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    Illustration + Video: Continuous Ridgeline Examples

    I just finished another video an illustration showing yet another method to rig your tarp. This new one using one (1) DutchWare Dutch Hook and one (1) DutchWare Tarp Flyz (or a Stingerz) and doesn't rely on sliding prusik knots to tension or center the tarp.

    I like this method (and the method I show in the blog that uses two carabiners) because it allows the tarp to slid back and forth easily so you can center the tarp between anchor points and your hammock.




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    That's an ingenious method of using the Dutchware bling.

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    I like it...guess I'll be ordering some more Dutch doo-dads. Nice work on the video and illustrations. I appreciate the simplicity.
    BTW Derek, I want to say thank you for my signed copy of your book. I was fortunate enough to receive it at last year's Mt. Rogers Winter Hang. It was perfect as it guided me towards hammock wisdom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Home Run View Post
    I like it...guess I'll be ordering some more Dutch doo-dads. Nice work on the video and illustrations. I appreciate the simplicity.
    BTW Derek, I want to say thank you for my signed copy of your book. I was fortunate enough to receive it at last year's Mt. Rogers Winter Hang. It was perfect as it guided me towards hammock wisdom.

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    I've been using that style of continuous RL since I got your book. I'm a big fan, of the book and the RL. I've recently replaced the adjustable side (prusiks/flyz etc.) with a small UCR for the adjustment, works really well.
    Thanks for the video and the illustration.
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    I'm intrigued by the 2-biner method. Right now I use a dutch hook on one end like you show in the other method but it connects to a klemheist. The other end has the tarp flyz and I can get very good tension on the line. The tarp is connected to the CRL by two nanobiners attached to two more klemheists. This lets me easily slide the tarp to position.

    The 2-biner method seems to be even faster when it comes to positioning but I'll have to work on getting the ridgeline as tight as I like. I do like that it gives you very pronounced vees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaxHiker View Post
    I do like that it gives you very pronounced vees.
    Exactly!

    The typical set-up with a tarp and a hammock puts the hammock suspension above the tarp suspension line. The peaks of longer tarps tend creep ever closer to the hammock suspension, and in many cases, overlap them. So, to get a "V" that doesn't entangle the hammock line, you need a nice deep-cut, plunging "V" that extends from the tree all the way to tip of the tarp ridgeline. In order to get this deep "V", you've got to find a method that allows you to make the point of the "V" right at the tarp.

    Other methods look more like a "Y", further extending the ridgeline and creating interference with the hammock so the "V" isn't really useful at all.

    I also like the Dutch Stingerz or Tarp Flyz that allow for quick tensioning right at the tarp.

    Using only knots, you can use either a taut-line hitch or a truckers hitch or McCarthy hitch to get adjustability and tension, but it requires extra length along the side of the line, sliding the hitch opposite the tarp (if that makes sense). In a few cases where my tarp was close to the tree, it made it hard to tension the knot/hitch as it was running around the tree.

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    I'll have to try putting the flyz at the tarp. I'm trying to figure out how easily adjustable it is that way.
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    Thanks for posting that. Very informative.
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    pretty nice method simple and easy to use may look into switching to something similar to this thanks

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