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    Another (small) Ridgerunner Hack

    Again if someone has beaten me to the punch with this idea my apologies, but I do not recall seeing anything like this before.

    Was out hanging with the trusty Ridgerunner and ran into a problem--I couldn't get the bugnet head-end shock cord around the tree (due to the height at which I had to place my tree straps because of the distance between trees, and recent shoulder surgery that prevents me from reaching very high now. Plus the tree had some small dead limbs poking out of the trunk conveniently at chest and face level that made it impossible to get close enough to reach high even if I could!) I first clipped the mitten hook of the shock cord onto the Beetle, but it didn't hold the bugnet quite high enough. Then I clipped the mitten hook best I could to the strap, but that was unsatisfying (although it worked it wasn't very elegant.) So on my way home I thought about it and this popped into my head as another way to attach the bugnet shockcord if other ways don't work...

    Slipped a rubber band between the strap and tree. You could just as easily do this with small cord or string.
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2hfP2A2]

    Clipped the mitten hook to the rubber band! Note I did this behind the Dutch Clip. (No reason particularly. See next photo.)
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2hfLw8z]

    Rubber band on the other side of the Dutch Clip. Both ways seemed to work equally well.
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2hfLuyn]

    Another iteration with a small piece of cord. Just looking at the picture it occurred to me if one were to tie a small cord through the end loop of the tree strap it wouldn't fall off and would be there for this purpose if needed. The weight would be negligible. (Sharp-eyed observers will notice this is the ridgeline Prussik from an Eldorado.)
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2hfLt62]

    Not saying this is the best way to do this, but just another idea you can put into your databases if you need an alternative way to suspend your bugnet.
    Last edited by drsolarmolar; 09-15-2019 at 17:26.

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    That'll work. Thanks for the idea. I always attach this to the hammock suspension which seems to get it out of the way enough for me.

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    Love it! The kind of hack that comes from a creative mind and would never occur to me.

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    I like the idea of attaching a small light loop to the strap end loop. Definitely would keep that loop in a good place, and who knows what other purpose you might find for that!
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