Ridgeline Antics/ Staying Comfortable
So I decided to put a structural ridgeline on my ENO double. I am about 6'1 220 and decided for the first night to allow a good bit of sag so I kept the length to 95 inches. I was pretty comfortable at first but when I woke up I was all balled up in the middle of the hammock. I got home that night and extened the ridgeline to about 105 inches which feels more comfortable but when I took a nap it felt like my feet were falling asleep. So is there any guidelines for ridgelines? Meaning if your ridgeline is to short x,y,z will happen, if it is too long x,y,z will hapen.
Another question for you fine folks.
How do you keep your pad under you when on a diagonal. Last Christmas, before I got into Hammock camping I got a Marmot Tresles bag rated to 15 and a Thermarest Prolite 4 for my tent camping. April rolls around and I decide to try something different and opted for a hammock. Since then I have been using the Thermarest as my pad with my sleeping bag unzipped except for the foot box as a top quilt. This weekend was the first time I had hammocked in less than 50 degree weather so I had on additional layers and a hat to keep warm. It turns out keeping warm wasnt that hard but the friggin pad kept moving all night. I woke up around 2 am with one side of the pad hanging off the hammock. I got out and repostioned everything on the diagonal but when I got in it all shifted and I had a really difficult time trying to get the pad under me, then everytime I rolled over on my side I would roll off the pad. I really dont want to spend any more funds on a top quilt, underquilt and whatnot so I am looking for some cheap solutions. Yesterday I was hanging around the house and had the thought of why not just put the pad (partially inflated) inside the sleeping bag and then zip the bag up. I went out back and set up the hammock and found it was alot easier to get on the pad and when I turned onto my side the pad stayed with me. Anyone else do this and have comments, good or bad?
I am also preparing to do the cinch buckle, strapworks mod for my suspension and was curious if any members had any cinch buckles, straps, or spyderline they were looking to get rid of. Also if anyone wants to get rid of thier small figure nines let me know.
Thanks for the Replies,