First time poster. I've learned a lot from this site the last several weeks. I decided about two months ago to leave my tent for a hammock. There was (continues to be, actually) much information to digest. I finally purchased a WBBB 1.1 with a WBBMJ Tarp. Both arrived yesterday. Excellent craftsmanship. I am now thinking through all of the little things for set up.
With the tarp there are two small "key ring" pieces at each end of the ridgeline. I have questions about both sets. I'm assuming the ones at the very end are for tying the line to anchor to the trees. It occurs to me that I could take the stress off the ridgeline as a whole and off the attachment points in particular by using a line all the way under the ridgeline of the tarp, leaving, say, 15 feet free on either end. A simple knot around each "key ring" would mean that all the stress of hanging the tarp would be borne by the cord, not the tarp material itself. You wouldn't get a tight stretch for the tarp, but does the webbing sewn into the tarp at the ridgeline stretch anyway? Anyway, it seems a simple way to remove at least one wear and tear factor from the tarp. An idea worth pursuing?
My other question is about the second set of "key rings", located on the underside of the tarp very close to the ends. Are these for hanging gear?
Thanks again to all of you for the informative site. It's been very helpful.