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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkwind View Post
    As long as it is not raining I set up my hammock first and then position my ridgeline to rest on my tree huggers. It can be done while raining if you go back and re-set the lines over the huggers after securing your hammock.
    So your tarp is pretty low and tight to your hammock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cv66seabear View Post
    So your tarp is pretty low and tight to your hammock?
    Yes, I tend to use one of my trekking poles to lift one side for 'air' on warmer nights. Being in New England it is not uncommon to have rain, wind, or heavy dew form at higher elevations sometime during the night. Only in the middle of the heat of summer do I even consider raising the tarp. Did that a few times and didn't like that it was 'beyond' quick reach if a wind came up.

    What I tend to do now on really hot nights is set everything up and then flip one side of my tarp over with a spike tied on so that if the wind picks up at night I can quickly reach out the bug netting pull the tarp back over me and push the spike into the ground.

    I have stock hooks on the hammock that I catch the ridgeline with and I often hang a lot of my stuff on my ridgeline as well...so that draws it down to stay fairly snug over my hammock.

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    You should post some pics next hang! Sounds like a good way to control the tarp!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cv66seabear View Post
    You should post some pics next hang! Sounds like a good way to control the tarp!
    Will do! I just do not like to get out of my hammock at night unless I absolutely must. So anything that makes it easier for me to reach out through my bug netting is what I'm working towards!

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    I'm diggin' that hollowed out paracord idea; I fed two lengths onto my continuous ridgeline. It may not be as bombproof as using webbing, but it certainly increased the effective diameter of the cord.

    If I notice any damage after this change, I'll re-evaluate.

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    Keep us posted!
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