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    Senior Member c0wb0y_hubs's Avatar
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    Thanks!

    There isn't a very in-depth modification.

    The basic steps were:
    1. Locate where I wanted the third attachment point.
    2. Sew on the third attachment point on the underside of the tarp.
    3. Relocate toggle so it can attach to the new attachment point.
    4. Attach paracord or some other cordage to the head end attachment point. (above tarp)
    5. Run cordage down to foot end, through some sort of pulley, then (under tarp) back up to the head where you can reach it while in your hammock. I made my pulley out of a deer antler, so the paracord had a nice smooth and wide surface to glide on.
    6. Attach shock cord or surgical tubing to the head end attachment point.
    7. Attach the other end of the shock cord or surgical tubing to the ridgeline or your hammock tree hugger. This part depends on length, how far you want to stretch it, and how far it will let you stretch it.

    I know that a list of....attach this, go here, do this, etc. does even compare to some of the diagrams on the forum, so if someone is so inclined i'd love to work with you on making one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scum View Post
    Wait, that's friggin awesome. I need some details on how you did this. Can you spell it out or even better give us a doodle drawing of what you have going on there? Thanks for sharing.
    I'll do my best doodle with the available software. (ArcMap)
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    Interesting. Clever idea that!
    YMMV

    HYOH

    Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)

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    This was put together with mapping software.

    I'm sure this is going to generate more questions than it will answer, but here you go....

    Leonard Outdoors Custom Antler Handle Fire Starters

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    VIDEO - Retractable Tarp Mod

    Love it! A convertible tarp!
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    That is very helpful. Going to have to put some thought into it and figure out how to apply to mine. I have an Ogee style tarp and do a ridgeline over the tarp setup. Should be doable though. Great job thinking outside of the tarp

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    I like it.

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    Love the mod. Very cool.
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    Very clever, thanks for sharing the brainwave

    So is the surgical tubing providing the tension when it's in "normal" mode? I use prusik knots on my ridge so I'll have to rethink that bit.

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