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    Senior Member ninjahamockman's Avatar
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    dripline will really help reduce the rain getting into your hammock.
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    I thought of an idea that might work well as a drip line of sorts:
    Use a two-piece, clamp style clothes pin (the ones with a spring in them). Clamp it upside down around the suspension rope at the appropriate spot. I think the extra pressure of the clothe pin squeezing the rope would help divert the water downward and off the two prongs of the clothes pin. Might be worth a try, anyhow.

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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.
    Hammock Suspension - Carabiner Mod

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    Dutch whoopie hooks
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    Dutch whoopie hooks
    +1 on the Dutch whoopie hooks

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    The string around the suspension only works for (some of the) water running on the surface. What you are experiencing, may be wicking, i.e. water seeping through the suspension lines.

    The best work around, is to break the wicking (and the surface water) with some metal. Descender rings, biners or whoopie hooks are all good options for this. The "break" should preferably occur inside the area covered by the tarp.

    The alternative is wearing diapers

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    Senior Member ninjahamockman's Avatar
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    Shug came up with the idea
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    When I had a Hennessey hammock I always had water running down the hammock suspension lines but since I switched to whoopies made from amsteel no water.

    An believe me I've seen some rain.

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