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    love it, man. need to see this in action. got the gears turning. hmmmmm.

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    Hey guys, most of you are mentioning the ridge line and the fact that the tarp lays close to my sleeping bag. I pondered the idea of making tabs on top of the tarp to lift it and connect it to my ridgeline but I am trying to keep drafts out of my sleep area. This particular tarp will only be used in the winter so I am assuming that any condensation will just freeze to the tarp and I can shake it off in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlieb View Post
    Or you could use some grip clips all along the rope to hold your tarp up off of you, so that the rope itself acts like a ridgeline.
    this is what I thought when I saw your unique setup. Will also help shed the rain vs. pooling up on you, on your tarp.

    Condensation will almost absolutely be an issue being so close to you...

    Maybe some no-see-um mesh vent flaps or something, I dunno, but don't be surprised if you get wet in there.

    I'm loving this idea though, it's really a waterproof hammock sock. I like it buddy, let us know how it works out.
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    Refreshing:
    Using a rope with a harness doesn't really need to be said does it? What is the point of these elevated hangs? Maybe I'm getting old but the negatives vastly outweigh the positives, at least in my mind.


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    Is it possible to put the climbing rope ridgeline inside your "tarpsock"?

    It will give you some extra room inside and possibly reduce condensation. It will also prevent the pooling of water that will happen.

    When you are settled in your hammock-nest it should be possible to pull the tarpsock in position alene the ridgeline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by db144 View Post
    Refreshing:
    Using a rope with a harness doesn't really need to be said does it? What is the point of these elevated hangs? Maybe I'm getting old but the negatives vastly outweigh the positives, at least in my mind.


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    It's true that doing something like this could end up badly, but that's true with so many things that people do to push their limits (mountaineering, climbing, skydiving, etc.). As I see it, its pushing yourself and going somewhere that very few people have been and experiencing something few have experienced.

    With the right climbing knowledge and rope skills, I can understand an adventure like this. I have no knowledge of tree climbing - how do you anchor yourself on the way up. Are you climbing solo?

    And tarp related... I'm guessing you aren't worried much about water running down the line? I see that there are carabiners connecting your suspension. Will that stop water running? Also you could use silnylon for your tarp material - you can get it cheap, about ($3 a yard for seconds) it would be lighter and less bulky. Just a thought.

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    Wow. That's awesome. I'd love to see photos too, but I'm guessing it'll be difficult if you're solo.

    Be safe!

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    This post reminds me of the recent member who posted about waking up after being coma from hanging too high in a tree.
    Only hang as high as your willing to fall.
    Be careful and respect gravity. You have nothing to prove to me... except coming back alive from a hang.

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    Word of Caution

    Ok, I've got a follow up: I don't know how long you have been doing this or how experienced you are so I may be preaching to the choir here but...

    You using a tarp means that you are expecting rain or snow. If its raining there's usually wind. I just know that from my experience at looking at trees during a storm, the tops seem like a terrible place to be. At least on the trunk you have stability. The canopy experiences a lot more wind than the ground and branches sway haphazardly. It seems to me that if you got caught in wind it could spell disaster. Also your weight in combination with wind = stressed out branches.

    Again, I don't know how experienced or qualified you are. You may very well know exactly what your doing and take every precaution to be on the ground well before you can even smell a storm brewing, but be careful.

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    This is the thread that was mentioned above by Gargoyle. This forum member fell while tree-hammocking.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=41665

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