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    Adding a structural ridge line to my jungle

    I have been considering adding a structural RL to my Claytor Jungle. Has anyone on here done that and if so, how did you run it exactly?

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    What would the main purpose of that be?

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    A ridge line will help to keep your hammock at 30 degrees for a good hang.

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    take an amsteel continous loop

    thread 1 end thru the channel at the end

    larkshead the loop onto a descender ring

    i have whoopies attached to the rings to suspend

    i have done the above but haven't added a continuous ridgeline yet but plan too

    run the ridgeline between the descender loops and larkshead the ridgeline to the loops

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernfire97 View Post
    I have been considering adding a structural RL to my Claytor Jungle. Has anyone on here done that and if so, how did you run it exactly?
    Quote Originally Posted by antern View Post
    What would the main purpose of that be?
    Those are two good questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scoutmaster1056 View Post
    A ridge line will help to keep your hammock at 30 degrees for a good hang.
    ... and that's a good answer. Be aware that many ridge lines are not intended to be structural, that is they're intended to hold up a mosquito net or serve as a reference only (not a support) and may fail if not strong enough. If the only hang spot you find has trees that are 25' apart, you either shinny 10 ft. up each tree or use a structural ridgeline. (Use the same line for the ridgeline that you use for the hammock, e.g. 7/64" amsteel.)

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    A structural ridge line would allow you to hang properly between 25ft trees without compensating with height?!

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