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    Senior Member FanaticFringer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    BB58, et al,

    The Baker hut pitch works well, even in rain with a good site location.... I've used it several times and twice in rain.... maybe some mist but dry by morning.

    Alternative to the wide "A" there are mid point tie outs on the 10 foot sides so you can pitch the wide "A" as a barn shape.... This works well for storms and easily clears the spreadedr bars.... If your site is on a contour the up hill side will often reach the ground in the barn pitch.... At this point I often raise the down hill side for a great eastern view, sunrise, deer, turkey etc.

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    Any pictures of this anywhere? I forgot all about that method.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    Any pictures of this anywhere? I forgot all about that method.
    Pics of the Baker hut? There are some at the Jack's site. Also, my set up:




    I don't have the windward side as close to the ground, nor with as steep a pitch, as might be often used. Also, when the trees are nice and fat, I can pitch the hammock so that it's suspension is coming in on the windward, close to the ground side of the tree, while the tarp RL line in on the other side of the tree. This gives me a bit more tarp over my head than shown in these pics.

    I have not seen any pics of the short side( 10 ft side) tie outs being pulled out when an "A" pitch is used. I guess you would need some trees handy to do that, I'm not sure how it would work with stakes.
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    looking at the pics from billybob's setup (and mine too i guess) i thought about adding a tieout in the center of the tarp body (each side) Thats a big 'ol sail and the wind will push my tarp far enough inwards to occasionally rub the spreader bars.

    Quote Originally Posted by skskinner View Post
    I really like the way you have made the triangles at each end long. Very good idea. Less stress by far. Good pitch too. Mule
    Mule, the long triangles made for a far less tippy hammock. I found this out by accident. Also, like you stated there is less stress on the spreaders, allowing the use of thinner/lighter bars. I am using my Leki poles for the bridge. Since I carry them anyway

    here's a shot from the other direction. I also tried hanging high and tight to the ceiling of the tarp so while in the hammock it sags to about where it is in this photo (im not in hammock in photo)
    it seems like good coverage. My other poles are adjustable too so that helps to "quick fix" in the field, while remaining dry.
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    The barn shape Pan was refering to is what I was looking for.
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