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  1. #21
    Chammocks's Avatar
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    A clove hitch, mebee, instead of toggle, etc.

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    New Member TheIslander's Avatar
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    Simple. Easy. Cheap. I'm trying it.

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    Senior Member Hototo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    For those that missed this "sticky" in the DIY forum, here's a way that uses no extra hardware and can be added or removed without removing the guy line from the tarp. See the first two posts. Shockcord, silicone tubing, etc. can be used... http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=3731
    I followed the link above and made these ones a few nights ago. I like the concept and ill be trying them out soon. But I'm really liking the ingenuity behind the rubber bands. I'm going to make a few and try them out also. Thanks for sharing.

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    I have found that the hot weather here in the Central Valley causes rubber bands to deteriorate over time and then one day (as if by magic) melt all over my gear. Ranger bands, however, have yet to go all gooey on me. Plus you can cut them as wide or as thin as you like to get the amount of tension you want without multiple bands. Who knew an old bike tire could be so useful?

    I've got it rigged more permanently, but I like your idea of being able to quickly swap out a different tensioner to adjust tension to conditions--time to get in the garage and start tinkering... again
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    Used the rubber bands over a 4 day hang weekend and was very happy with the result. Never had to manually tighten the tarp. Nice use of on hand materials. Thanks!

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    Thats one good thing.

    Ill get some to morrow.

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    Senior Member scottpash's Avatar
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    I do a similar thing but I use the cheap hair ties
    They are $1 or so for 10 -20 in a pack
    they do break after a while but they are cheap and easy to use

    I larks head them on to my tarp


    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002QA31SU
    these are similar but I use the $store ones

    http://www.dollartree.com/catalog/se...word=hair+band
    "HANGING OUT" has taken on a whole NEW MEANING

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottpash View Post
    I do a similar thing but I use the cheap hair ties
    They are $1 or so for 10 -20 in a pack
    they do break after a while but they are cheap and easy to use

    I larks head them on to my tarp


    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002QA31SU
    these are similar but I use the $store ones

    http://www.dollartree.com/catalog/se...word=hair+band
    These are great. I use the silicone ones. Good strength!

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