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2845RE: Hammock Camping Re: FW: Storm set-up

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  • Chet Clocksin
    Sep 11, 2003
      My tarp is 9 x 11. I usually pitch it with an 11 foot ridgeline, but in this set-up I pitch it with a 9 foot long ridgeline. Its attached to the trees about 61/2 feet up, but the actual ridgeline height off the ground is more like 5 feet. I have another photo with my brother standing next to it for reference that I could post if you want to see it.
      I have considered adding lifter tabs to the sides to pull them out a little, and I think it would help, but when inside the hammock, the sidess of the tarp do not touch the hammock. In a strong wind they probably would though.
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Dave Womble [mailto:dpwomble@...]
      Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 2:47 PM
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Hammock Camping Re: FW: Storm set-up


      What size is your tarp and how high is its ridgeline?  Have you tried
      side pullouts to get a little more 'inside room'. 


      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Chet Clocksin"
      <cclocksin@b...> wrote:
      >  -----Original Message-----
      > From:       Chet Clocksin [mailto:cclocksin@b...]
      > Sent:      Thursday, September 11, 2003 2:21 PM
      > To:      'hammockcamping@y...'
      > Subject:      Storm set-up
      > I just posted a picture of a storm set-up in the folder "chets home
      > Speer hammock" . I was messing around with various ways to pitch my
      > over the hammock, and came up with this, with a little help from my
      > I haven't actually used it in a storm, but I did get inside the
      hammock and
      > if you want to block wind and rain from all sides, this would do it!
      > I just got back from a 4 day trip in the Manistee National Forest
      again, and
      > at least one of my brothers is now considering replacing his
      > set-up in favor of a hammock. He was envious of the ease of set-up,
      > and protection that my hammock offers. We had great weather
      throught the
      > trip, with highs in the mid to upper 70s and lows in the mid to
      high 50s.
      > Lots of great places to set up the hammock on bluffs overlooking the
      > Manistee River. We'll be going back in a few weeks to spend a
      weekend up
      > there in the height fall color change. If you've never been to this
      area I
      > encourage you to check it out if you are able to. It is fantastic!
      > Chet

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