View Poll Results: How do you attach your tarp to your ridgeline?

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  • S-Biners

    65 51.59%
  • Toggles

    23 18.25%
  • Soft Shackle/Nacrabiners

    38 30.16%
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  1. #31
    Senior Member hiker_DC's Avatar
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    My s-biners are attached to prussiks so that the position of the tarp can be adjusted up and down the ridgeline over the hammock.
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  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Gone are my plastic toggles....s-biners for me. But as of now I am just doing a separate line from each end.
    I bore easily!
    Shug
    Since you've used both methods is there one you like best?

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetbabyd View Post
    thank you Backpacker81! i meant Dutch Hooks - not clips. do you use a prussic knot to attach the hammock? i'll go look at some videos on this so as not to be a pest - i think ShadowAlpha posted the video of the Whoopies Complete System. thank you again for the reply! i think i'm finally starting to understand some of this stuff
    My tarp ridgeline is completely separate from my hammock suspension. For the hammock I use the JRB system sold here. You might be thinking os a single line suspension system. So far, I'm too happy with my current setup to wander down that path.

  3. #33
    but enough about me hppyfngy's Avatar
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    I use these lash-it soft shackles as prusiks attached directly to the tarp.



    Tarp line is amsteel 7/64 which I have a fixed eye on one end that I toggle lock and the other end I just wrap around to a 9 on a prusik.

    Easy peasy.
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  4. #34
    Senior Member ArcsandSparks's Avatar
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    S-biners on prussiks for me...they are so quick to adjust and haven't slipped on me yet!
    Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!

  5. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I do not use a continuous ridgeline so I had two separate lines, one at each end of the tarp going around each tree. My method of attachment at the tree is a Figure 9 at each tree.
    Yep, This is what I do but I loose those little whachamacallit thingies. I tie a taught line hitch and make it slippery. Easy Squeezie
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    S biners attached to tarp and prussics. Works great. JMO

  7. #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by ldcakes View Post
    Yep, This is what I do but I loose those little whachamacallit thingies. I tie a taught line hitch and make it slippery. Easy Squeezie
    +1 rope and knots. lighter, easy and adjustable... no parts to lose. heck i don't even use tent stakes, just sticks from the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
    I use these lash-it soft shackles as prusiks attached directly to the tarp.



    Tarp line is amsteel 7/64 which I have a fixed eye on one end that I toggle lock and the other end I just wrap around to a 9 on a prusik.

    Easy peasy.
    I very much like the prusik/soft shackles
    I'm being tempted here to try a CRL ... hmmmmm.
    Mike
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  9. #39
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    i didn't pick one cause i use Dutch Flyz .....
    with Dutch flyz you save so much weight ... no need for a Con RL
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Dutch hooks to attach the tarp, and a Dutch hook on one end of the ridge line coupled with a Dutch flyz to tension it.
    "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." Gen. George S. Patton

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