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    i hung this past fri. and we got 21" of snow. it was wet at first then got more powdery. as long as i smacked the walls from in the hammock every 2-3 hrs to knock the snow down it was fine. the snow just slid right down. tarp is a maccat deluxe btw, just silnylon.

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    I don't know if this is a viable option (I'm in Georgia and snow accumulation isn't really our biggest issue ) but thinking about roof snow and ice guards, could those who use a ridge line over tarp setup tie to the ridge, lines that run down the tarp to help shed snow and ice. Possibly tie some knots along the length of the line to break up the snow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ref103 View Post
    i hung this past fri. and we got 21" of snow. it was wet at first then got more powdery. as long as i smacked the walls from in the hammock every 2-3 hrs to knock the snow down it was fine. the snow just slid right down. tarp is a maccat deluxe btw, just silnylon.
    I have a center pole mod on my deluxe. Just smack the pole and away the snow goes. I was thinking of tying a string on it that would hang down to my TQ. In the middle of the night when its snowing, a tug on the string would clear the snow and I wouldn't have to get cold!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Never measured it, but my SuperFly has held some pretty heavy snowloads; never failed. The sidewall tie-outs I suspect have something to do with that.
    same here, but i have a habit of hitting it from the inside. have had 8 in. fall and not a problem. was not using the tie-outs that nite.

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    depends on the angle of the tarp

    We can learn something from avalanche awareness. Slopes of less than 30 degrees seldom avalanche. Slopes of greater than 60 degrees seldom avalanche because the snow sloughs off. Avalanche danger is greatest on slopes between 30 and 60 degrees.

    Less than a 30 degree slope in heavy snow is not acceptable, greater than 60 degrees is probably more than needed.

    Just some ideas from left field.
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    food,,, Thanks for the info. I was just playing with my shelter just to see what kind of load it would really take. I knew the one side that has less degree slope would most likely give me problems. I just wanted to know how much snow could stay on top before I needed to knock it off. In the situation of heavy wet snow, I would have taken my tarp and had a nice degree of slope to it.
    I just wished we got this during the weekend, so I could have gone backpacking.

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    i should've set mine up today. we've had over 3 feet of snow the past 5 days

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