Re: Ridge lines for tarps??
- Excellent comments, thanks to all. Amazing how much there is to flesh out in
this one very
specialized subject. Here's another point, if this duplicates earlier
posting, I didn't see it:
What I am doing this year with my open, aka "side entry" hammock, is use a
ridge line below my MacCat tarp as described, but I'm also using snakeskins on
the tarp only.
What this means is I can put up my tarp in skins, with ridge line outside
and below the skins, and have a "thick rope" only overhead, with gear in
silnylon stuff sacks and items like sandals just hanging on hooks on the line. This
means almost unblocked sky and star viewing, very important to me.
If weather moves in, I can unskin and stake out tarp in seconds. I won't
hang any sacks right over my head area, but hang them closer to the foot end to
keep a nearly clear view. I'm using the HH skins that I never liked or used
with that hammock. I put 10 foot lines on the new config, to see how that
does. Drilled holes in 4 of the aluminum Y stakes so they're captive on the
lines, can't get lost. Gettin' there!
Best, Todd in Tarzana.
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