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    BMBH and a Maccat Deluxe

    anyone using a BMBH with a Maccat Deluxe?


    i just got the hammock and i'm playing around with my setup...so far i really like the bmbh....just can't seem to get my Deluxe to wanna work with it
    Last edited by G.L.P.; 07-01-2010 at 20:49.
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    On the BMBH you want to put the tarp over the hammock. It attaches to the trees by the ridgeline and then you pull the side tie out and stake them to the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    On the BMBH you want to put the tarp over the hammock. It attaches to the trees by the ridgeline and then you pull the side tie out and stake them to the ground.
    OOOOOoooooo....thats how it's done
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    That Dutch, he's a smart guy. A smart a..., never mind.

    I can just get bridge hammocks under a MacCat Deluxe, including
    (I'm pretty sure) a BMBH. When you pitch the tarp leave very little
    room between it and the hammock, and center things so that the spreader bars in this configuration are covered on the sides by the tarp (that's why you ride high). When you get into the hammock it will drop and you'll be fine.

    That's for hanging when you're concerned about side-blown rain. Pitching the tarp very wide (e.g. using your hiking poles) a little above the hammock gives
    you coverage for the hanging you do in mostly clement weather.
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    Thanks Grizz.......

    i'm thinking of getting a pole mod done by ZQ....to help open up the tarp more...

    but so far i really like the hammock...wish i would have tried one years ago
    do you know off hand how much each ring weighs?
    i'm working on the best way to do your mod to the bmbh...just trying to get an idea of weights
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    NM...i just did the math...looks like about .6oz each.....
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenlespaul View Post
    Thanks Grizz.......

    i'm thinking of getting a pole mod done by ZQ....to help open up the tarp more...

    but so far i really like the hammock...wish i would have tried one years ago
    do you know off hand how much each ring weighs?
    i'm working on the best way to do your mod to the bmbh...just trying to get an idea of weights
    Working with ZQ on the same this, although using a HH big hex silnylon tarp.

    I think I had the hammock too high (meaning up near the tarp) because when I sat in the hammock and it tipped as I got in the ends of the spreader bars kept rubbing up against the tarp. This should prove that I had the tarp OVER the hammock, not UNDER as I may have originally conceived ;-)

    We had HUGE downpours so I had the tarp pitched as steep as I could and everytime I moved while laying in the BMBH the bar ends would still rub against the tarp. Nerve racking!!

    This done with a center pole mod from ZQ even . . .

    ZQ and I talked about a double pole mod with a tarp pole at either end to keep the tarp ends out away from the spreader bars.

    Any other thoughts/suggestions welcome . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenlespaul View Post
    do you know off hand how much each ring weighs?
    i'm working on the best way to do your mod to the bmbh...just trying to get an idea of weights
    IIRC, its 14 or 16 grams. I could be wrong though. They felt heavier than an SMC descending ring, but the scale didint really bear that out as much as I thought.
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    I loved my Mac Cat DLX, but I found it difficult to get adequate end coverage with the BMBH. The JRB 11x10 rectangle tarp worked much better, though it is about 6 oz heavier if memory serves.

    I can even close one end against the wind if I use Grip Clips to hiking poles(or trees/branches) at the spreader locations. I don't think I could do that with the Mac Cat DLX.

    But another trick for the tarp ends is a smaller spreader bar on the foot end.
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