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    Quote Originally Posted by tnhiker View Post
    Nice! I'm going to do this with my superfly. Where did you get your snake skins?
    I could have gone the amazon route (they're simply hennessey #4 snakeskins), but picked them up from Jacks R Better along with some other gear.

    Quote Originally Posted by aclawrence View Post
    I really like this mod. I think I may give this a try when my superfly comes in. Could you give a rough estimate of the cost of materials you used for this project? I guess I could look it up myself, just being lazy lol.
    Roughly $40 for everything, shipping was another $9.

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    O.k. thanks. That's not bad. Have you had the chance to compare your mod to any of the pole mods underneath the tarp? Do you see any advantages of one over the other? Thanks

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    I did something very similar, but just used prussic loops on some tent poles I had.




    A plus is that the tarp ridge line keeps the pole off the tarp. After doing this, I used the location of the prussics to figure out how long my tarp poles needed to be when I ordered them from Quest outfitters. (mine needed to be exactly 5')

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Booni View Post
    I did something very similar, but just used prussic loops on some tent poles I had.




    A plus is that the tarp ridge line keeps the pole off the tarp. After doing this, I used the location of the prussics to figure out how long my tarp poles needed to be when I ordered them from Quest outfitters. (mine needed to be exactly 5')
    That's a good strategy with the prussics but I think that chain on your hammock suspension is going to really weight you down

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    Quote Originally Posted by aclawrence View Post
    That's a good strategy with the prussics but I think that chain on your hammock suspension is going to really weight you down
    What, am I the only one that uses chain tree huggers?


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    Quote Originally Posted by aclawrence View Post
    O.k. thanks. That's not bad. Have you had the chance to compare your mod to any of the pole mods underneath the tarp? Do you see any advantages of one over the other? Thanks
    The biggest advantage of putting the poles under, is if your winter camping, snow will slide off better. You don't have that little shelf to collect it.

    An advantage of this mod, is shorter poles= less weight.....RR
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    Just came across this thread. Thanks for posting the detailed pictures. Great idea with the webbing and grommets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Booni View Post
    I did something very similar, but just used prussic loops on some tent poles I had.



    A plus is that the tarp ridge line keeps the pole off the tarp. After doing this, I used the location of the prussics to figure out how long my tarp poles needed to be when I ordered them from Quest outfitters. (mine needed to be exactly 5')
    Brilliant idea!
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    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
    John Muir

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    Waiting..............

    Quest has shipped my order. Should be able to fabricate things this weekend.

    I am going to try shallow angle elbows at the ridgeline. And I have an old TNF tent (30 yrs) that has "urethane cancer" from which I will harvest suitable grommet-set nylon straps.

    Thanks again for the the inspiration! Pics when done.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jsaults View Post
    Quest has shipped my order. Should be able to fabricate things this weekend.

    I am going to try shallow angle elbows at the ridgeline. And I have an old TNF tent (30 yrs) that has "urethane cancer" from which I will harvest suitable grommet-set nylon straps.

    Thanks again for the the inspiration! Pics when done.

    Jim
    I like the idea of the shallow elbows for the ridgeline, .....RR
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