Originally Posted by redrob
The fly which came with my Hennessy is attached by Prusik loops to the suspension lines. Is it common to set up a ridge line and attach the tarp to this or just to use it as is?
When I changed out my suspension to whoopies, the Hennessy prusiks didn't hold so well on the amsteel. You may have different results, since several others here report the prusiks holding fine. I have been just tying it up separately (still need to make a continuous ridge line).
Attached to hammock suspension:
- Distance between hammock ridge line and fly stays relatively fixed when you get in the hammock.
- Easier to setup.
Attached to separate ridgeline:
- If you setup in the rain, you can pitch the fly first and keep your hammock dry(er).
- More options for creative tarp pitching (blocking wind and blowing precip)