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    How do you stop water from running down your suspension?

    I have whoopie slings and am wondering how you guys prevent water from running down them into your hammock?... I was thinking that I could just tie the loose ends of the slings to the suspension part and that would re-direct the water?. What do you think?

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    That works fine.

    Or you can tie a piece of shoelace to the suspension just above the hammock end.
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    I tie the loose ends as well. Better than carrying extra stuff.

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    AS's shoe string suggestion is spot on ... cotton works best, not a waxed or hard synthetic shoe string. Flat and soft works best. If you have any of those SHAMWOW clothes or something similar ... a strip of that makes a mighty fine drip strip. Having a water break like a ring or Dutch Biner works but in a major down pour I've had water go right around and down the line from those. I always use a cheap cotton shoestring or a piece of SHAMWOW

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    I think I have a couple pairs of shoelaces laying around that sounds like a good idea. I figure I will tie them on and just leave them on?

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    yeah AS is spot on ... and hawk eye is right about the heavy rain
    i had this happen to me now i use a piece of shoe lace right before my hammock.... wet UQ and hammock =crappy night
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.L.P. View Post
    yeah AS is spot on ... and hawk eye is right about the heavy rain
    i had this happen to me now i use a piece of shoe lace right before my hammock.... wet UQ and hammock =crappy night
    I think I will tie them and do the shoelace. Because I have heard this crappy night stuff from several people and dont want to have to experience it to learn from it, like many other things in hammock camping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammockMan View Post
    I think I will tie them and do the shoelace. Because I have heard this crappy night stuff from several people and dont want to have to experience it to learn from it, like many other things in hammock camping!
    yeah mine was just this summer i been out in rain before but nothing like the last time 5" of rain in a 4 hours span was crazy the AT was a river and i'm not kidding
    everyone had wet gear but Dutch ... go figure LOL
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.L.P. View Post
    yeah mine was just this summer i been out in rain before but nothing like the last time 5" of rain in a 4 hours span was crazy the AT was a river and i'm not kidding
    everyone had wet gear but Dutch ... go figure LOL
    I remained dry as well, 12x12 tarp and Dutch clips saved me.

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    I pretty much always tie the tails of the whoopies up to keep them out of the dirt if nothing else.
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