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    Thanks for the idea Risk!

    I did the same thing on the SHT last fall. I had reflective rope on my pegs so I left them in the ground so I could put the rest of trap up faster if it started to rain.

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    Thanks for sharing

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    I often fold the tarp back on itself, like you show, when setting up my hammock so I don't have to stoop under the fully deployed tarp. Very simple to pull out for full coverage before going to bed or leave it if it's a night for star watching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirkyi View Post
    Thanks for the idea Risk!

    I did the same thing on the SHT last fall. I had reflective rope on my pegs so I left them in the ground so I could put the rest of trap up faster if it started to rain.
    I do the same thing here. Having those stakes already perfectly planted is a welcome advantage during a late night deployment.

    Several times I have actually staked out all 4 corners and then rolled up the entire tarp on the ridge line for a (nearly) full sky view. Connecting lines to the pre-placed stakes later is a breeze if needed.
    Last edited by Strung out; 01-28-2013 at 23:45.

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    Great idea! Leaving the stakes in the ground with a bit of reflective cord tied to them would be advantageous for a 3:00 a.m. Chinese fire drill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strung out View Post
    I do the same thing here. Having those stakes already perfectly planted is a welcome advantage during a late night deployment.

    Several times I have actually staked out all 4 corners and then rolled up the entire tarp on the ridge line for a (nearly) full sky view. Connecting lines to the per placed stakes later is a breeze if needed.


    That's even smarter.

    Has anyone ever tried this and woken up to rain? I always let half the tarp up because I was not sure how fast I could get out of my hammock and set up the rest of the tarp.

    Even with half the tarp up I would get a good view of the heavens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirkyi View Post
    That's even smarter.

    Has anyone ever tried this and woken up to rain? I always let half the tarp up because I was not sure how fast I could get out of my hammock and set up the rest of the tarp.

    Even with half the tarp up I would get a good view of the heavens.
    I've woken to sprinkles several times. One night in October, a half day south of Damascus, I went to sleep with stars in the tree branches overhead. I woke to a bright moon several hours later. Then, toward morning, I woke with some raindrops on my face. It only took a moment to get the hammock covered and then about a minute to get the second half staked out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk View Post
    I've woken to sprinkles several times. One night in October, a half day south of Damascus, I went to sleep with stars in the tree branches overhead. I woke to a bright moon several hours later. Then, toward morning, I woke with some raindrops on my face. It only took a moment to get the hammock covered and then about a minute to get the second half staked out.
    Thanks for that. I always worried that I would wake up in a mental fog and would be very wet by the time I staked everything out.

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