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    Senior Member MDSH's Avatar
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    Wind is a problem here with small trees from which to hang.

    Plan to try rubber band prussics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDSH View Post
    Wind is a problem here with small trees from which to hang.

    Plan to try rubber band prussics.
    My area is regularly windy, from my experience, unless your rubber bands are specially designed they will be next to worthless. First they have to provide JUST the right amount of tension to resist the wind, without staying essentially static and not be so weak that they turn static as soon as a breeze picks up. If your tarp sags due to wind pressure then it creates pockets for more wind to push at your tarp.

    In my experience the absolute best way to protect your tarp from the wind is to pitch it nice and tight so there are not pockets and create nice shallow angles that give the smallest possible resistance as wind blows into it.

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    I use them on mine. Just on the corners though.
    Sometimes the trees bend a bit (tree and site dependent) when I get in my hammock sagging the tarp a bit. I find the tarp tensioner weight negligible.
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    I have the same tarp (camo paterned), and I love it.

    I use http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com...products_id=93 for guy lines and tensioners. Very light, super convenient. I just leave them attached to the tarp.

    I pair this with something like http://dutchwaregear.com/continuous-ridgeline.html, using a small figure 9 and kleimheists + s-biners to attach the tarp to the ridgeline.

    To put it away, I unhook one end of the tarp and start folding it in half while the other end is still held by the ridgeline. Once it's about 6 inches wide I start rolling it up, taking care to occasionally fold at the bottom so it doesn't flare out too wide. This leaves me with a rolled tarp and a bunch of guy lines that don't seem to snag on each other. I shove the guy lines in the stuff sack first, then the tarp, then the stakes and finally the suspension.

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    I place one tensioner on one end of my ridgeline. This is to protect the tarp in case of tree swaying. It is a 15" piece of 3/32" shockcord tied in a loop with a double fishermans knot. No tensioners on the guy lines.
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