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    Senior Member Lepmeister's Avatar
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    I run a ridge line over the top of the tarp which uses all of the anchor points available and reduces any wear on the underside of the tarp and then run a second line as a utility.

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    I usually don't use a full length ridgeline, but I think that there is enough interest so I'm going to start offering the option in my guyline kit packages.
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    I go back and forth from one to the other.
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    Less filling!

    More taste!

    Jim

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    I saw cranky bears set up at this past MAHA and really liked it. It was a full length over the top RL but he purssick the tarp directly to the line and had snake skins. This will be my OES Delux set up once I get it (hum hum (clear throat) cough cough). I forsee this being just as quick and easy as two tie outs but wont know till I try it.
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

    Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.

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    After watching Shug's video, I was interested in testing it out myself. I am sold after using it a bunch. For me it is faster and easier. I wouldn't be surprised if it was either the same weight or lighter. But, even if it is heavier, the convenience and speed make it well worth it.
    I have taken a vow of poverty. To annoy me, send money.

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    I've recently changed to using a separate full length ridgeline. Using 30' Dynaglide. One end secures with fixed loop and nacrabiner prusik, the other end with figure9 (attached with prusik). Two nacrabine prusiks in the middle allow adjustment and option to go over or under.
    I've also recently added a couple of tieout loops to the middle of the sides of my HH hex. This allows the tarp to be rotated 90 degrees, thus shortening the ridgeline length from 12' to 10'.

    This also creates doors, sorta like a mini-Typhoon. I haven't tried hanging a hammock under it yet, so I'm not sure how tight of a fit it will be.
    To Boldly Hang Where No One Has Hung Before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jsaults View Post
    More taste!

    Jim
    You put your chocolate in my peanut butter!
    respectfully,
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    I made a single tarp line with four Prusik knots and four mini-biners. It is an experimental system at this point. For now the line is put directly on the tree but hugger webbing will be the final tree protecting set up. The Prusiks (Kleinheist next) allow simple adjustment of the attachment points and centering the tarp.

    I've tried over the tarp and under the tarp but the jury is still out on which I will use...probably the set up will change with my mood. The next experiment will be attaching the ends directly to my biners (or loop) for the WBBB adjustable strap system. If that works there will be no need for tree huggers for the tarp line.
    Mark is the name and If there is more than one way to understand what I just said....I meant the good one.

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    I use the over-the-top continuous ridgeline method. Taut line hitches on both ends and prussicks with trail stick toggles, no other hardware. My only "trick" -- if this can be considered one -- is that I always leave the tarp attached to the line (strung through the tie outs). When I'm ready to take down, I pull the toggles, slide the tarp down near one end, and start stuffing into the stuffsack. Once the tarp is cinched up in the bag the RL gets wound around the outside of the stuff sack.

    Deploying works exactly in reverse. Get your RL good and taut (may have to rest the stuffsack on your shoulder for this), yank the bag off and spread out your tarp.

    Advantages as I see 'em are quick set up/adjustment, the tarp never touches the ground, RL stows together yet separate (if you happened to be worried about tree sap at the ends), and it makes setting up in the wind easier.

    If you can wait a few months while my cash flow replenishes, I should be able to tell you how this works with an OES tarp.
    Last edited by matto; 10-28-2010 at 17:15.

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