Having read and tried to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the various suspension systems discussed on HF along with Grizz's outstanding videos, I am still confused on what HF members current experience suggest as the best solution for the scenario further below. I am going to be specific about current gear and expected trail conditions since recommendations can vary so much by climate region (dry west vs rainy southeast) and hammock so that your recommendations can be even more helpful to other fairly new people like me.
Current Hammock: Warbonnet Traveler 1.1 single (yes with Yeti!)
Current Tarp: BigMamajamba spinn - will carry 2 of 4 doors that can attach to it (really love these by the way)
Current suspension: Whoopie sling lark headed to hammock (from Oopie) and attached with Dutch clips (from HF store) to 6 ft tree straps.
Problem to solve: Staying as dry as possible without weight or safety penalties while maintaining the ability to easily adjust the hammock
Scenario: You are backpacking for at least a week and it is heavily raining every day while daytime highs hover in the 30's and 40's with little opportunity to dry things out. (PS - you might be able to tell I am planning to do the Springer to Damascus AT section starting in early April).
Desired attributes to balance
2. Lite weight
3. Minimal to no knots
4. Easy adjustment of the hammock from the hammock end in order to keep dry under the tarp and to be able to detach and pack a dry hammock separately from wet suspension
In reading through HF discussions, I thought the answer might be the rings and Garda hitch at the hammock end with amsteel but other discussions seemed to question the safety of this method. Would you recommend I change suspensions or modify the current one in any way?
Thanks for any suggestions!
Confused and trying to stay dry!