the ground (or tree)

    This was my take on it
    Since your tarp is attached to your hammock ridgeline when you lay in your hammock gravity comes calling and you lower a little. This small drop in height releases the tension on your tie downs that are on the ground (or tree). And even if you where to tighten them somehow while laying in your hammock they would still get pulled out of the ground (or rip) due to the hammocks movement.

    The only two possible solutions to this is to either
    1. Get a hammock sock Or
    2. Get some fairly strong/long pieces of elastic to act as a kind of movement buffer on your side tie outs, then attach those to a tree or a rather strong anchor.

    My inexperienced .02$
    Last edited by MonkeyWrench; 01-04-2017 at 04:05.

  4. #14
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    With my ENO which has no CRL, I either tie the line from the ProFly tarp directly to the tree below the tree or tie a taut line hitch to the loop at the tree and use the hitch and line locs to position and tension the tarp. Tied at the tree, weight in the hammock does not effect the position. I am new and have not experienced any high winds to test this set up.

    Bob
    Bob

  5. #15
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    Mar 2017
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    Southeast Michigan
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    Butt in a sling camper XL
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    HG Cuben Fiber
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    Humming Bird
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    The suspension was the most confusing part when I started hanging.

    Keep up the good work

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by lambdahammock View Post
    The suspension was the most confusing part when I started hanging.

    Keep up the good work
    Yes it was confusing to me as well. I'm still not certain what all the options are- cinch bugs and spiders and all kinds of stuff. I'll stick with what works for me for now! Thanks!

  7. #17
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    Hudson Wi.
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    Depends on the season
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    Nice article! I just started my Twitter account (@bpwithahammock) and this will be very useful for my followers!

  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Marine View Post
    Nice article! I just started my Twitter account (@bpwithahammock) and this will be very useful for my followers!
    Hey that's great! I don't tweet haha but thanks for getting it out there.

  9. #19
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    Thanks for sharing!

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