I'm using amstel right now and there is really nothing wrong with it...I just wanted to try somthing different and somthing that I could hang all of my gear on under the tarp.... I'll order the straps tomorrow and take some pic when i get the whole think set up...
Thanks for the input all, hope everyone has a good hang this season!!!
got the straps in and tried it out...
It definitively add a secure ridge line...not sure if I like it or not yet... here are the pics...
That tarp ties in great with the yard...seriously good camo. Looks good to me, just seems like overkill though.
I remember reading in several places of people warning not to run Tarp ridge lines under the tarp. To, instead, run it on top of the tarp.
Does anybody know the reason for this? Is it because of condensation touching the ridge line and dripping down or rain running down the ridge line and dripping?
You could tie drip loops near the tarp ends, and you'd probably be ok.
I like how the line looks, though! I did use a Mule Tape ridgeline in my back yard until I bought a spool of zing-it and a dutch hook...
No ridgeline will stop a direct hit from a large branch/tree. It will, however, absorb some of that energy prior to failure, and that is energy your body won't have to deal with. Also, indirect hits, where the branch hits the ground and pivots onto the rl may be stopped.
If you want to get the most benefit from your webbing, upgrade the biner at the tree, and put a slippery half hitch behind your rings on the other end.
It may not be rocket science, but it's still science.
I don't know as I would go to 1 in for the tarp ridge line but strapworks has 3/8 webbing that looks really interesting. Now if I can get it with dog paw print...
I have been thinking about this for a while as I don't see a lot of sense in hanging my tarp over a knife edge cord or needing to stretch the heck out of it to get a fairly tight ridge line. I doubt the weight will be a killer. ;-)
Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)
Thx for the replys...ya..it's overkill for sure....but it's winter and i'm really bord and just wanted to try it out...I do like the extra bit of security and there is not as much stress on the materal as well...