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    [QUOTE=slowhike;9131]
    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Sounds like a plan to me. I think your idea would work, but I would defiantly need something to keep it from flapping around. Noises like that can keep me from sleeping.

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    maybe in addition to the pockets w/ stuff in them, have a channel across the bottom w/ a draw string & cord lock that would take up any slack???
    Just put a tie-out in the middle of the cover.
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    I think Jeff's whole logic being this was to eliminate the need for an extra tie out:
    I was thinking about the end flaps, or caps, or eaves, or gables, or whatever. I like the idea for some situations, but I really dislike having two more tie-outs (one on each end). So I tried to think of a way to do it w/o the tie-outs. What do y'all think of this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    If you set the tarp up perpendicular to the wind you probably would not get much air flow through a top vent anyways, but even when I have the tarp pitched close to the ground for rainy or windy conditions I get air flow all around the hammock.

    I would think a top vent would be necessary if you were using something like the JRB Tart Tents which are totally enclosed.
    As heat rises, vents at the top would create a chimney effect...bring cool air from the bottom and releasing warm (and hopefully moisture) out the vents. Still less ventilation than a normal tarp, but IMO some ventilation would be necessary to avoid condensation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
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    JRB TART Tents? What kind of accessories come with those?!?!
    apples, cherrys, & stuff like that
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    First edible hammock related gear. The JRB guys are ahead of the curve....
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    Guess I better not use my red LED when in a JRB Tart tent....

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