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    Senior Member Mouseskowitz's Avatar
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    Okay, here are my two thoughts. First, have you considered using snake skins on your fly? You'd have it hung but could wait to deploy it until needed. This would eliminate the need for quick connect and still give you a great view and ventilation, which I'm guessing is the reason behind it.

    Second, I'm wondering if Nite Ize Knotbones would do what you want. They have several pdf documents on their site showing different ways to use them. Look at the advanced app. I'm thinking you could do a center bore off the fly and do a center wrap 360 around the ridge line. The problem I just remembered is that you're using 5mm ridge line, which is way overkill. I'm using 1.75mm on mine. If you want to keep it you'll have to go with the knotbone #6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouseskowitz View Post
    Okay, here are my two thoughts. First, have you considered using snake skins on your fly? You'd have it hung but could wait to deploy it until needed. This would eliminate the need for quick connect and still give you a great view and ventilation, which I'm guessing is the reason behind it.

    Second, I'm wondering if Nite Ize Knotbones would do what you want. They have several pdf documents on their site showing different ways to use them. Look at the advanced app. I'm thinking you could do a center bore off the fly and do a center wrap 360 around the ridge line. The problem I just remembered is that you're using 5mm ridge line, which is way overkill. I'm using 1.75mm on mine. If you want to keep it you'll have to go with the knotbone #6.
    youve given me some good things to think about there much appreciated
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    Are you looking for something like these?
    Looks like they are intended to adjust rope lines lenght, but it would be possible to tie it to the tarp and then connect it to a rigdeline.

    http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/st...481+4294962799



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    thanks Harstad, they are similar to what i use to tie off the ridgeline already, i was mainly looking for something smaller and lighter that is a quick clip on off, i might have to make something up, thanks
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    You could use the small S-Biners. I use them on my under quilts and they weigh practically nothing. You can pick them up and most any sporting goods. +1 on the snake skins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShellD View Post
    You could use the small S-Biners. I use them on my under quilts and they weigh practically nothing. You can pick them up and most any sporting goods. +1 on the snake skins.
    thanks, i can see how they could attach to the tarp end, but how would they clip to the rope without another attachment point on the rope?
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    Quote Originally Posted by old4hats View Post
    I use a continuous ridge line with a prussic loop at each end and a small #1 nite- ize "s" biner on each to clip the fly loops to. Works well, easy to use, inexpensive. This allows about any adjustment necessary. Hope this helps. As a side not, some shock cord tensioners on the tie outs work wonders.
    This is my setup also. Works good. Cheap too.

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    I have recently overhauled my tarp setup and believe I had a similar need as you have described. I wanted a ridge line that would be modular, so I could use any tarp, wether hammock camping or not. I also wanted a lot of versatility and adjustability to work with any type tarp.

    I will post some pics soon but this is what I decided to go with.


    3 Dutch hooks
    1 Dutch stingerz
    42 ft section of zing-it
    4 small loops for prussik knots


    On one end of the 42 ft section I secured a Dutch hook so attaching to the first tree was very simple. I then have one of the new stingerz attached to the other end that allows the simplicity of a small carabiner with a very quick adjustability on the second tree. I then add 2 prussiks to the ridge line and affix a hook to each. This will attach through a tie-out of a tarp and clip onto itself (or a loop already placed on one of the tie-outs). The only other addition I made was 2 prussik attachments by where the trees would be that would be used to affix the anchor points to vary tarp height or allow the hammock's suspension to hang in the space created to avoid any issues woth hanging the tarp ridgeline below the hammocks suspension. It would be easier to explain with a picture but I hope you get the setup I'm trying to describe.

    I then stuff the tarp and everything described above in a speed bag from jacks r better. It is basically exactly what you described...a bag with 2 draw strings on wither end.

    I'm away for a couple days but I will try to get everything in a pic for you if you would like. I use the basic ridge line if Im ground camping or hammock camping. It is a super lightweight and modular setup that I think you would enjoy.

    Hope that helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackTalon View Post
    I have recently overhauled my tarp setup and believe I had a similar need as you have described. I wanted a ridge line that would be modular, so I could use any tarp, wether hammock camping or not. I also wanted a lot of versatility and adjustability to work with any type tarp.

    I will post some pics soon but this is what I decided to go with.


    3 Dutch hooks
    1 Dutch stingerz
    42 ft section of zing-it
    4 small loops for prussik knots


    On one end of the 42 ft section I secured a Dutch hook so attaching to the first tree was very simple. I then have one of the new stingerz attached to the other end that allows the simplicity of a small carabiner with a very quick adjustability on the second tree. I then add 2 prussiks to the ridge line and affix a hook to each. This will attach through a tie-out of a tarp and clip onto itself (or a loop already placed on one of the tie-outs). The only other addition I made was 2 prussik attachments by where the trees would be that would be used to affix the anchor points to vary tarp height or allow the hammock's suspension to hang in the space created to avoid any issues woth hanging the tarp ridgeline below the hammocks suspension. It would be easier to explain with a picture but I hope you get the setup I'm trying to describe.

    I then stuff the tarp and everything described above in a speed bag from jacks r better. It is basically exactly what you described...a bag with 2 draw strings on wither end.

    I'm away for a couple days but I will try to get everything in a pic for you if you would like. I use the basic ridge line if Im ground camping or hammock camping. It is a super lightweight and modular setup that I think you would enjoy.

    Hope that helps!
    yer looking forward to seeing the pics, thanks
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