So, this weekend I decided to give ring buckles and the garda hitch a try. I had previously been using ClamCleats, but JustJeff's article on his web page about the Garda Hitch got me to thinking. I had some spare descending rings kicking around as I had earlier tried out HeadChange4U's idea of a ring based, modified trucker's hitch (very cool idea, and it is so easy to adjust the HH suspension with). So I droped them into carabiners, and ran the stock HH cord through the rings. Talk about nice, easy straight forward and fast tensioning of the lines. Sweet!
Many thanks to Jeff for his article on the Garda Hitch, and his excellent web site. In just the two or so months that I have adopted hammocking, I have learned so much here, and at the web sites run by jeff and SgtRock. Everyone here is awesome, and thanks for converting me to the joys of hanging around.