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    Senior Member nacra533's Avatar
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    tarp tensioners

    There are several good methods of tarp tensioners, but my favorite is the headchange4u method. I think it's the least costly and the easiest to make. I have shock cord laying around at all times. The last set I mad was from 3/16" shock cord (I had it on hand), which is too big. It really turns the tie out into a stake launcher if I'm not very careful. When I get some smaller shock cord, I'm going to change them out.

    Sometimes I loop it/ double it like in the post below. Others I have just tied clove hitches on each end of the shock cord.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=3731

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    Nice report and pictures.
    Terry

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    A nice read thanks

    Great job on the tarp too

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    Congrats on the wise decision- "bailing" is always an option! (Just, most folks think of it as losing out on their trip, and not that they are saving their skins!)

    as an aside- My current tarp tensioners are just shock cord tied to two "alpine butterfly" knots I made in the guy lines, with the shock cord being somewhat shorter than the distance between the knots.. quick to do and easy to undo if needed.
    KM (who has cold toes a lot of the time, as well; next project - toe cozies!)

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    Great report---------thanks for your honesty! I just about froze to death my first hammock trip-------trust me, if theres a mistake to make in hammock camping , Ive done it at one time or another! Theres always next time!
    “The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.”
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    very interesting

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