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    Senior Member gunn parker's Avatar
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    My latest hammock and tarp set up test.

    Hi All
    I went out on Sunday to the river not far from home to test out my latest hammock. I also wanted to test my tarp setup before heading bush to make sure it would not fail when hiking.

    The hammock was made from following headchange4u's DIY Hennessy HammockThe only difference is the way I folded the end and the way I whipped it. I'll cover that later on in detail.
    The whole thing works well and is very confortable and with the Neo 9x9 camo I get great coverage. Remember it is the middle of summer here so no worry about rain.

    So here are a few of the pics I took, I hope you enjoy.
    Gunn

    The whole setup in place.


    A closer view of the inside of the tarp.


    Detail of the corner. T tied a length of bungee at the sides and cliped it to my treking pole with an s-biner.


    The guide line from the pole down to a diy stake I made from an old arrow. I use a small figure 9 to tie it all off.



    The tree end of everything. The figure 9 at top is from the tarp and the suspension line below is from the hammock. I always tie off the suspension like this, I love this method.


    I am sure that if you have any questions you'll jump right in.
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    That's a looking fantastic setup! I love the tie out method on the tarp, and also your cording suspension. Well done.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Ya I might have to try this tyout method on my diamond fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushthezeppelin View Post
    Ya I might have to try this tyout method on my diamond fly.
    I am now thinking of adding some tieouts to mine now, as well! Nice shots, Gunn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narwhalin View Post
    I am now thinking of adding some tieouts to mine now, as well! Nice shots, Gunn...
    Playing around with stuff like this is when I really love grip clips! All kinds of options with those things.

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    Looks great, Gunn! I was looking at those instructions earlier today. Seeing your hammock, I think I'm going to have to make one myself. I have a business trip coming up and it's driving distance. Looks like I will have to take the sewing machine along...

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    Great setup, wish you were closer so we could hang with you a bit. Mule
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    Senior Member gunn parker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mule View Post
    Great setup, wish you were closer so we could hang with you a bit. Mule
    Thanks, your so kind. And yes I wish I was over there too at times.
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    Great Tarp and set up , no doubt

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunn parker View Post
    Thanks, your so kind. And yes I wish I was over there too at times.
    We want to come over there and hang! Winter here, summer there!

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