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    Senior Member taylo's Avatar
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    In a sudden torrential downpour. We gets lots of these in Alabama, and it really helps hone your tarp setup system. I get the fastest pitch using prussics on every tie out, including the ridgelines. Can't beat it.

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    Tubing

    I like the fish tank tubing idea. Lots of times my line doesn't gets stuck to bark or under bark.

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    I use 1.75mm Zing-it for all lines. I use a continuous ridgeline (CRL) with the tarp permanently attached to it with Klemheist loops. On one end of the CRL, I have a Dutch hook tied into the Zing-it with a bowline knot. On the other end of the CRL, I have another Klemheist loope onto which is another Dutch hook.

    So, the parts are 1 CRL, 3 Klemheist loops, 2 Dutch hooks.

    The procedure:
    1. wrap the end of CRL with only the Dutch hook around a tree and hook it with the Dutch hook.
    2. wrap the other end of the CRL around the other tree and slide the Klemheist loop such that it's Dutch hook can hook onto the CRL.
    3. slide the two Klemheist loops attached to the tarp back & forth along the CRL to position the tarp.

    Done.
    I love it!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dippyhippie View Post
    I use a ZingIt CRL with a Dutchhook on one side and a Dutch Fly on the other. The tarp is attached with prusiks so that it can be moved along the line.
    ^^^That is my preference too. Not always Zing-It but I keep the hook and fly on all of my tarps.
    Reason why: I prefer the CRL to help add structure to the tarp. The hook and fly is easy to use, even with gloves in cold weather.
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    Some 200# line from the hardware store, a light weight biner, and a pair of lightweight slip rings. I'm just kind of used to using slip rings. But I think I'm going to add some tubing to the line now.

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    I just switched to the 2 piece ridge line, and the ridge line and all other lines are attached to the tarp with prussics girth hitched to the tarp, dutch hooks at the tree on the ridge, and fixed loops at each stake. Before this I used the same set up but with a crl and 1 dutch hook, and 1 dutch tarp fly and the prussiks on the stakes.

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    I run the ridge on CRL, dutch hook on one end, and fly on the other, the tarp is mini-binered to prussiks. I like the option to be able to slide the tarp back and forth a bit and adjust for wind, or rain, or what have you.

    The guys are attached to the tarp via DIY Self tensioning UCRs [Utility constrictor ropes] that have loops spliced at the ends. [No good reason for the UCRs, I just like playing with rope]
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    I use the same setup as Mad777 just with prussics rather than kelmheist (6 of 1 half dozen another) It is supper fast easy and you can't lose your hooks. Its the best way to go for me.
    Last edited by floorman; 02-03-2012 at 09:42.

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    This is what has worked well for me.

    The two things I really like about it is you can easily adjust the height of the tarp and there is no interference between your hammock suspension and your tarp or tarp suspension.

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    TenderToe, I like your method. I think I will redo my stuff this weekend.
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