Re: Trip to shining rock
- Let me offer some personal incite on this. The first thing would be to
ask if you have heard of the storm setup. Using the storm setup when
connected to the hammock lines will work, with a few modifications. When
you set up your hammock for the night, first sit in it and make your
dinner. Place a nice flat rock about 2 ft. in front of you and set up
your stove.Buy the time your done with dinner you will notice that your
butt is about 6 in. off the ground. Re tie the hammock. This stretch
seems to subside after about 25 nights in the hammock. After re tying
put the tarp on. I guess the best way to explain this would be to put
your son in the hammock. Now pull the tarp in as close to the hammock
body as possible. Do this on both sides. Stake it down. Your son will
notice that the tarp will be touching the hammock body almost the entire
perimeter of the hammock body. Pretty much water tight. Don't forget the
snakeskins or drip rags. Now it should look pretty bomb proof.
Let me try to explain the flappy tarp syndrome. When you lay in the
hammock all night long your going to notice the same scenario as after
dinner. When you wake up your arse is dragging the ground again. Now
think about what exactly happened. The stretch in the fabric adds a
little. the stretch in the tree huggers adds to it, and the minor
stretch in the ropes add to it. As all this stretching goes on the tarp
is going down with it. As the tarp goes down the tie outs loosen up.
causing the taunt pitch you had in the beginning to become loose
flapping fabric. The remedy, 1/4 in. bungie(shock cord) I put a piece
about 18 in. long. Loop one end thru the O-ring on the tarp. Bring it
back about 1 1/2 in. and thread rap it with about twenty rounds of
dental floss and tie it off. Do the same to the other end and tie the
tarp rope to it. Now stake it down to the ground with a good bit of
stretch. As the hammock comes down over night the shock cord makes the
adjustment for the sag and keeps the tarp taunt. This does work with the
stock tarp or any other tarp.
The hot set-up, the mac cat on a higher ridge line with the same
shock cord setup. Covers more ground, more head room and the catinary
cut allows for an extremely taunt pitch. Sorry gang for the long rant
but i'm just trying to help.
- Thanks Bob, that was helpful..
--- BOBMACDOWELL@... wrote:
> Let me offer some personal incite on this. The__________________________________
> first thing would be to
> ask if you have heard of the storm setup. Using the
> storm setup when
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