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    I was picturing it being tied tight to the hammock support lines. I could see disaster happening if you tied it really tight and then got in your hammock.

    Not that I would know anything about that or anything.


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    What about the side tie outs for the tarp? If you pull the tarp down from the top wouldn't it cause slack in the sides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpettit View Post
    What about the side tie outs for the tarp? If you pull the tarp down from the top wouldn't it cause slack in the sides?
    i think this will work.

    tarp tied to huggers or ring binders or biners or even the hammock susp. line - but out near the ends.

    then with a second line (or tensioner) pull the tarp down to the hammock susp. line.

    use tensioners on the ground stakes anyways... as they take up the slack when it rains and snugs things up during stretch.

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    I'm liking this and will try it out next time I get my gear out, this weekend I hope.

    I have a brand spanking new HH hex tarp that came along with the netless Safari that I knew I didn't need (but I needed that tarp. ha!) It needs to be hung.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    I'm liking this and will try it out next time I get my gear out, this weekend I hope.

    I have a brand spanking new HH hex tarp that came along with the netless Safari that I knew I didn't need (but I needed that tarp. ha!) It needs to be hung.

    Grizz
    Hey Grizz,
    If you try this, can you take a pic so that we challenged folks will be able to see
    this in picture form :^)
    Thanks,
    Michael

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    Ok. I can see it better now that the original picture is not in black with red lettering like it was. White with blue lettering makes it much easier to see and read.


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    Quote Originally Posted by qpens View Post
    Hey Grizz,
    If you try this, can you take a pic so that we challenged folks will be able to see
    this in picture form :^)
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    Michael
    sure. I'm a shutterbug.

    Grizz

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    I'm liking this and will try it out next time I get my gear out, this weekend I hope.

    I have a brand spanking new HH hex tarp that came along with the netless Safari that I knew I didn't need (but I needed that tarp. ha!) It needs to be hung.

    Grizz
    this weekend for me too.
    i'll have the stock Asym tarp.

    compare and contrast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmike View Post
    this weekend for me too.
    i'll have the stock Asym tarp.

    compare and contrast.
    think I'm going to try it out tonight or tomorrow using the stock HH tarp. i'll post pics.

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    If I understand you correctly, I've done some thing very close to that before. If you use prussiks on the hammock supports, you'll run into the same issue as the HH style - the attachment points actually get closer together as you weight the hammock, and the tarp sags. So you have to use an attachment that slides...I used minibiners from the tarp grommet to the hammock support. It worked ok...kept the tarp close to the hammock at that end (I only did one end that way).

    This method also causes the top of the tarp to get closer to the ground as you weight the hammock. I used tensioners on the side tie-outs, and they took up enough slack that the tarp stayed taut.
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