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    So is it basically a diamond fly with ends and beaks? Or is there something I'm not seeing?
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    Diamond fly, beaks, 4 walls, mesh ventilation under the beaks, omni tape down the door closures. Lots of tie-outs and stake-outs. Silnylon.


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    Thats what I thought, thanks. Gotta find some sil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Gotta get some pics with a hammock in there! I'm going to finally get mine outside today I hope and get some pics.

    Things I have learned:

    • I think the way you set the beaks in your pictures is the way to go...
    • This tarp does not fit into JRB Python skins. Too much material.
    • The stakes seem to be pretty integral part of keeping it taut, although I have no experience with it, having never staked mine down yet.


    I'm curious to know how the Jacks (JRB) learned to set theirs up most often.

    Do you set this up first and then center a hammock under it, or do you set up the hammock and center the tarp over it... Do you stake out the corners to the ground first, or do you tie out the tie-outs first like a diamond tarp, then stake to the ground?

    Stuff like that I'm sure I will learn very soon.
    1. Loosely tie the ridge lines to the trees. Center the tent.
    2. Use a single stake to stake both door flaps straight down from the ridge.
    3. Adjust the ridge line to maximize the height.
    4. Stake the side corner cords.
    5. Stake the corners directly below the corner cords.
    6. Use a stick to support the side corner cords up so that the side walls are lifted taught.
    7. Tie the beaks. (Tie the cord to one side of the beak. Thread the string through the other side and then tie to the tree.
    8. Now hang your hammock.

    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smee View Post
    1. Loosely tie the ridge lines to the trees. Center the tent.
    2. Use a single stake to stake both door flaps straight down from the ridge.
    3. Adjust the ridge line to maximize the height.
    4. Stake the side corner cords.
    5. Stake the corners directly below the corner cords.
    6. Use a stick to support the side corner cords up so that the side walls are lifted taught.
    7. Tie the beaks. (Tie the cord to one side of the beak. Thread the string through the other side and then tie to the tree.
    8. Now hang your hammock.

    Regards,

    Awesome! Thanks Smee! That helps a lot... you guys have all the experience at this point.


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    Thanks for the info Smee.
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    Old thread? yes. Now that you have some more experience with the hammock hut lets hear some reviews

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    The HH is a great piece of gear. It's not something I carry if I am doing distance hiking. It great for car camping and hikes where I am setting up in one location for a few days. It provides complete privacy and great wind protection as well as tons of room under the tarp. Great for cooking or just hanging out. I have used the tarp in wind gusts of up to 22mph with no problems. Never had any condensation issues when the tarp is closed up.

    The ridge line of the tarp tarp could be a bit longer. It's 10'3" length (I think) has covered all my hammocks so far but without a lot of room to spare. The tarp also does better when setting up on fairly level ground. It also requires extra stakes and more guy lines than your normal tarp, which adds to the overall weight.
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