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    Illustration - Rigging A Tarp w/Continuous Ridge Line NO HARDWARE

    Titanium Hiker asked for it, so I threw this illustration up today. Hopefully this makes it clear how I use only knots to rig up a tarp. It's pretty basic, but it achieves the elusive "V" to avoid collisions with the hammock suspension.

    Enjoy!

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    Very nice. I like how you just "throw" stuff together.
    Last edited by chickenwing; 05-08-2012 at 15:31.
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    Thank you. Clear directions and illustrations.

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    Simple and elegant

    and I already know the knots . . . bonus
    I'll definitely be using this

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    Simple and elegant but I can give you an alternative. Pick up two finger sized sticks about 6" long. Tie the line on one tree then tie it loosely to the other. pull a bight through one tarp tie point and put a stick in the bight. Keep a little tension and repeat at the other end of the tarp. Tension the line and center the tarp by sliding the line through the bights as required.

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    I would prefer to run the ridgeline up, then attach the tarp. It's easy to do using prussiks and biners, but not so clear how to create the space for the hammock suspension. Any help there? I thought about temporarily just using a biner hooked over the line at the tree, then reconnecting it to the tie out, but I think I lose the tensioning of the prussik.

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    Thanks for the illustration dejoha, but I'm still thinking along the lines of toddhunter. If it wasn't raining in Melbourne today it would be a lot harder to stay inside and get my work done for uni! (rather than heading out to play with my tarp)

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    Hey Dejoha.
    How ironic, I just got your book on Amazon and am currently reading it (great book by the way). Last night I left off on the page about the continuous ridgeline. I like this design better though, because there is no carabineer required.
    Also, what do you think about the idea of a structural ridgeline to help absorb a widowmaker strike? (a disaster which hopefully will never happen). The ridgeline would have to be secured tightly to the tree and independent of the tarp.
    I only posted here once before, and I included pictures from my almost disaster along with my thoughts on how a structural ridgeline might have helped.
    Take a look and let me know what you think.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ighlight=tamah

    Tom
    Last edited by Tamah; 05-08-2012 at 21:11. Reason: name was spelled wrong

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    Very nice... I love how clear your illustrations are
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    Cool! Some old school stuff. This is similar to how I hung my HH hex tarp. Sometime I think tying knots keeps the mind sharp! Thanks Mr. DeJoha

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