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    Apr 2017
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    Durham, NC
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    DIY 12' HyperD
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    DIY UQ; EE Rev 20
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    Nama Claw Instead of S-biner on End of Continuous Ridgeline

    One thing that has always bothered me with my continuous ridgeline for the tarp was how my straps rubbed up against the ridgeline whenever I lowered the tarp way down for bad weather. I know it made no difference in usability but it just messed with my OCD. I've always used an s-biner and a spliced hook on one end of my zing-it and a small metal figure-9 on the other end. I could easily make a "V" on the figure-9 side for my straps to go through. I could tie a knot around a bite on the s-biner side to create the "V" as well but it wasn't the easiest thing to adjust.

    So, what I've ended up doing is putting a third Nama Claw on my ridgeline. One for the loop that goes around the first tree and two for the tarp. Now I can make the "V" as big or as small as I want just by sliding the claw around and it won't budge once I draw the line tight with the figure-9 on the other end. AND most importantly (to my mental health which needs all the help it can get at this point), my straps can now go inside the "V" letting me swing back and forth without bumping up against the ridgeline.

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  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2014
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    Ga.(Macon area)
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    11 Ft Dutch Hexon 1.0 Sidezip
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    12 ft HG Quest
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    3/4 Phoenix20
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    Spider 2.0+hugger
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    I recently made a tarp ridge line with three Dutch hooks and a Nama Gear Claw.The tarp has loops tied on the ridge's D rings and two of the Dutch hooks on prussics engage the loops there.The third hook is the end of the line at the tree and the Nama Gear Claw provides the mechanical advantage on the other end.Rather than deal with making a loop every time I added a prussic loop for the Nama Gear Claw to engage.It is amazing how tight it will pull a line.

  3. #3
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    Very nice! The more I play around with these claws the more I'm liking them.

  4. #4
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    Nov 2017
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    Ossining, NY
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    DH Darien #6235, #7111
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    HG hex, hex w/door
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    Venom-J-bend-CL
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    Looks as if the tarp is fairly high above the hammock. Can you lower it for bad weather?
    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

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