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    Claytor JH Diamond Tarp Question

    Ok, so I am new to the whole hammock thing and I am planning on hanging for the 1st time this weekend. I recently acquired a Claytor JH and due to my busy schedule, I have not had a chance to hang the hammock with the tarp.

    My question is how do y'all hang your diamond tarp and do you have any suggestions for a newbie?

    Thanks!

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    I don't remember if mine came with guy lines or not. But just give your best shot at hanging that bad boy centered between the trees, at a height that gives you enough head room to stand up if you are not expecting a bad storm. Maybe a bit lower if you are. Then try to center the hammock under the tarp, and you should be good to go. That is a good tarp.
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    Thanks BillyBob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collier View Post
    Ok, so I am new to the whole hammock thing and I am planning on hanging for the 1st time this weekend. I recently acquired a Claytor JH and due to my busy schedule, I have not had a chance to hang the hammock with the tarp.

    My question is how do y'all hang your diamond tarp and do you have any suggestions for a newbie?

    Thanks!
    i hope this helps.i took these pictures on pear island sunday.my claytor jungle hammock and tarpneo
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    This is one creative way I found to pitch my diamond tarp with a modified old tent pole http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=7044. Prolly could be much lighter if I had a fiberglass pole. Gives a bit of extra wind protection though it seems and it keeps it super taught. I've been too lazy to actually take the pole out on any of my trips though.

    Gunn Parker has a very unique setup for his diamond tarp as well. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=7280

    You can also use a hiking pole to make one or both sides a porch when you just want some sunshade.

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    Use figure 9's for all of the tie outs and you will be very happy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collier View Post
    Ok, so I am new to the whole hammock thing and I am planning on hanging for the 1st time this weekend. I recently acquired a Claytor JH and due to my busy schedule, I have not had a chance to hang the hammock with the tarp.

    My question is how do y'all hang your diamond tarp and do you have any suggestions for a newbie?

    Thanks!

    i use the knot i used like on the hennessey hammockneo
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    Thanks guys for the posts and the pics! I appreciate it.

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