Originally Posted by Ewker
with all the stuff you are hanging from this line won't that cause sagging problems. How much weight can you hang before you start to have problems?
no, the line won't sag from little things hung on it... your weight in the hammock keeps it tight. not sure what the 'breaking point', but i've not found it yet...
i have a small, 1/4 oz biner in the loop over my head, but seldom use it. sometimes i will bring my food bag inside, and that's a good place to hang it from-out of the way.
at the foot end, i use a small biner too, but have put it on a short leash... i took a foot-long piece of 550/para cord and tied it to the loop in the foot end of the ridgeline. then i made another loop in the end of it, and clipped the biner to it AND the ridgeline. now, when i sit up in the hammock, the biner is about a foot closer to me, and i don't have to stretch so far to the foot end to reach it.
you can tie your boots together by the laces, hang them over the ridgeline, and out through the slit if they're muddy, inside if they're clean enough. the foot-end biner keeps them in place.
i have another small biner inside, freely roaming, onto which i clip a thermometer and a Photon light. the thermometer comes off and goes somewhere handy during the day, back on the biner at night. same with my biner-watch... it hangs off my pack strap during the day, then i flip the head and it hangs off the ridgeline at night. Photon just stays there, sort of like a dome light...
finally, i sewed a piece of silnylon into the hammock body on the right side (as you're laying in it on your back), just even with the mosquito netting vertically, and about even with my bicep horizontally. if i could do it over again (and i might someday), i'd sew it a little more toward the foot end, maybe down nearer to my elbow... it's big enough to hold a paperback book and a 32oz water bottle.
i can also hang my pack (golite gust) inside, at the foot end, clipped to the foot-end biner so it doesn't slide onto me, without undue weight stress on the ridgeline.
it's crowded inside at night, but it beats the alternatives...