I am new to hammock camping and have been practicing setting up my Warbonnet Traveler (1.1 double layer) in my backyard.
I am curious about the process you use to setup your hammock. So far, this is what I do:
1.) tree distance: about 15 feet (15.5 of my feet = ~15 feet)
2.) suspension strap height: a couple inches above my head (I'm 5'10"), more if tree distance is 15+ feet
3.) center hammock: I have been using a tape measure to verify both suspension straps are equal length
4.) lower head end: I add about 10" of length to the suspension strap on the head end
5.) verify height: about chair height
6.) verify ridge line: get into sleeping position and verify ridge line can be bent about 90 degrees
1.) Does anyone else use a tape measure or am I just being overly cautious here?
2.) I have also heard about the use of a line level. Where exactly is this tool used in the setup process?
I sleep on my side and so far I have only been able to bend the ridge line to about 45 degrees. The sleeping position seems comfy so far but the real test will be sleeping in the hammock overnight.
I ordered a Warbonnet Blackbird too just to see which model I prefer more.
Thank you :-)