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    Senior Member trekkingnut's Avatar
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    just give the standard tarp its own ridgeline with a prussik knot between its own o rings, this will keep it as tight as can be......

    it it starts raining you just angle the tarp down to the ground... the second ridgeline will stop it coming into contact with the hammock itself...

    ive been through a whole monsoon season with the standard tarp and if you rig it at the right angle you wont get wet.... you cant even SEE the hammock if you have it angled down so how all these people manage to get wet i have no idea! maybe they arent pitching it facing the right way given the wind conditions....



    section two of my video shows the tarp ridge line mod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Also, I think my HH makes a fine chair or lounger if I just hang it a good bit looser tha normal for chair use. I have the detachable RL mod but rarely use it. If I hang it loose, the RL does not bother me.
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    BB58,

    I understand you don't use your bug net on your HH, but how is your detachable RL designed? Any pics? Maybe a different thread needed?

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    My HH hanging protocol has evolved as well

    When I first started hanging I too had the hammock strung tightly. Tight enough that exitinf the bottom slit was a chore. I did this because I thought that it would help with the tarp tightness.

    Wrong. At some point I decided to string the tarp on it's own ridgeline, and that improved the taughtness immensely. At least when I weight the hammock I do not de-tension the tarp. But the stock tarp is still difficult to pitch without wrinkles. That is the nature of flat tarps I guess.

    The hex tarp from HH seems to pitch more taughtly. I wonder if it is because it is not eing tensioned on the bias? Not gonna worry about it.

    Now I am pitching the hammock with the 30* suspension line angle and I find this cures several woes. Far less tension on the ridgeline (used to be bowstring-tight) and a seemingly more comfortable diagonal lay. YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtncmpr View Post
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    BB58,

    I understand you don't use your bug net on your HH, but how is your detachable RL designed? Any pics? Maybe a different thread needed?

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    I just cut the RL, then reattached it to the lightest weight "screw-link" offered by harbor freight--- could have used a number of other items no doubt. I went to great pains to make sure the RL was the same overall length as new, and I probably came pretty close to that.

    But honestly, I have never used it much and shouldn't have bothered, considering the hammock is plenty comfortable- for me- as a chair, if I hang it a bit looser. Then tighten back up before bed time. But one use of the detachable RL is to get the net totally flat and under you for use with a PeaPod.
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