I woke this morning and for some reason I just had a bunch of questions in my head. I am still trying to get materials together for my first hammock system, so I figured I should ask these now. Here we go.
1: What is the best gathering method to get a really good hang? I have seen some use the head and foot channel then running a rope through it. I've seen a fold over method then lashing it together. I am just wondering what method do you thing is more comfortable and gets you a better lay in your hammock.
2: Single layer vs Double layer. I found a tutorial on DIYgearsupply for a double layer hammock. I can guess ti would be stronger, but is it? Also, is a double layer Hammock a bit warmer?
3: Ridge lines. I am going to need one for my bug net (Not an option in this part of the world) So I am wondering a few things on this subject.
3a. What is the best way to attach your ridge line? I have seen some last an Sbiner of a descending ring into their hammock ends. Is this a good idea? I am considering it to hold my suspension loops in place.
3b. What kind of Ridge line is best? I have seen whoopie ridge lines, I have seen zing its, but which kind is easiest to make for yourself.
4: Over or Under tarp line? I am considering using a Continuous ridge line for my Tarp, and I saw a debate on if over or under is best. I am leaning toward under because we basically have two seasons in Alabama, Hot and Wet, or Cold and Wet. But there are those who say an underline can cause wear on your tarp. Is this true, and if so, do you think reenforcing the ridge line seam with something like Grossgrain or some kind of webbing would be a good ides?
Sorry for the huge post so early in the morning, I just need to get these questions out there.