I have just bout a Clayto JH and know that most people change out the ropes quick smart.
I have gone through many threads and seen suggestions as to what to do, and so far I seem to have discoverd this: the main webbing used wicks/soaks water and is best replaced so as not to wake up in a puddle; a drip line or ring is advisable either way to try and make water drop before entry to the hammock canopy/tarp; some people refer to the rope/webbing melting, i assume this could be fixed by using a biner in the end of the hammock where the webbing goes, or would this strain the material?; people talk about using two rings then a half hitch, where do you finf the rings?
I am thinking that the best metchod is to but some climbing tape/webbing, streong enough to hold hundreds and hundred (thousands?) of pounds then cut some off, thread through the hammock ends, tie off, put a biner through that.
Then make a loop with more tape and a biner to go around the tree (this may cause biner to gash bark though), tie this off, then run a third piece of tape between the biner on the end of the hammock and the biner on the tree.
Is this realistic or overkill, is there a simpler way? Essentially I am worried about water getting into the hammock and the rope sliding down the tree and me waking up flat on the ground.
Any tips appreciated, or anthing else I might have missed...