Pouring Rain Experiences
I am using Dehoja's continuous "revolving clothesline" type ridgeline on my tarp. It has allowed me to set up the tarp right the first time, every time. Very important in the rain.
Tarp lives in the outside pocket of my pack and snakeskins or a few elastic hair bands keep it in control and allow for quick deployment.
You can have the convenience of carabiners but at much less weight by using Dutch clips.
I keep my hammock suspension separate so that I can adjust my suspension before I even remove the hammock from it's stuff sack.
I like your idea of a neck sling for the bishops bag!
Thanks for your excellent post. It's always great to hear the community's collective thoughts.
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