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    Senior Member Ashman's Avatar
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    So what would be the best type of cord to use as a tie out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashman View Post
    So what would be the best type of cord to use as a tie out?
    i like the "no tangle cord" from speer hammocks.
    it's orange & that helps w/ the tripping, but from any distance away from the tarp, you can't even see it.
    but there are several good cord types around that some of the others can chime in on.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    well, i have a "best guyline" thread somewhere in the general hammock section. I will bump it up if its not somewhere on the first page.

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    here's my .02, the stock tarp that came with my HH exployer UL has never let me down as far as getting wet, including some wet windy nights on Dolly Sods, snow, etc. when I pitched it as designed, on the suspension ridgeline. Yes it does sag a little, but when its attached to the ridgeline it stays close to the hammock and keeps the rain off, even side blown rain. When I get up to pee, I just slide the prussiks out to make it a little taughter if I want.

    BUT, it doesn't provide a lot of ground coverage if you want to cook under it etc., and you have to move fast if taking it down when its raining. I usually pop one end of the tarp loose, it has those hooks so it quick, then slide the snake skin over that side of the hammock, then the same deal on the other side. I think its a completely workable system, but that said using my cat delux guyed directly to the tree is um..nicer. More room on the ground, you can leisurely take down the hammock in the rain, it never sags that way. But it does weigh a tad more, and there's a couple more lines to tie, and a couple more stakes needed.

    To me its a matter of preferences and tradeoffs, but I've never had the stock HH Exployer UL system, not work, or get me wet (but that doesnt mean it can't be tweeked to be nicer).

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