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    Snake skins with a continuous ridgeline

    Shug's You Tube video from 25 June 2014 ("Tarp Chat and Tutorial PART 3")

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKW4SqJWgto

    shows snake skins used starting from the ends of the tarp, not from the ends of the ridgeline (that is, not at the trees).

    But if you're wrapping the ridgeline closely around large trees and tying it with a knot or carabiner (not the loose V that Derek Hansen uses), it seems like the snake skins could extend from the trees, incorporating both the tarp and the ridgeline.

    Am I missing something here, before I go out and find out the hard way?

    Thanks in advance...

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    The snake skins just slide over the tarp and the CRL so both skins meet in the middle of the tarp.
    Last edited by Bubba; 07-05-2014 at 07:30.
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    It doesn't seem practical to wrap your lines in skins. The skins need only be as wide as your tarp (whether your ridge line is continuous or two-piece doesn't matter). Wrap each of your lines into a hank and tie off or shove the hanks in pockets sewn at the ends of the skins and you're on your way.
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    I think I get what you're asking. I use a continuous ridge line with the ridge line over the tarp (as shown in the video). My skins are positioned to slide over both the tarp and the ridge line. The skins are only long enough to extend a short ways past the tarp when slid into place and the uncovered part of the ridge line is stored in pockets at the ends of the skin. You could cover just the tarp with the skins but it seems to me that the skins help keep the ridgleline from tangling as well.

    EDIT: I went back and looked at the video. I guess the way shown there you could disconnect the tarp from the ridge line if you wanted to and store it separately.
    Last edited by Passinthru; 07-05-2014 at 08:33.
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    My skins go over both my tarp and ridge line. I've had it that way with the tarp over the ridge line, under the ridge line, or in V configuration.
    The benefit to the way Shug is doing it is you can separate your ridge line from your tarp. I prefer to keep it all connected so I don't lose any parts.
    As Shug mentioned... Lots of options out there.

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    OK, thanks guys.

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