I have about 6" of shock cord on my lines near the stakes and the lines tied onto my tarp with a Valdetain (prussic). This allows me to actually tighten the lines from the hammock
It is just enough shock cord to allow a little stretch in my tarp if it gets wet.
Originally Posted by Ramblinrev
Many have tried shock cord and abandoned the trial, my self included. The decision was prompted by my experience in gusty wind when I launched stakes some 20 feet. I would not want that to happen in the wild, let alone a group site where the flying stakes could damage other equipment. HYOH. YMMV.
I actually found the opposite... I had shock cord (6" piece) on most of my lines but not on two of the corners (just hadn't got to it yet)
. I was trying my winter setup in my back yard. The next day it got really windy and the only lines that pulled were the ones without the shock cord and one of the stakes was about 15-20' from the hammock. It seemed like the shock cord just had enough give to help everything stay in place
Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions. ~Author Unknown
I seem to have lots of experience for my age