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    Holy Cow! My New Hh Tarp Is Huge!

    So i just opened my new hexfly tarp form HH and it is absolutly HUGE! i really didn't comprehend it's size! JEEZE LA WEEZE...I LOVE IT!

    anyone have tips or tricks for hanging/using/packing it?

    i plan to make some mesh snake skins for it.
    This is the day that the Lord has made-let us rejoice and be glad in it! Psalm 118:24

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    Quote Originally Posted by heescha View Post
    So i just opened my new hexfly tarp form HH and it is absolutly HUGE! i really didn't comprehend it's size! JEEZE LA WEEZE...I LOVE IT!

    anyone have tips or tricks for hanging/using/packing it?

    i plan to make some mesh snake skins for it.
    Cram it in a stuff sack and keep it on the outside of your pack.

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    How big is is? I look on the Hennessey site and could not find it. How about some pictures top show us?

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    HH site says 132"x120" but mine is closer to 12' along the ridge. BIG! Specs are found on their site under accessory catalogue.

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    I have the same tarp and really like it too, and relatively lightweight considering the square footage of coverage. I have a silnylon stuff sack it goes into, wet more often than not, and then I just put it into the outside stretch pocket on the ULA backpack. I'm using the JRB elastomer guy lines which are really nice in windy conditions.

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    what are these JRB elastomer guy lines for? is that the mod that you put shock cord in so it will stretch a little?

    Anyway...what is the best way to set it up? how hight above the hammock do you guys hang it?
    This is the day that the Lord has made-let us rejoice and be glad in it! Psalm 118:24

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    Quote Originally Posted by heescha View Post
    what are these JRB elastomer guy lines for? is that the mod that you put shock cord in so it will stretch a little?
    Yes, the lines have some rebound to them so that when the tarp stretches some they will prevent any looseness or sag.

    JRB sells them here, JustJeff has an article about making your own, and both Youngblood and HC4U have great techniques for making them from shockcord here.

    Quote Originally Posted by heescha View Post
    Anyway...what is the best way to set it up? how hight above the hammock do you guys hang it?
    Depends on the weather for me. The worse the weather, the lower and tighter to the hammock the better.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    I think Doug the Elder had one of those this past weekend at Hot Springs. If I remember correctly, he'd modified it by sewing on end extensions that could be used to completely enclose the ends. Doug, do you care to chime in on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    I think Doug the Elder had one of those this past weekend at Hot Springs. If I remember correctly, he'd modified it by sewing on end extensions that could be used to completely enclose the ends. Doug, do you care to chime in on this?
    That's what he had and it looked real good. T-Back has done that with a smaller hex tarp and had it at one of the Hot Springs campouts last year. I took photos of most everyone's setup last weekend, maybe I should post them. There are a lot of them so it will be job, but I guess there is a lot to learn by seeing what others did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Youngblood View Post
    That's what he had and it looked real good. T-Back has done that with a smaller hex tarp and had it at one of the Hot Springs campouts last year. I took photos of most everyone's setup last weekend, maybe I should post them. There are a lot of them so it will be job, but I guess there is a lot to learn by seeing what others did.
    Yep, T-Back did the same thing to a MacCat trap, but the end closures were smaller, if I'm not mistaken. Doug's were large enough to cover each other, effectively sealing each end off completely if I was looking at it right.

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