at this point, wouldn't a wider tarp be a simplier solution?
a set up like this eliminates the problem:
good idea by the way
yes bmike...but...it is getting to the point where soon someone will devise a complex block and tackle setup with multiple pulleys that allows you adjust your hammock tension and tarp position by pulling and releasing lines strung through the pulleys and attached to loops at the side of your hammock - all of which can be adjusted without leaving your hammock. Moreover someday you'll be able to drape your hammock over yourself, attach foot and head ends to trees, and then manipulate the various ropes and pulleys until you and your tarp are in a perfect horizontal position.
which got me to thinking, lets get chris angel to devise levitation trick where he goes from standing up with a hammock draped over his head and shoulders, to lying perfectly flat. then we pay him $125 for instructions on how to do the trick and we have our system!
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Last edited by warbonnetguy; 11-01-2007 at 21:32.
And is it possible to use a tarp with a mosquito protevtion?
been thinking on this.
i think for better results i'm going to run the tarp line through my ring buckles (without threading) then along the suspension line to the prussik hook (stock HH). pull everything tight as usual, and when I get in, the sag in the hammock will pull the tarp tighter, as the hammock drops, the length of the tarp line needs to get longer... pulling it tight. might work slick with a tensioner on there too.
this doesn't do much for keeping the tarp tight to the hammock... so for coverage you'll want a larger tarp - but this should tighten things up as you sag. tensioners on the land lines will help too.
but, this is all moot if one ties to the trees first, gets a nice tight tarp with some tensioners for rain / dew...
Last edited by bmike; 11-01-2007 at 21:48.
Don't worry the wheels are turning already....
So many projects, So little time....
Why not, for the sake of simplicity, just preload the hammock with the side tie outs.