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    I know this sound REALLY crazy...

    Has anyone ever used polyester straps for their TARP ridge line?

    This is not a weight thing of course... Its about having a very strong line for hanging gear, or stopping larger branches from crushin you...
    And of course a ver fast and drag free setup?

    I'm going to try it...just wanted to see if anyone else has done it?


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    I know this sound REALLY crazy...

    Here in Florida, 1" wide straps are required, even for the tarp, in State Parks. And this is only for a 1 year hammock trial program. That's required only around the tree if course, not throughout the ridgeline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Here in Florida, 1" wide straps are required, even for the tarp, in State Parks. And this is only for a 1 year hammock trial program. That's required only around the tree if course, not throughout the ridgeline.


    required ...As to not hurt the trees?

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    I know this sound REALLY crazy...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nothing55 View Post
    required ...As to not hurt the trees?
    Yes indeed.
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    No one else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Here in Florida, 1" wide straps are required, even for the tarp, in State Parks. And this is only for a 1 year hammock trial program. That's required only around the tree if course, not throughout the ridgeline.
    This is good to know! I am hanging in Ft. Clinch at the end of the month. I have some straps I never used on a DIY I can tie to my lines from my ENO ProFly, but there is such little tension in a tarp, it seems a bit like overkill. I'm still new to hanging so forgive me if I'm wrong, but can the tension from a tarp line really do damage to a tree?

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    I'm using amstel right now and there is really nothing wrong with it...I just wanted to try somthing different and somthing that I could hang all of my gear on under the tarp.... I'll order the straps tomorrow and take some pic when i get the whole think set up...

    Thanks for the input all, hope everyone has a good hang this season!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nothing55 View Post
    I'm using amstel right now and there is really nothing wrong with it...I just wanted to try somthing different and somthing that I could hang all of my gear on under the tarp.... I'll order the straps tomorrow and take some pic when i get the whole think set up...

    Thanks for the input all, hope everyone has a good hang this season!!!
    Have you tried it with all your gear hanging yet? If so how do you like it and how does it affect the way the tarp hangs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0wb0y84 View Post
    Have you tried it with all your gear hanging yet? If so how do you like it and how does it affect the way the tarp hangs?
    I'm going on a camping trip this weekend and I'm going to test it all out. In a real situation..I'll take some pics..

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    Try it out & let us know how it goes. I haven't tried it - I typically hang my backpack off my hammock suspension & not my tarp suspension.

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