Originally Posted by SkyPainter
===> I was done with that the first time I tried it! (Yesterday!) I hung a separate ridge line for the tarp, and that worked out great as far as space from the bug netting, and overall viewing was concerned. Better in the wind, as well. I have some pics on another thread here (1st Hang in a HH Exp Asym), that show both...I even tried attaching the tarp from under the line, but over was the winner.
Now, I just need to put a couple of Prusiks on the ridge line, and it will be set to go!
I remember when I first got my HH and was always confused why the tarp would look so taut when I hung the hammock (and in all the photos), but it would slack as soon as I got in. It took weeks before I clued in what was happening. This was during the dark period I call, "Before the Common Era of Hammock Forums" or BCEOHF.
Separating the tarp from the hammock was such an epiphany: no more wet hammock, no more droopy tarp, no more tangled guy lines.