I use a structural ridge line above my tarp when I hammock camp. In the past I have just used para-cord. I have a klemheist or prusik knot toward either end. I attach the tarp rl loops to the kleheist knots. This permits me to adjust the tarp very easily toward head or foot end.
When I logged into HF today this picture was displayed.
It shows a HH that had a tree or large limb fall upon it. That reminded me of something I have been thinking about.
The tarp SRL as added safety device.
I have been thinking it might be a good idea to switch to amsteel line as my SLR above the tarp. It would be much stronger than para-cord and if some unseen widow maker limb fell upon me it might actually land on the SRL that could withstand the fall or at least slow it down enough to lessen the impact.
However, that may have as much a chance of happening as being attacked by a bear or having a rabid raccoon bite me on the rear end in my sleep.
How many folks think of the SRL as added safety?
How many folks have had a large limb, > 2" diameter, fall upon their hammock or tarp?
Sure we all look for limbs above us or in near by trees and try to pick a place to hang without the potential danger above us or that could blown unto us by storm winds. But there is always the chance there is one not seen.