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    slowhike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    Thanks. Some of those border on some serious origomi.
    a couple of us were making tarps out of our paper place mats when we stopped to eat lunch after the mt rogers trip<g>.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    thanks funbun. haven't herd from you in a while.
    sorry you weren't able to find a hammock to work with your back.
    i don't suppose you ever found a hammock solution?
    Na, I quit trying. I'm going back to the ground. I'm going to modify my current tarp and incorporate the extra tie outs he has on that video.

    Also, I've got some silnylon; I'll use that for a bivy sac bottom and cut up my bridge hammock for the bivy sac top.

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    Senior Member cavediver2's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    it's also called a trucker's hitch, basically just twist the middle of the line to form a loop, then stick a bight through it and tighten. depending on which side your bight comes from, the loop will either cinch down or stay open when you start cranking down. you could also just tie an overhand on a bight instead, the advantage is with the first method, is that it is slippery, you can just pop it out.

    also, with a ridgeline, you end up having this loop in the same general area every time, and it can wear the line out. i just found some 1/2" welded steel rings at strapworks. weighs somewhere between 1 and 2 grams, and plenty strong for a tarp. you have to specify the lighter ones, which are not listed on the website.

    it's probably not best to crank it down extremely tight(unless you are using a seperate ridgeline). the ridge seam will stretch fairly easily, and you don't want to stretch it too much, which is easy to do with a trucker's hitch.
    well that was what I thought but he moved his hand in a different way which is what through me off

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    slowhike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by funbun View Post
    Na, I quit trying. I'm going back to the ground. I'm going to modify my current tarp and incorporate the extra tie outs he has on that video.

    Also, I've got some silnylon; I'll use that for a bivy sac bottom and cut up my bridge hammock for the bivy sac top.
    as long as you find something that works for you, that's what's most important.
    glad to hear from you.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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