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    Caveman's Avatar
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    My tarp set up (suggestions?)

    This is my current set up (I'm always changing something.) I'm really digging this set up and so I thought I would post it so that I might get some suggestions on ways to make it even better, or potential problems that I might run into. If anyone would like to see more detail on any part of it, let me know. Anyway, here it is.

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    Enjoyed your video. I like your set up.
    You just need a little rain and wind to test everything out.
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    Nice setup caveman. I use a contiuous ridgeline with dutchware dutchhook and tarpflyz. and run the ridgeline over the tarp with prusiks for centering it. I might try your setup and see if its any easier.

    P.S. I love the dutchhooks

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    I've actually been through 2 pretty good rain storms and I (and the dog) stayed nice and dry.

    I had a CRL set up before I went with this set up, but I found it hard to get it tweaked out just right (probably something I was doing wrong.) This just seems easier for me, and I can still put up my hammock w/o the tarp if I just want to lounge out back after work for a nap.
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    I use the same setup on my tadpole and love it only difference I use Dutch hooks "just to save some weight" instead of Biners ...In my opinion you are good to go

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    Caveman

    You've pretty much hit the method that I use for tarp guy out lines. I personally don't think it can be improved upon much. I use a continuous tarp ridgeline, with prussics for tarp adjustment horizontally. Your two line method works on the exact same principle.

    Good work. I don't think you need to change a thing.

    Cheers

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    That looks good to me. Very clean/neat.
    I just finished making a tarp. I have been using a foot from Dana Design Nut Tuck, it measures 8x8 and was great in summer. I think yours will give etter coverage. Who made it. What are the dimensions? Nice show.

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    Member BlackHand's Avatar
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    you put prusik knots on your tarp guy lines? pretty interesting would definitely make it easier to adjust. how did you attach a prusik with just a single line at each corner?

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    caveman
    I might be wrong on this but .. The lines look like braided mason line? I used that line for a long while . I does work very well .. One thing i did notice alot ,useing mason line ,was sliding the prusiks either way tended to heat the prusik due to friction .that weakens the knot and even breaking the line . slide it slow . nice video .

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    Great video and very nice setup.

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