Grizz, I have a question about the suspension system.
I'm wondering if you could combine the two systems.
If you extended the rope or webbing all the way to the ends of the 'big' rectangle' couldn't use just use it for the suspension?
I'm not sure if that's clear....
In the article you have gathered mode and bridge mode. The bridge mode uses separate lines to attach to the tree. What if you used the gathered mode as the upper suspension lines?
It seems to me that you could hang it gathered mode as per usual. If you wanted to do bridge, you'd hang it gathered mode, then pop in the spreaders. This would raise the hammock body up some so readjustment at the trees might be necessary.
Did you ever give this a whirl?
I'm obviously concocting for another bridge....
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