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    Great post and photos.

    I will probably refer people to this in the future.

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    I will try that double sheet bend. I too find that with the webbing used in Hennessy's recommended fashion that they slip like crazy up and down a tree unless you make the suspension lines and the ridge line REALLY tight, and then you still might be prone to some slippage. The dbl. sheet bend looks like a really good, easy knot!

    Will the dbl. sheet bend on a bight be really hard to untie in the morning after putting all the weight on it all night??

    Also, how do you guys avoid burning through the webbing? Seems like my webbing is already showing signs of wear after only 3 hangs. Maybe I should pull the hammock tight with my hand rather then pull through the webbing its self.

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    How do you tighten this up

    Okay, newbie here, but lets say I put it up, but it's too loose. I need to tighten it up. Does this knot allow me to do it, or do I have to tie again?

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    what do you mean by "too loose". You lost me.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    what do you mean by "too loose". You lost me.
    Right, if you pull the ridge line moderately tight when you do the HH lashing, it should not be too loose. For me, that is really about all it takes. Pulling the RL tighter might help with keeping the net tighter and away from my face, but I much prefer to accomplish this by having the side tie outs attached to hiking poles or trees/bushes rather than to stakes in the ground. I think my HH is more comfy if I don't tighten the devil out of it.

    If it is hanging too close to the ground, I raise the huggers/ropes/webbing higher on the tree rather than trying to make it tighter.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    I much prefer to accomplish this by having the side tie outs attached to hiking poles or trees/bushes rather than to stakes in the ground. I think my HH is more comfy if I don't tighten the devil out of it.
    BillyBob
    I am intrigued by this method how do you incorporate the hiking poles?
    Shock cord to pole and string/rope from pole to ground stake???
    In my last campout I wonder about this setup.

    I think in order for me to do this I might have to modify my DIY SWT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOB1520 View Post
    BillyBob
    I am intrigued by this method how do you incorporate the hiking poles?
    Shock cord to pole and string/rope from pole to ground stake???
    In my last campout I wonder about this setup.

    I think in order for me to do this I might have to modify my DIY SWT.
    I know I ain't Billybob but when I do that I use the poles to porch my tarp. _I_ will invert my pole.. handle to the ground and put the tip through the tarp tie out. Then the tieout lines rather naturally support the tarp pole assembly. Then the hammock tie outs go to the pole shaft and get set with the figure 9 just like if I was going to the stake in the ground.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOB1520 View Post
    BillyBob
    I am intrigued by this method how do you incorporate the hiking poles?
    Shock cord to pole and string/rope from pole to ground stake???
    In my last campout I wonder about this setup.

    I think in order for me to do this I might have to modify my DIY SWT.
    Right,, shock cord from hammock to hiking pole at various heights, then a cord to ground or bushes or trees. Usually if I do this with the stock diamond tarp, the pole also supports the tarp in porch fashion, so a separate cord to ground is not needed, just whatever cord being used on the tarp's side tie out. Unfortunately, a steep storm pitch will probably not work with this approach. And the same with a SWT. If it is pitched in a steep close to the ground storm pitch, it will be tough to pull off, if it can be done at all.

    However, you can get most of the benefits if just one side is high, especially if it is the head side.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    I know I ain't Billybob but when I do that I use the poles to porch my tarp. _I_ will invert my pole.. handle to the ground and put the tip through the tarp tie out. Then the tieout lines rather naturally support the tarp pole assembly. Then the hammock tie outs go to the pole shaft and get set with the figure 9 just like if I was going to the stake in the ground.
    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Right,, shock cord from hammock to hiking pole at various heights, then a cord to ground or bushes or trees. Usually if I do this with the stock diamond tarp, the pole also supports the tarp in porch fashion, so a separate cord to ground is not needed, just whatever cord being used on the tarp's side tie out. Unfortunately, a steep storm pitch will probably not work with this approach. And the same with a SWT. If it is pitched in a steep close to the ground storm pitch, it will be tough to pull off, if it can be done at all.

    However, you can get most of the benefits if just one side is high, especially if it is the head side.
    Ok. You both make sence on this setup.
    It does make me wondering if I added a pull out loop on both sides (insde and Out) on the SWT in-line with the hammock pullouts. That that would create the same effect when the tarp is used in storm mode.

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    very nice
    the pictures on the bag dont do it justice

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