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    Tarp help with whoopie slings

    I changed the stock HH suspension for whoopie slings. I'm using the asym tarp on the ultralight backpacker. How should I attach the tarp now? Originally there was the prussic knot on the suspension, but with the whoopies that doesn't look like it will work. Should I make a CRL for the tarp and hang it close to the hammock? Can I use the tiny thin original end line on the tarp with some dutch bling? Some detailed pics are much appreciated.
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    Look up on YouTube whoopie slings for Hennessy hammock. That is where I got my info from. You may have to add a continuous loop for extra length.
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    Now you know why I think removing the stock suspension is stupid. Much better to terminate the lines in drip rings and use whatever you want form there.
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    Here's a video I put together a while back. Let me know if you have any questions. I've always found it hard to get a nice tight tarp with it attached to the hammock suspension.

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    many options, but whoopies for the tarp won't work. They won't release under tension

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    many options, but whoopies for the tarp won't work. They won't release under tension
    I have the whoopies on the hammock.

    Caveman,
    I like the simplicity there. I need to order some zingit and practice making some loops then.

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    I could be wrong, but I think most people who switch out the Hennessy suspension for something else abandon the notion of attaching the tarp to the hammock suspension. I never liked the Hennessy suspension (too heavy) and I never liked the way Hennessy attached the tarp. (tends to sag when you get in)

    Your two basic options for that are a continuous ridgeline, about 30 feet long, with the tarp clipped to prussics on the CRL. There are a bunch of ways to attach the CRL to the tree, including some pretty cool bling from Dutch, Nite ize figure 9's and good old fashioned knots. I recently got rid of the CRL and switched to a small length of zing it off each end of the tarp, secured by Dutch Tarp Flyz. Either will work.

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    When I dumped the Hennessy suspension for whoopies, I also stopped attaching the tarp to the suspension - never liked the sagging. I went to a Zing-It continuous ridgeline for the tarp with Dutch Hook and a Tarp Flyz.

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    Any preference as to over or under the tarp for cont. ridge line?

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    I put my tarp over the CRL, that way if for some reason it sags it has something to rest on. I know people do it both ways, I've never tried the CRL over the tarp because this has always worked for me.

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