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    Senior Member MedicineMan's Avatar
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    Video: weekend get away and new trick with tarp pole mod...

    We attended the French Broad Fall Fest in Hotsprings NC...while in the area explore Rocky Gorge Rec Area (Tenkara country), re-visit Max Patch (one of the few places on the AT where you can see miles and miles of the trail corridor), and climb Water Rock Knob in the Pisgah (twas chilly at over 6200 feet).
    Of interest to hammock hangers who use the pole mod is at 3:50
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WINZSEnKt0
    Using the 'spring' effect of the c.f. pole opposing the staked down opposite side one can while in hammock repose adjust the tarp position from porch to full on protection. The cost is several more feet of cord and an extra stake.

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    Cool setup and great photos/video.
    Thanks for posting.

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    That is pretty slick. Well done.
    Good luck,
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    that's a slick set-up Medicine Man. Looks like a good weekend in Hot Springs.

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    Awesome trick man. And great video too.
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    Nice idea for the modification and simple too.
    That fall fest may be something to put on my things to do next year.
    Thanks for posting your trip report.
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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    For a minute there I thought you had been drug to ground! But I see that will never happen. Ha!

    Been thinking about how to do that with my pole mod too. I couldn't quite see it, was that a stake under you as well to attach the pull cord to or did you just tie it in a knot?
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    Enjoyed the footage and the tunes. I've been at that Hot Springs campsite.

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    That is one sweet adjustment for the tarp set up!

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    Nice trip report. And I really like that porch adjustment system!
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