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    Quote Originally Posted by wwk10 View Post
    Do the guylines from the pull outs serve any purpose?
    I use those lines just to pull the tarp sides out and make more room.
    Doesnt your pole mod do that?
    I guess I am asking: Cant you just use the poles w/o the guy lines?
    yep you can absolutely just use the pole...it was just windy that day and the wind was pushing one side in a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by trhang View Post
    As you note, the "outside" pole mod has been around for a while. I posted my attempt and links to several other related threads here: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=56396
    thank you for the references

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    That's why I love this site because of all the ingenuity and ideas.thank for new ideas

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    Yeah I got my tent poles from a couple dead tents my father had lying around. I was planning on trying to make a hammock out of the rip stop from the tents but once deconstructed there wasn't really enough. Made a ton of draw string bags instead. Dicks sporting goods sell replacement poles for dome tents. Think they r around 10.

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    Clever idea! I am wondering if the pipes really do much since you have tie outs there. What does it look like without the tie outs on the pipe anchor points on the tarp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resqsarge03 View Post
    Clever idea! I am wondering if the pipes really do much since you have tie outs there. What does it look like without the tie outs on the pipe anchor points on the tarp?
    I doesn't pull out as well unless you use a hiking pole to leverage the pull higher with the ropes. Otherwise the ropes pull down and don't provide the same amount of interior space.

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    OK...I messed around with the Winter Dream pole mod some more. I didn't like having to use hardware to hold my poles, so I went with clove hitches and I must say I was very impressed. My thinking was that most of the force on the know will be lateral to the poles, and they held really well. I would like to reiterate that I love the pole mod because it not only pulls the fly out but it pulls it UP as well, providing a lot of head and side space in the tarp.

    I am amazed at how light the poles are! I plan to cut them into thirds and use couplings. I am also planning a pole pocket in the middle on both sides so that I can do a single interior center pole mod and see how it turns out.
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    Re: Cheap pole mod for DIY Winter Dream tarp

    Would also work if you drilled a small hole in the cpvc and then use a nacrabiner out of ZingIt or something like that... Just an idea...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    Would also work if you drilled a small hole in the cpvc and then use a nacrabiner out of ZingIt or something like that... Just an idea...
    I had thought about that, as well as putting a groove in the end of the pole. However, I don't want to weaken the poles any more than necessary and also was looking for a non-hardware method of attachment (although I love the nacrabiner!).

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    Re: Cheap pole mod for DIY Winter Dream tarp

    Quote Originally Posted by bowl-maker View Post
    I had thought about that, as well as putting a groove in the end of the pole. However, I don't want to weaken the poles any more than necessary and also was looking for a non-hardware method of attachment (although I love the nacrabiner!).
    I look at a nacrabiner as "software"... No damage to tarp when you stuff it in the same sack... And no weight penalty so what's to worry...
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