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    I don’t get much rain around here to try things out - what about those plastic “clips” that close bread wrappers. They have sort of a notch (not the twist ties). I figured they would just clip on the Amsteel from that hammock. Been collecting them to hand out if I ever held a class. But only if they actually work as a water break. If not, at least I’m keeping some plastic from malfeasance.
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    i just half-hitch the tail end of the strap up around the knot and leave the tail dangling down. No need for extra shoe laces.
    Last edited by leiavoia; 05-11-2021 at 16:54.

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    My suspension is the same. Iíve hung on several rainy nights and one torrential downpour, and the only problem Iíve ever had was splash back from the ground. But if youíre concerned, then Iíd do what the others suggested. Maybe you could tie a shoelace around the continuous loop an inch or two below the knot? That way, you might be able to tell if water gets past the knot? Now Iím curious.

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    I typically do the same as leiavoia; half-hitch the tail end of the strap back onto itself just before the knot and let it ride. Cotton shoelaces attached by larks head work really well. The strap twist works well too.

    I am kind of a 'belt and suspenders' when it comes to my rain setup, so I typically do 2 of one of those things. Usually twist and strap tail-end half-hitch.

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    The shoelace works perfectly. I tie it so the webbing is folded downward like an upside down "U". If the U is facing up, it can act like a channel.

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    I've never used drip lines, but it's easy enough to tie a string or use the tag end of the suspension webbing.

    One thing to keep in mind is that when it's wet outside for a prolonged period or time, stuff is going to get damp, or very damp, eventually. The ambient humidity (the worst is fog!) will do this all by itself, even if liquid water never falls on or runs down cords or lines.

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