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  1. #11
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    ShortTrip,

    I would like to take the credit for thinking of a gear hammock but I picked the idea up here on HF. Jacks-R-Better sells gear hammocks (others may as well) that are not full sized hammocks like the one I used.

    This was a "truck in" camping trip so weight was not an issue but I do carry it when backpacking. The GTUL with straps + whoopies weighs in at 14.5oz. Just for reference the gear hammock sold by JRB is less than 4 oz.

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    Sweet rig.

  3. #13
    New Member basko's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShortTripHome View Post
    A gear hammock??? Ingenious!

    How much extra weight is it??
    I've got a nano-7 that might just be perfect for this. only 7 oz and packs down to the size of a grapefruit.
    Diagnosed with Hammock addiction disorder (HAD)

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    Administrator Yukon's Avatar
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    Ahh, Blackbird and Superfly...the perfect combination

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    I have the same setup (minus the gear hammock). I considered getting a lighter tarp, but, honestly, I LOVE the room. Set up in porch mode, its like your own little world. Every time I consider going ultralight with a tarp, I think of all that extra space I have-and stick with the Superfly

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    Completely agree.The SF keeps all options open (including going to ground ) and IMHO, with that in mind, it is just not that much heavier than a smaller tarp. If

  7. #17
    Senior Member chewbacca's Avatar
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    Really nice looking setup!

  8. #18
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    Nice setup, but checkout this thread for the use of prussik'd lines and especially the Dutch Flyz prussik'd to the ridgeline:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...t=50691&page=1
    Great minds here have come up with much more efficient ridgeline attachments and guyline tieouts.
    I used to use the knotbone and figure 9 like you, until I discovered the Dutch Flyz and then began studying what people here were working out for ease of adjustment, speed and efficiency and the above video and comments were a real eye opener for me, so I'll pass it on to you and anyone else to consider. It's really works great. Study it then enjoy!

  9. #19
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    Charlieb,

    Thanks for the tip. I will put Dutch Flyz on the shopping list. Looks like they are easy to use. Currently I have the figure 9 prussiced to the CRL so I can do very similar adjustment as shown in the video. Then I can adjust the position of the tarp along the CRL using the soft shackles prussiced the CRL and attached to each end of the tarp.

    My tie outs are a little different. I have Zing-It loops tied via prussics along the guy lines then put stakes through the loop. Very easy adjustment. At the tarp end I use loops of shock cord with the zing-it larks headed to them for simple self tensioning system.

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    Love this setup!! Also love the idea of the gear hammock. Im wondering if a weather protector would work in the same way. Like the one from 2QZQ. Im going to order one anyway and just might experiment. Thanks for the pics. Happy Hangin!!
    chetter72
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