Made my first hammock tonight following Jeff's excellent instructions. I'm deeply in love.
One thing I never liked about my HH is that the ridgeline kept it from being a really functional chair. So, on this one, I added a 550 ridgeline with a carabiner at the foot.
I really like this set-up, but I'm using a carabiner of unknown and probably low rating. Can you guys recommend some good ones that are as small and light as possible that will still be good for the 200-300 lbs I'm expecting on the ridgeline?
Also, how good is 550 for the ridgeline? It seems strong, but maybe a bit stretchy. Will it stretch and settle after a few uses or should I use something else?
Thanks a lot. I'll be posting pictures of the hammock in the next few days. There are still some things I want to finish up with it.