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    I received my HH expedition in the mail yesterday and like a kid on Christmas decided to hang last night. I knew it would rain but I didn't care! I hooked the shock cords to the rings on the fly as shown on some videos and sure enough I woke up at 2:30 feeling cold. Checking things out I discovered that water was running back the shock cord and into the hammock. I got out in the storm and lowered the angle a bit on the fly and solved the issue. Going forward should I stake the shock cords separately from the fly or was this a fluke? Anyone else had this happen?

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    a lot of folk tie the fly/tarp to the tree, not the hammock.

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    When I use the asym tarp with my HH, I run the shock cords of the hammock to the stakes the tarp are tied to. This would eliminate the problem you were having.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titanium_hiker View Post
    a lot of folk tie the fly/tarp to the tree, not the hammock.

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    Separate with everything except the small stock tarp. If you hang that as Hennessy shows off the hammock line it works. If you hang it separate the hammock can sag out from below the tarp. ;-)

    The trick is that when the tarp and hammock are on the same hanging ropes when the hammock sags with weight so does the tarp. It probably works well with any minimalist tarp setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wood67 View Post
    I received my HH expedition in the mail yesterday and like a kid on Christmas decided to hang last night. I knew it would rain but I didn't care! I hooked the shock cords to the rings on the fly as shown on some videos and sure enough I woke up at 2:30 feeling cold. Checking things out I discovered that water was running back the shock cord and into the hammock. I got out in the storm and lowered the angle a bit on the fly and solved the issue. Going forward should I stake the shock cords separately from the fly or was this a fluke? Anyone else had this happen?
    Are you referring to the elastic side pull-outs on the hammock? I tie those such that both ends are tied to the same ring on the hammock, creating a large loop. I hook that loop into the little mitten hooks that are at the tarp tie-out points. Super easy and saves carrying two more stakes. I've never had water run back towards the hammock along those lines, but I think the tarp tie-out points are always below the hammock, at least in wet weather.
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    Thanks. I will have to play around and fine tune my set up. Nooby mistakes!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wood67 View Post
    I got out in the storm and lowered the angle a bit on the fly and solved the issue. Going forward should I stake the shock cords separately from the fly or was this a fluke? Anyone else had this happen?
    That probably tells you what you need to know. Your hammock edge needs to be above or at least level with the tarp's side tie outs if the elastic is attached there - to avoid the down hill flow. Or, some drip lines might help.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    @ affreeman, yes I'm talking about the side shock cords to the tie outs.

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    Thanks BillyBob!

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    If its rainy or forcast rain the tarp edge should be lower than the hammock edge to keep the water running off the tarp from blowinging in/on your hammock.

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