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    New Member wetwood7's Avatar
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    Hello from Scotland

    Hey guys, thought since i've been browsing about this very helpful and informative site for a few weeks i'd join the fun. I'll be honest, when i first started looking i thought " wow these guys have an amsteel fetish". But after looking into the talk, realising the greatness of the stuff as far as longevity and durability is concerned. That is however realising this after going and purchasing 200ft of paracord for tarp needs and other knotty projects. Looks like i'll be making bracelets and other products instead.

    I know this kinda deviates from the subject of this thread but i wonder. since over here in wet west of scotland, is a single karabiner at the end of my whoopies enough to drip the torrential rain we suffer? i was considering putting a ring at the end of the whoopie to attach the biner to, is this idea advisable?
    i just want to safeguard a dry hammock when i wake in the morning.

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    Hello and Welcome to the Forums from Canada!

    As for a drip line, just larks head a loop of cord on the whoopie closer to the hammock and you should be good to go - simply and light.
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Welcome to the forums from Denver, Colorado!
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    Hi wetwood7 from a fellow West Coaster (just outside Glasgow).

    It's always worth experimenting/tinkering with your setup but chances are the drip cord method Dragon360 suggests would work a treat - works for me and I have what sounds like a similar setup to yourself (whoopie sling looped through end channel -> karibiner -> tree hugger). I even survived a dreech week at Loch Awe last year without noticing any moisture tracking down into the hammock - and that was before I switched to whoopies so was just using the stock webbing that came with my DD hammock.

    The horizontal rain we get in these parts in challenging too but I make a point of pitching my tarp fairly low (just high enough to stand up in) so I can batten down the hatches overnight

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    Welcome from Georgia, happy hanging,

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    Hello from a soggy midlands.

    I use belt and braces, but I have to say that the whoopie hooks seem to remove all the water and keep me and my hammock nice and dry. The old laces I have tied to the continuous loops don't seem to do anything anymore but for the weight I leave them there just in case!

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    Welcome to the HFs from the US PNW.

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    Good to see more Scottish hangers on here & welcome to the best forum ever WW.

    No such thing as bad weather - only bad gear!!

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    Welcome. The only reason there's no bad weather is because the bad weathers our good weather

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