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    Quote Originally Posted by rickyc369 View Post
    Ok i will try close my tarp over next time a bit more i think it can be rigged that way thanks for the help.

    Was thinking of getting some woopie slings to then use some karabiners to stop rain?
    Whoopie hooks....http://www.outdoortrailgear.com/featured/whoopie-hooks/ or dutch biners http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/dutch-biners/ work in place of a biner as well.
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    Whoopies are easy to make and quite fun too. I made mine with this stuff I bought on ebay.

    It comes in different breaking strains so you need to do your sums depending on your weight.
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    Replace your webbing/tape with a whoopie and smaller strap.
    1. Your original suspension will wick water, as you have learned.
    2. Whoopies are hydrophobic (do not absorb water). And with the 2-part system (strap and whoopie) it will give you the "water break" you need.

    Your tarp should have been more than enough coverage, at 3m x 3m. But sometimes condensation is unavoidable. If conditions are right, the tarp will get wet on both sides. From your description, the conditions were right. The only thing to do is be careful not to touch the fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Whoopie hooks....http://www.amazon.com/AAA-4004-Alumi...scoping+shovel or dutch biners http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/dutch-biners/ work in place of a biner as well.
    Carry forth.
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    You need to have either a caribiner or an smc ring to connect your hammock to your tree straps. That way when water travels down your tree straps, it will hit your ring and travel down your drip line, which should be tied to your ring. Also, make sure your ring or biner is under your tarp

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    With the dd setup you should have plenty of space at the ends and will get more coverage with your tarp set up as a rectangle, if you just use the two end tie outs fir the ridgeline you can even turn it 90 and have a pull out on each side.

    For the hammock I have seen a lot of people just cut off a little webbing and thread it through the end channel, tie a knot then clip on a biner or larks head a descender ring on. The rest of your suspension will then go through the biner or ring creating a break. Something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXk9...e_gdata_player

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    Don't know if you have solved your "water coming in on the suspension line" problem, but a solution I use is to take one of those $5 fake chamois skins from the auto part stores and cut a couple of 2" X 3" squares out of it. I put a slit in the middle of each square and then hang one of them at the end of each line (right before my lines come to my hammock or just before my tarp starts).

    In weeks of heavy downpours, this solution has worked perfectly for me.

    Hope it helps you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalksInDark View Post
    Don't know if you have solved your "water coming in on the suspension line" problem, but a solution I use is to take one of those $5 fake chamois skins from the auto part stores and cut a couple of 2" X 3" squares out of it. I put a slit in the middle of each square and then hang one of them at the end of each line (right before my lines come to my hammock or just before my tarp starts).

    In weeks of heavy downpours, this solution has worked perfectly for me.

    Hope it helps you!
    Great idea! I've got a jumbo box of ShamWows that I received as a gag gift; a couple of those cut into strips ought to fit the bill.

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    Great!

    I would love to hear how well the sham wows work for you.

    (I am guessing that they will wick water away even faster than the fake chamois.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalksInDark View Post
    Don't know if you have solved your "water coming in on the suspension line" problem, but a solution I use is to take one of those $5 fake chamois skins from the auto part stores and cut a couple of 2" X 3" squares out of it. I put a slit in the middle of each square and then hang one of them at the end of each line (right before my lines come to my hammock or just before my tarp starts).

    In weeks of heavy downpours, this solution has worked perfectly for me.

    Hope it helps you!
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