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    Quote Originally Posted by aBRG2far View Post
    THe title of the op is "ridding for fowl weather" where it should have been rigging.
    Thanks to the mod that corrected my spelling in the title.

    It was late and I had been on HF for about 6 hours(new member, think kid in candy store) reading and soaking up all the awesome advice and suggestions I could.

    I am really interested in getting out this winter and doing some over-nighters with short hikes and hangs.
    So what I am really looking for is advice on prepping my rig to handle a storm. Whether it be rain, wind, snow or all the above.

    What kind of line do you use for your RL?

    I use Zing-It and my line never got wet under the tarp. -Rug
    Rug, is zing-it the same as amsteel? For some reason I thought most were using amsteel for their ridgeline.

    Thanks everyone for your ideas and sorry if these questions are a little on the newbie side.

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    Hey there Feller.....
    Fun to get out in the adverse conditions. I did some videos just for noobs....Shug's Noob Hammock Primer
    Here is PART 5 where I start in on tarps. Most of it in snow. It may give you some ideas.
    Good luck.
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    As humerus as the typo above was, considering the condition of your transportation (ie getting back out) makes sound sense. A full fuel tank, good wipers with antifreeze windshield cleaner, a good scaper, ect.

    Funny how little mistakes like a misspelling make you think.

    On a tarp note, we learned in The Gorge that thick duff makes for handling high winds with regular length/width stakes quite memorable, and name-changing - right Airborne?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Hey there Feller.....
    Fun to get out in the adverse conditions. I did some videos just for noobs....Shug's Noob Hammock Primer
    Here is PART 5 where I start in on tarps. Most of it in snow. It may give you some ideas.
    Good luck.
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    Hea, Shug, Thanks for the video it really helped.
    I never would have thought to look up for widow makers. What a great tip.

    I do have to ask. To a newbie like myself your ridgeline does look a bit thin. Is this new material that strong. Would that ridgeline hold if you woke up to 3' of new snow?

    Thanks again for all your time and effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Hea, Shug, Thanks for the video it really helped.
    I never would have thought to look up for widow makers. What a great tip.

    I do have to ask. To a newbie like myself your ridgeline does look a bit thin. Is this new material that strong. Would that ridgeline hold if you woke up to 3' of new snow?

    Thanks again for all your time and effort.
    Well ..... hopefully I will find out sometime. So far it has held! It is an amsteel product called dyneema I think ... very strong. If in doubt lash up a long branch and hang the tarp over that. Use a knife to smooth up the burrs though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Well ..... hopefully I will find out sometime. So far it has held!
    Thanks shug. I'm not new to winter hanging just new to all the high tech materials. It's about time I upgraded my kit and Hammock Forum is just what the doctor ordered.

    IF you ever find yourself in Colorado itching for a taste of the Rocky Mtn High piney woods look me up. I've lived here for 30 years and have some nice secret hangouts you won't find in any tourist brochure. Would love to pay it forward for all your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post

    Rug, is zing-it the same as amsteel? For some reason I thought most were using amsteel for their ridgeline.

    amsteel blue 7/64 is considered overkill for anything besides hammock suspension.

    zing it, or lash it- is the same as amsteel--- the actual fibers of the cord are called dyneema.

    zing it has a smaller diameter, 1.75 mil, or 2.2. and is plenty strong for a ridgeline
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    Thanks again Shug

    Hay: I know there is a DIY of the "Pressing knot" but I can't seem to find it ? ? ?

    Link ? ? ?

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    One thing I do for high wind, is connect the corners of my tarp with line. Kind of hard to explain in words, but simple in practice. Once the tarp is set, I run a line from one head end corner to the other head end corner. Then do the same to the foot end corners. I will also add extra guyouts to each corner.

    Also, whenever I tie off a guy line, I always look for stationary objects like smaller trees, roots, big rocks or saplings, or downed logs to tie to. I only use the stakes if nothing stronger is available, and even then, I will try to place large rocks or logs on top of the stake to add strength.

    It only takes one night looking for far flung stakes in howling wind and rain to learn this lesson.

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    rip W, thanks for the info on amsteel.

    Excellent tips Shane thank you.

    Bradley give this link a try.
    http://www.survivaltopics.com/surviv...a-prusik-knot/

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