On to the ridgeline...who knew hammocks could get more comfortable, I mean who knew besides all HF members.
Boner ridgeline miscalculation. Used the specs on the GT Dbl length, estimated to be 10'6" and wasn't understanding what all the fuss was about. Trial and error, guitart string tight, resonant frequency testing was possible, something was wrong. Measured the hammock only to find it was actually 9' long, adjusted ridgeline length, now down to 90" instead of guessing with a 108" line and prusiks. Moved it to the actual fabric ends instead of the biners, WHAT !? Even more comfortable??
Now the diagonal lie was working...seriously flat and comfy.
Again, still in the test lab of a back yard and out comes the old heavy duty poly tarp.
OK 12x10 poly is out...what a pain to rig right.
Walden Pond, simplify simplify simplify.
After rigging an 8 man tent alone in the rain a few months back, I am more determined than ever to make this hammock thing quick and easy to rig under all conditions. Amsteel, whoopies, decending rings, whatever it takes.
Now pondering my SLS, some skins, and a proper tarp solution.
That and a reasonable battery solution for the CPAP.
Car camping is in, hiking is limited until a lithium ion solution is found for somewhere south of $300.
Last edited by Ratdog; 10-04-2012 at 19:28..