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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    I have them for both of my tarps. Like them so much I put my Blackbird hammock in another snakeskin as well!
    Me too. Mesh snakeskins for the tarp, and DD hammock sleeve for the hammock. Makes set-up and break-down a breeze.

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    But, who wants an old woman's tights? Is that like support hose?
    Olzeke, had to laugh! I guess I could have worded that better. I meant like pantyhose, but heavier weight. I guess you could buy new ones too, and I guess I didn't need to specify woman's tights as opposed to old men tights! Still chuckling.

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    Grannypat,
    Just be careful, those old gals are pretty particular about their tights!!

  4. #24
    I love my Mountaingoat mesh skins! I keep my tarp in the outer mesh pocket of my ULA Ohm. That way its easily accessible if it starts to rain & if its wet when I'm ready to pack up it doesn't get the inside of my pack wet! This also allows the tarp to dry somewhat throughout the day!

  5. #25
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    Hi, I am trying to figure out how to use the snakeskins with the tarp. I ran a ridgeline through the rings at the end of the tarp. I have the tarp tensioned on the ridgeline with a prussic knot and a carabiner. What i find is that I must unclip the carabiner to get the skins down the line to the tarp. But if I unclip the biner, there is nothing to hold the tarp taught, and it gets bunged up in the skins. Can anyone describe how you tension your tarp for use with the skins, and what hardware you use, and what gets disconnected when the skins go on. Anyone have a video of this happening?
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    Senior Member zukiguy's Avatar
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    Snakeskin technique

    My tarp is attached "permanently" to the ridgeline prussic (actually a klemheist but who's counting). Anyway, there's no carabiner to get in the way. So to put away my tarp I just hank up all the guy lines, pull the two sides together, and start rolling.

    It's not very scientific but I start a little closer to one end so the corner lines and the 2nd one (I have 4 tieouts along the bottom edge of my 4-season tarp) get rolled up. Once I hit the ridgeline I reach over and pull the closer skin into place. The majority of the tarp is held rolled up by this first skin so I just kind of tidy up the roll on the other end and pull the 2nd skin into place.

    My skins have a little pocket in each end to hold the ridgeline. I hank it up neatly on each end and jam it into this pocket. The whole "snake" gets kind of folded/wadded up and stuffed into the shovel pocket of my pack so it's easy to access first thing when I get into camp. My small stake bag is crammed into the same pack pocket. I'm not exactly a speedy hanger but if the sky is about to open up on me I can have the tarp out, ridgeline rigged, and all 8 tieouts rigged in maybe 3 minutes. My MacCat will go up quite a bit faster since it only has 4 tieouts (cat-cut hex tarp) but the process is the same.

    My skins are made of noseeum netting so there is some drying that can take place with it stashed. I believe this is minimal though since they basically cover a tightly rolled waterproof tarp. I'm assuming just the outside edge will do any significant drying but it's better than nothing.

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