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    Water running down the Suspension Systems?

    Hey guys, I didn't see any threads on this when I did a search so I thought I would ask. Do any of y'all have a problem water running down the Suspension when it rains? I have always tied a string tightly around the Suspension just before connects to the hammock so the water will run down to the lowest point of gravity. Though, it seems to still make its way past the string sometimes if it rains long enough. I have never gotten wet, but I'm afraid I'll one day be in the rain long enough that it will get the hammock its self wet?



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    i just make sure the tarp is past the hammock and tie the rope to hang from the suspension like you said, haven't had a real problem

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    to be on the safe side just put two small strings on each side and put them about 2-4 inches apart

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    Piece of sham wow towel works great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acer View Post
    Piece of sham wow towel works great
    +1

    Carry a couple of these in my hammock bag. Only use them if it looks to be an all night soaker. Never been wet.

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    Basic cheap drugstore cotton string. Two 5' +/- lengths with a knot tied in each end so they don't unravel. Tie onto suspension inside the tarp edge. Drop hanging end into water capture reservoir (bottle / pot) or lead em back outside the tarp edge. They only weigh a gram or two and wick like nobody's business.
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    You could use two climbing carabiners to prevent rain running down the suspension to your hammock.

    You can see the carabiner-mod in this video.
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    I believe I've seen Shrug refer to these as 'drip lines' in some of his videos.

    I use a couple of rings to transition from my hammock line to my woopies which causes a bit of a break so any water runs to the bottom of the ring and then off.

    Here are the rings I use: http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/p...etal-hardware/
    Last edited by brunop; 12-20-2012 at 10:40.

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