I used my new Claytor mosquito hammock this weekend on a Boy Scout trip. I hung it with a descending ring & straps set up like the one on Jeff’s website and that worked well. Overall I got a much better night’s sleep than I ever have in a tent. But I did have a little trouble rolling over in the hammock, and it felt like I might roll out once or twice. There was a pretty good squeeze in there. I’m wondering if I had it pitched too tight. Also I didn’t have spreader bars like Neo uses so I need to get those also. Perhaps I should have bought the bigger Jungle hammock but I went for reduced weight... oh well... live and learn.
My rookie questions are…
Where do you tie off the lines that suspend the mosquito net? I tied them to the ridge line but looking at pictures it appears some of you tie them back to the tree. Do I need to worry about breaking these or will they stretch?
If I’m worried about rolling out am I tied too tight to the trees? Is this just experiment with how tight you tie for personal comfort preference?
Should I try to place a permanent ridge line on the hammock like the Hennessy my son’s hammock has?
Do you run a separate line for the tarp when you use a Claytor? I ran a seperate line to put up the Clayor big rain fly.
Any tips you learned the hard way would be appreciated for my backyard experiments that begin tonight.