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  1. #11
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    Forget the ladder,,you can get screw in tree steps from a sporting goods hunting store or a set of strap on telephone pole climbers for your feet and go right up that three to tie it as high as you want.

  2. #12
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    Raving succes!

    "It" has been up 24 hours in rain and in light wind. No problemo!

    Pics will come later, when I'm back at home.


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    Awesome, glad it worked out for you. Have you considered adding a CRL to help with the sag of the tarp?

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    And the pics

    Quote Originally Posted by lubbockhammockguy View Post
    Awesome, glad it worked out for you. Have you considered adding a CRL to help with the sag of the tarp?
    Actually there is not much sag.















    As one can see ground pegs are big enough... over foot long piece of wood and a pry bar.



    Center tieouts are marked red.



    The bag is integrated in to the tarps one corner.

    Sorry for the bad quality of the images, it was early morning, not enough light.
    Last edited by voivalin; 04-14-2012 at 10:45.

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    Thanks for the pics, it doesn't look as big as I thought it was going to be. It looks like the tarp worked out nicely and doesn't have very much sag at all.

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    Second night

    During second test night there was moderate and almost heavy winds. Tarp coped quite good. Heavy material and size prevet any flapping. It just slowly pushes to the direction of the wind. I think tieout points do not get very stressed in normal situation.

    If there would be hard constantly directionally chaging wind then there could be problem, but that happens very rarely.

  7. #17
    We have a 3m x 3m tarp and this is how I like to pitch it. Simpler, plus more room to move around. There's a lot of wind that passes through but doesn't matter too much- we have ways of dealing with that.

    You've just got to make sure the ridgeline is really tight. With this pitch, it's useful to have some tie-out points in the centre of the 1/2 triangle (the face you see when it's up) so that it pulls the sides out a bit. If your tarp doesn't have these, I picked up a tip from this guy and use plstic bottle tops with holes in the lids to screw onto the tarp, so that you can add an extra guy line

    Caution non UK folk: The guy in that vid has a very strong yorkshire accent. I can translate if you need... tehe

  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivalin View Post
    I just ordered a polyester-silicone tarp with dimensions of 4,4 m x 4,4 m (14,4 ft x 14,4 ft). Weight is hefty 1,9 kg (67 oz). Polyesters is heavier than nylon but it should not stretch when wet. The diagonal is about 6,3 m (20 feet).

    The idea is to use it pitched very high as a diamond shape tarp during summer. Just four points of attachment (trees and two corners to the ground). Easy pitching and easy to go in and out from hammock and around camp site (I hate those guy lines everywhere when walking around camp).

    So, what will happen?

    - Do those ground tie outs get pulled out in very low wind?
    - Ridgeline will be horrible saggy and collect water.
    - It will flap whole night and I do not get any sleep.
    - Guy line points will broke in heavier wind.
    - Everything will be OK.
    - "Your own suggestion".

    Make Your bet now, I will report back when The Tarp arrives!
    I've done this. My bet:
    1) Only in moderate to high wind.
    2) Yes. Small pools will form along the top of the ridgeline and in a few other points, but nothing problematic.
    3) Only in high wind.
    4) Nah.
    5) Everything will be OK.
    6) My suggestion: Enjoy. This may not be the prettiest or best setup, but it's certainly easy. I've been using a silnylon Kelty footprint as a tarp in a diamond shape and it holds up fine... the only connection points are at the corners. Also, if you need additional tie-outs, use a contact lens case... tap a hole in the top, run a cord in and tie a knot on the other side of the hole. The knot will hold if you don't make the hole too big. Put the bowl of the case behind the tarp and screw the two together with the tarp in between. Stake out the cord.
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    From our resent canoe/kayak trip to Linnansaari national park.

    We tested the double hammock under one tarp system. Worked well. Big tarp can be hanged high without coverage problems, and it is also very easy to go in and out. View from hammock is also better this way.

    My SwitchBack with CCF pad and Wiggy's Overcover bag

    My pal's Hennessey Deluxe with Zipper mod and Super Shelter + over cover + down quilt.











    Me saying Hi to You all!



    The view



    --------------------------------------- The End -------------------------------------------


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    Quote Originally Posted by voivalin View Post
    From our resent canoe/kayak trip to Linnansaari national park...
    GORGEOUS SHOT!

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