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    You will need to purchase your stakes, tie outs and tarp ridgeline still.
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    Re: Praise ad a question abt tarps for BIAS users.

    I run a Superfly over my WWM all the time in south Texas... Yes it is more tarp than I need some of the time, but it better to have and not need, than need and not have... But to each his own... I don't think you could go wrong with either the Superfly or the tadpole...
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    Praise ad a question abt tarps for BIAS users.

    I'm not understanding the ridge line for the tarp. I have a ridgeline for the hammock but would I have lines on either top end of the tarp attached to the trees snugly so it wouldn't need a line supporting the tarp?

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    Re: Praise ad a question abt tarps for BIAS users.

    Quote Originally Posted by kikoraa View Post
    I'm not understanding the ridge line for the tarp. I have a ridgeline for the hammock but would I have lines on either top end of the tarp attached to the trees snugly so it wouldn't need a line supporting the tarp?
    There are different ways to tie out... The way I think your talking about (2 seperate lines attached to the ends of the tarp and wrapping around the tree) is one that works for a lot of people... I choose the continuous ridgeline method with my ridgeline running OVER the tarp... But their isn't a whole lot of difference in the end, a tight pitch can be had in either configuration... And setup time is about the same once you are practiced...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kikoraa View Post
    I'm not understanding the ridge line for the tarp. I have a ridgeline for the hammock but would I have lines on either top end of the tarp attached to the trees snugly so it wouldn't need a line supporting the tarp?
    There are three ways to set up a tarp that are used by people here. You can have the ends tied to the trees, a below the tarp continuous ridgeline and an above the tarp continuous ridgeline. Lots of discussion about the pros and cons of these methods if you want to look into it.
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    I use an 11 ft. ridgeline WL Big Daddy tarp on my BIAS Camper DL and I think the coverage is just right for me. About a foot from each edge of the hammock using the stock BIAS 9 ft. ridgeline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    You're lucky with lots of choices available to you. Anything with a 11 foot ridgeline should be more than good for you - 12 ft if you need some extra coverage. Remember that your 11 ft hammock actually hangs at about 108" (your hammock ridgeline) so all you need is to really cover that.
    This is exactly right.

    One more thing to consider... In summer I often use a 114" x 114" tarp turned on on the diagonal. While this is not ideal in cold conditions, it's awesome to get air flow in summer and it has kept me dry in some pretty torrential conditions.

    The formula for diagonal tarp coverage is length squared + width squared and then take the square root of that. In the case of my 9.5 foot tarp, that's 90.25+90.25=180.5. The square root of 180.5 is 13 feet, 5 inches... plenty of coverage for a 9 foot RL.
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    Backwoods Daydreamer has some good, inexpensive stakes that I like and use:
    http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/p...etal-hardware/

    Also, your local Walmart or Academy Sports store may carry these, which are also very good and very cheap.
    http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/st...stakes&Ntk=All

    This type works most of the time for the kind of ground we have in this part of the country (mostly soft dirt/mud with occasional clay and some rocks in the soil).

    Here's a good thread on rigging a tarp. My method matches the prusik method described most closely, but I use Nite Ize 9s instead of the knot.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=16650
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    I love AHE's Toxaway Tarp. Fits my WW like it was made for it.
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    Praise ad a question abt tarps for BIAS users.

    So also received a suspension kit from bias this past week. Whoopie slings, webbing, and toggles. Everything is perfect. Can't say enough good things about Brian and Shane. Thanks again guys!
    Do to my budget I went with a Hennessy hex fly for $72 I should have t Wednesday and will get picks of it setup with the camper Xl. Shouldn't have any problems being 12x10

    Thanks everyone!

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