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    My take on tarp suspension

    At the recent Georgia hang several people took an interest in how I hang my tarp so I thought I'd share it here for anyone else that might want to give it a try. It's nothing new or revolutionary by any means, but slightly different than normally seen.

    As you can see there is a prussik attached to my tarp tie out, that then goes onto my ridgeline. The ridgeline then goes around the tree and attaches to another prussik on the ridgeline with a dutch hook.

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    The advantages of the double prussik are that I can adjust my tarp from under it using the prussik attached to the tarp. The other prussik allows me to have and adjust the "V" to make sure my hammock suspension is running through it. If I'm in tight quarters I can bring the two prussiks together and adjust them as one. This also gives me the same adjustability as a CRL as far as positioning the tarp over the hammock.

    Like I said, nothing revolutionary but a slight twist on typical suspension.
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    Very nice. Less is definately more.

    I've got my CRL's down to 3 prusiks and 4 dutch hooks. I put hooks on my prusik loops to make them into shackles.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannerstone View Post
    Very nice. Less is definately more.

    I've got my CRL's down to 3 prusiks and 4 dutch hooks. I put hooks on my prusik loops to make them into shackles.

    David
    Can you explain your dutch hook shackles? I'm havin a hard time picturing it.
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    That's almost exactly what I do minus the hardware. I go sans hardware the best I can in all aspects of the hobby...
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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    I've started to experiment with Dutchware lately because my new hammock came with a bunch. But I do love the convenience of the dutch hooks on my tarp. What do you use in place of the DH?
    "As a well spent day brings happy sleep, a well spent life brings happy death." -Da Vinci

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwinginIt View Post
    Can you explain your dutch hook shackles? I'm havin a hard time picturing it.
    Doesn't have to be this fancy, I spliced the hook into zing-it but you get the idea.

    David
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannerstone View Post
    Doesn't have to be this fancy, I spliced the hook into zing-it but you get the idea.

    David

    Ok now I get it. Does that have any advantages over a normal prussik?
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    very cool. I bet that set up is quick to hang, especially nice in those nasty weather conditions.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    +1 on on that, Cool setup. Thanks for sharing

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    Thanks for the post!
    My fav knot is the Prusick.
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