Okay daft question time ...
I've finally got my mitts on one of Brandons Blackbirds but I have a question regarding tweaking the setup. The model I got is the line and tree strap one but I prefer to use my karabiner and tape method for hanging.
On Brandons setup vid he describes using the slipped buntline hitch to attach the ridgeline to the triangle ring on the end of the tree strap. If I wanted to shorten and make a permanent loop in the end of the ridgline to clip onto a karabiner instead, what would be the best way ?
Can I just double the ridgeline over and make a simple overhand knot ? I only need about 6" of length including the loop and then I can do my adjustment from my tape knots.
This is a pic showing my usual hanging method ...
Hopefully you can see the old hammock cord coming straight out and onto the karabiner.