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Tarp and Hammock Tutorial

Discussion in 'Shelter & Sleeping' started by bushblade, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Greenbeast

    Greenbeast Tenderfoot

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    I'm not desperate. If you think it might be a while before you convert it i'll give it a go for the benefit of others.
     
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    I`m interested in this as i have just made a prototype strap that can be adjusted from both ends for length but also has a lot of other tension questions that i could do with some help on if there is a willing member who could be trusted not to run off with my idea, lol. ( no smilies on my comp` showing, sorry)
     
  3. Istvan

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    Hi All!
    I have a DD Travel hammock. I`m thinking to get an under blanket as well. How is that works? Can I sleep with this at winter only use my summer sleeping bag? Thanks
     
  4. Shewie

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    Which under blanket are you thinking about getting ? If you go for the Snugpak one you'll be toasty underneath but you might feel a chill on top with just a summer bag. I use a full length down UB from the states along with a -10 Aplkit down bag for winter hammocking.

    Have a look at hammockforums.net if you've not seen it before, there's some great vids on there
     
  5. Teepee

    Teepee Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    With an underblanket, the sleeping bag doesnt need to be used underneath you and can be just used as a quilt with a footbox-this gives more loft and warmth to it in a hammock. Using them like this will leave you with a cold head end though.

    I have slept in the snow at -5 with no bag and 3 foam mats and was properly warm, but then I am a bag of lard and by all accounts, a bit strange. :)

    It all depends on the user, but if your an average warmth/cold sleeper, you will need something warmer.
     
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    I`ll checkthe hammockforum than. Thanx!
     
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    Hi guys

    check out shug on you tube,hes a nutter but has a great 11 part series on tarps & hammocks go to

    shugemery

    hammock hanging how to essentials for noobs & whatnot

    what he dont know aint worth knowing
     
  8. bushblade

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    Hi guys, due to many requests to do so, we have now made a more printer friendly version with a white background.

    I'll update my OP with the links also but here it is

    Tarp and Hammock tutorial white background.

    Thanks again for all the kind comments and I'm glad people are finding it useful.
     
  9. Bluefrog

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    that has helped me out loads, its efficient, logical, simple and very tidy.

    thanks mate
     
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    i was literally just about to ask this question because i couldnt find the answer before.
    thanks
     
  11. EastSussexScout

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    where do you buy your tapes from and how much are they?
     
  12. Shewie

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    I've always recommended Walkhigh but they seem to be having a few issues at the moment

    I think I had the same stuff as Will which is the 18mm tubular stuff here

    Any polyester climbing tape will do you as long as it's rated

    DD sell some hammock tape but I'm not sure how good it is, I know the old stuff used to stretch something rotten but I think Nicks got better stuff nowadays.
     
  13. royce22

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    excellent guide, but me being me I'm having a little problem with the first knot. when I put tension on the line the knot flips over the line and seems to partially undo. it still holds very well,but I'm not certain I'm tying it correctly. does this knot have a name? if so I could look it up and try with different instructions etc
    Many thanks roy
     
  14. Shewie

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    Is that the tarp ridgeline ? Which page of the tutorial is the knot on which you're talking about ?
     
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    Not sure of which page No, but the first knot on tarp line.

    Ta Roy
     
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    Yes, yes I do.

    It would appear that I was tensioning the knot incorrectly and it looks a bit more obvious in the video.

    Many thanks for your help :)

    Yep after having another go once I got home from work, I can confirm it works just fine thanks for the help again and for a great post
     
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    wow, this is an awesome piece of work. great job will!
     
  19. bushblade

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    Thank you for your kind words, I'm glad you like it.
     
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    spandit Bushcrafter through and through

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    Don't know if this will help anyone but for metric bods who like graphs:

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