Originally Posted by sherpaxc
DIY 4x10 hung with webbing/buckles/carabiner. Use a ridgeline so it's fast and easy
. I took pics but don't have them up on my work computer.
I suggest to forget using the ridgeline to attach low on the supports. That will cause the hammock suspension to stretch more because of the force that puts on the hammock suspension and the hammock will drop more when you get in. That aggravates setting up the hammock close to the tarp when you get in the hammock.
Try attaching the hammock as high on the supports as you would without a ridgeline and the hammock suspension will not stretch as much when you get in. I'm 6 feet tall and I attach about 5 feet (or shoulder high) when the supports are separated by 12 feet, 6 feet (or head high) when the supports are separated by 15 feet, and 7 feet (or as high as I can reach) when the supports are at 18 feet. I think if you do that you can attach the tarp to more of a fixed target.