Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: UK Wiltshire
Hammock: hh explorer deluxe a-sym
Insulation: roll matt
Suspension: Garda hitch
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.
Last edited by trekkingnut; 07-08-2010 at 18:03..
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Greensboro, NC
Hammock: HH Expl ULA-2QZQ#2
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?
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: St.Albans WV
Hammock: HH, CJH NX-250, WBBB 1.7 dbl
Tarp: Std, Hex, or WBSF
Suspension: Poly web w/AHE buc
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.
And I don't knpw how I missed this thread!
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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