I don't use a ridgeline and have been fortunate as the trees where I hike are only about 4-5" in diameter and I can always find 2 that are about 4 meters apart (approx 12-13 ft). Just wondering about the possibility of only finding trees further apart. I'm thinking of putting an Alpine Butterfly loop at each end on the tie outs (near the ends of the hammock) so when necessary I can attach a line to the loops to form a ridgeline which should maintain the correct set of my hammock? I'd appreciate any feedback as I'm trying to extend the flexibility of my setup.