During the Fall LA hang I had the opportunity to see and tryout lots of different gear and setups. So I put all the items that are being replaced in the “you can barrow this stuff box” and ordered everything for the new setup that I couldn’t make. This would be a SB Pro hammock, a larger silnylon tarp and 100 ft of amsteel.
Let me say right now, this was not my brain child. Tim aka tbctx had this on one of his rigs. Thank you my friend.
I know what you’re thinking; the tarp / ridge line is sagging too much. But when you are in it, it pulls to the right tension. If you want to just have the tarp, unshackle the hammock and pull the line tight with the whoopies.
A few pig tails (that’s what I call them) of the right length with a larks head knot and the bug net is in place. And like I said, when in it, the tarp / ridge line goes horizontal lifting the net to its full height.
Yep I need to install a pull out on the side.
Going to sew Velcro on the door flaps for that easy to close, positive seal option.
I’m not going to kid you, coming up with the correct length loopie on the hammock to get the most comfortable lay was a VERY trial and error process. But the way I looked at it was, take as long as needed, because when it’s right, it’s right from now on. The only thing I would have done different would be to have made a longer soft shackle. But I had no idea the loopie was going to turn out to be as long as it was.