"You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims." --Harriet Woods
I, too, just ran across this thread. This is just the kind of info that I love on this site! Thanks, everyone!
Awesome! I just pre made some setups using the prusik method. Can't wait to try them out!
So in this method, there's no ridge line going inside the tarp?
updated this illustration a few times to show both a full length ridge line and ends only, as is shown in the first iteration on the OP. With a full length line, the line runs through the clip and carabiner and runs above or below the tarp depending on your preference or conditions, and looks like a long figure-8.
I have a few versions of this illustration on Opies website.
Author and illustrator: The Ultimate Hang: An Illustrated Guide To Hammock Camping
Oh okay. I gotcha. I'm kinda new to all of this in case you couldn't figure that out. Haha
my latest setup has dynaglide whoopies for my tarp. using the same system as my hammock. I really like the ease of using the same system for both. 1/2" strap for tarp tree huggers, and a toggle(marlin spike). To undo, just pull the toggle and the tarp comes down.
I use a speer winter tarp. so its big, and lately I have been hanging it as high up as I can get. and using a couple of sticks for porch mode, so I can see out into the forest. Its nice to be able to stand up under my tarp without hunching over.
If the sky is clear, and I am confident of no rain,(most nights in my area) I usually leave my tarp in the pack. That makes it even easier.
Because you fall through the clouds if you try to lay on them, so the next best thing is a hammock.
I like the rope method. How much line should I have for each end? Was using a continuous ridge line but think I am gonna change. You know the drill, think twice cut once.
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As a noobie-hammocker, I wanted to chime in and thank dejoha and everyone else in the thread...Tried the Prusik Method and couldn't be happier!
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