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    Senior Member Frolicking Dino's Avatar
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    HE, I'm wondering if the extra fabric could be removed and the edge hemmed to solve the trap / fabric-in-face problem. Any thoughts?

    The hammocks I'm thinking of designing will be used as a double hammock (each of us with our own hammock hung from two large trees or from three trees in a triangle). The dinos normally change postion many times during the night. The he-dino sleeps on both sides and his back; the she-dino sleeps on her sides and sometimes requires a pillow between the knees to relieve pressure on the injured right hip when laying on the left side. Any observations, cautions or general comments about the best top and bottom insulation for us moving dinos will be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dino View Post
    HE, I'm wondering if the extra fabric could be removed and the edge hemmed to solve the trap / fabric-in-face problem. Any thoughts?

    The hammocks I'm thinking of designing will be used as a double hammock (each of us with our own hammock hung from two large trees or from three trees in a triangle). The dinos normally change postion many times during the night. The he-dino sleeps on both sides and his back; the she-dino sleeps on her sides and sometimes requires a pillow between the knees to relieve pressure on the injured right hip when laying on the left side. Any observations, cautions or general comments about the best top and bottom insulation for us moving dinos will be appreciated.
    Smee and I use the three tree set up.... some lessons learned..... the tree spread often is too far for any single tarp less than 12x10 and that is too large and heavy... multiple 8x10s and hexes overlay each and cause funneling onto each other...also bad..... The best for coverage and fit in small space caused by the three tree approach is two 8x8s....

    Yeh, we sell them....but these are the facts.... from the early hammock years, before we made them.... In fact, it is one of the reasons we designed the JRB center ridge 8x8tarp....ymmv.

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    We have carried a silnylon 10 x 12 tarp (19 ozs) since I was injured because we've had to tarp over big rocks so I could cook (I can't squat down) and have significant dry area for crawling from the tent to something I could use to get up or down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    Smee and I use the three tree set up.... some lessons learned..... the tree spread often is too far for any single tarp less than 12x10 and that is too large and heavy... multiple 8x10s and hexes overlay each and cause funneling onto each other...also bad..... The best for coverage and fit in small space caused by the three tree approach is two 8x8s....

    Yeh, we sell them....but these are the facts.... from the early hammock years, before we made them.... In fact, it is one of the reasons we designed the JRB center ridge 8x8tarp....ymmv.

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    I agree that the three-tree method is iffy at best. Having a good way to double-hang on a single pair of trees would provide much more reliable pitch options IMO.

    I also agree that a single 12x10 isn't a good solution, but for the opposite reason...my 12x11 BlackCat is what I consider minimal coverage for ONE hammock. I have one of your 8x8's and after using my BlackCat in some weather, I really feel like I would've gotten wet trying to lounge or cook under your tarp. Not knocking it, but there's a reason I made mine as big as I did. Maybe it's all in my head, but then again being comfortable with your gear is almost as important as its actual functionality.

    Two rectangular tarps with plenty of tie-outs could be connected and overlapped, providing a workable solution. Ed Speer has demonstrated this quite well.

    I think the optimal solution for someone who consistently double-hangs from a single pair of trees would be a tarp designed specifically for that. There isn't one out there yet, as far as I know.
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    here's a picture of three hammocks under two overlaped tarps.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...5/P9030049.JPG
    all three hammocks shared the same tree at the foot end, but each had it's own tree for the head end.
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    If we dinos end up hammocking, I will be making us a tarp-tent for hammocks.

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