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    What's Your Preferred Method Of Tarp Setup?

    I currently have a ZPacks Regular Cuben Tarp fastened at each end (along the ridge line) with two Dutch hooks that are attached to the ridge line using prusiks.

    I like the ability to be able to move my tarp using the prusiks instead of having a staticly positioned tarp.

    What do you guys use, and why? Would love to hear what former setups you used to use, and what you moved to.

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    Dutch's Tarp flyz tied to tarp and Dutch hook around tree to line. Moves easy to equalize over hammock. Been using this method now for about 8 months and easiest I have found so far.
    Last edited by Acer; 12-06-2012 at 19:14. Reason: brain failure!

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    I'm switching to this method recently posted by Dejoha...
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ght=Continuous
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I'm switching to this method recently posted by Dejoha...
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ght=Continuous

    That's the way I am going to be doing my tarp in the future as well. Going to have those ridgelines with all the trimming in the store starting next week too.
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    Seperate line on each tree. Prusik loop on each line. Tarp has mini biners that clip into prusik loops. Tarp is up and adjustments are easy. If I loose the biners I can use a small stick to put in loop of tarp and then secure in prusik. I'm one for keeping it simple and having a back up plan (and know your knots).

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    I use a continuous ridgeline sometimes under the tarp sometime over the Tarp
    Prusik loop on each end. Tarp has mini biners that clip into prusik loops with shock cord

    I go around the tree and bring the line to a knot bone for adjustment


    I like that I can hang the hammock after the tarp and adjust the tarp centered over the hammock

    I sometime will hang my DIY Hillbilly Hammock patio lights from the ridgeline
    instead of my ARL in my hammock
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    Continuous rideline running over the tarp with soft shackle prusiks.

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    Senior Member grich9860's Avatar
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    same as KMACK
    Hops

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    Individual spyderline lines at each "corner" tied to trees with slippery tautline hitches. All knots, no hardware.

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    I tried that method briefly but went back to my CRL tied separately from the tarp. I have a 2.2mm zing it line that I secure to one tree with a small biner, the other end gets tensioned using a tarp cross. The tarp body connects to the line with a pair of klemheist knots. I've had better luck with those than a standard prussic.

    The "V" shape on each end wasn't really a big advantage. I've found the hammock suspension ends up almost as tangled up with the end of the tarp depending on the angle. YMMV

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