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    HH Water Tensioners

    http://hennessyhammock.com/catalog/p...r_system_m190/

    This seems like a complicated answer to the question of tensioning a tarp but they get bonus points for thinking outside the box. Also, I don't think I want to drink tarpwater.

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    Also it kind of looks like a urine specimen bottle.


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    Interesting, given the water and Kammock threads. I don't think I would mess with the first bottle collected but dump it and collect a second bottle and it may be as good as it gets for purity. I'd still filter it. ;-)
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    I tried something similar to this quite a while ago. For me, didn't work at all. Even when I got a little water, it was so dirty as to be undrinkable.

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    DIY time

    I was intrigued by this idea. I keep a small funnel in my kit anyway. It makes transferring water and filling sawyer squeezes a little tidier. I thought the price of HH's product was a little high so I got a bulk pack of screw on funnels for $5 on amazon and fashioned a little loop from fishing line to hang it. In theory it should function every bit as good as HH's. I haven't had a chance to try it out yet do to this pesky Texas drought.

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    interesting idea. I'd be concerned about the quality of the water, depending upon the tarp material. Agree they get points for thinking outside the box though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clean View Post
    http://hennessyhammock.com/catalog/p...r_system_m190/

    This seems like a complicated answer to the question of tensioning a tarp but they get bonus points for thinking outside the box. Also, I don't think I want to drink tarpwater.
    Hennessy had these listed on his site a few years ago, as a suggested way to put tension on your tarp as the night wore on. The concept was something Tom Hennessy figured out, he had it listed as added suggestion. He was not selling the idea or the parts just suggesting a way to manage his gear. I think he was using water bottles, and a funnel or just the moisture draining off into the container which weighted down the tarp as the moisture accumulated in the bottle. Lots of concern about drinking rainwater at that time, now the concern if water off a tarp...

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    Hennessy sold these a few years ago. After the initial curiosity stage, sales plummeted because this is really a solution in search of a problem. When Kammok introduced theirs, Hennessy dusted off some old boxes in the warehouse and put them up for sale.

    I can see limited utility for long term stays, but if you're relying on rain for your water needs on backpacking trips, you should probably stay out of the woods. Most of us already carry a water filter and plan our trips around water sources. If you're doing that, then these are just extra weight. Leaving your filter home so you can use these because the weather man said its going to rain is likely going to leave you thirsty a long way from the trailhead.

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