How long should the spectra lines be?
First of all; hello! I'm new here on this forum, but I'm active on several other outdoor fora (like BCUK, if someone knows it). Anyway, I'm also new to hammock camping. Unfortunatly wildcamping isn't allowed her in Holland so it's better to camp with a tent anyway.
Well, I'm charmed by the simplicity of hammocks, and the whole 'back to nature' thing is great too.
I've got a basic hammock today (only hammock, no tarp etc) without strings n stuff like that. I've used Ed Speer's book and Just Jeffs hammock guide (both are great by the way) to make it, but I've got a couple of questions.
- How long should the spectra cord be? On Just Jeff's site, he says he uses 9', but is that inch or foot? I'ts pretty long if it's foot (almost 3metres) and pretty short if it's in inches... I've bought some climbing rope from mammut, which is rated at 5kn, and I think it doesn't have much stretch (well, this has to work since this is pretty much the only available here)
- I've bought 19mm schlinge webbing, also from Mammut, which is rated at 15kn, any idea if this is ok? I couldn't find anything else, and when I buy stuff like this on the web, the shipping costs are higher than the product itself :/
Well, thanks for your time!