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, "dshuby" <shubitow@c...>
> Jim - I think I got what you are saying. I remember when Jerry
> about this quite some time ago (BPL or BGT?!?), but I didn't have a
> hammock then so I wasn't paying attention. ;) If I have it right,
> are taking rubber tubing and tying it off to each of the rings on
> sides of the HH fly. I am missing what you mean by the use of the
> nylon spacer. I can then understand how the fly line (either the
> 2mm line or Triptease which is what I will replace the stock line
> when my test series is done) would just be tied off to the rubber
> tubing and then staked as normal. This would allow the rubber
> to contract and keep the fly tensioned over time.
I included some more detailed directions in a reply to Marsanne's
question. The spacer replaces the need to "tie" the cord to the
rubber tubing. The knot might work loose or untie, whereas using a
spacer slipped into the tubing won't budge. I use cord on my
Ultralight Backpacker but TripTease on my son's Explorer.
> You could also do something similar by using one line for the
> body guy and the fly guy. I have been using the elastic line and
> it off to the fly, then staking it out in the middle and allowing
> to self-tension.
Yeah, I did this originally but it limits somewhat the staking/tie-
out options you have. I also can't use my "pull the fly out in my
sleep" trick (I just posted that in another reply above).
>Jerry's method allows a bit more adjustment on the fly
> than what I have been using even though I have used this setup
> trekking pole to adjust the height.
Precisely why I use it. Elegant solution that keeps maximum options
open at minimal extra weight.