Adjustable Tarp suspension idea
I've been trying to come up with way to suspend the tarp on the hammock strap. Only then requires once around the tree with the hammock strap.
I currently use a biner on the end of my strap which goes around the tree and clips to the strap. That part suits me and it's easy enough.
Has anyone tried these side release buckles for the tarp attachment on the hammock strap?.
They adjust on the hammock strap and the side release quick connect seems to be strong enough for the tension on the tarp. I can use my 8" APS hook end bungees to attach to the clips on either end allowing me to elevate the tarp above the hammock in good weather or remove the bungees and clip directly to the tarp ridgeline D ring for hunkered down mode. I haven't seen any excess stress on the tarp when connected directly while the hammock is weighted.
I could use my hammock straps (two - 12' with biner on the end) to put up my tarp in the rain. After its all set up, then the cinch buckles attached to the hammock suspension line could be attached to the strap...while underneath the tarp! Sounds good...now to see if it works.
A little concerned about the strength of the side release buckles. I'll devise a way to put weight/pressure on them and see when they break. Being just the tarp ridgeline tension, should I expect more than 50 lbs?