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    ridgeline?

    I bought a yukon outfitters hammock and was wanfting to attach a non load bering ridgline. If someone could please help that would be great thank you

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    Measure the length of the hammock and multiply that by .83, that seems to be the standard for most folks when making a ridgeline. Use something with some strength to it, because as much as you want to to be non-load bearing, it will take some load usually. When you set it up, try to make sure you have just a little sag in the ridge-line to ensure you don't end up breaking it.

    I would recommend using Zing-it for a ridge.
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    Ok so if I have one that's a 120inch then I would need a 99.6 ridgeline?

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    How do I attach it. I use the double ring and webbing for my suspension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohicker View Post
    How do I attach it. I use the double ring and webbing for my suspension?
    I would recommend larks head on one end (most likely the foot) and then have a clip for the head end so you can remove it if you want to. Dutchware makes a nice clip rated up to about 300 pounds if I recall right:

    http://www.outdoortrailgear.com/trai...geline-biners/
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    In general yes. We all like ours a little different.
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    Ok thank you for your help! Top

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    Before you cut your ridgeline material to length for that specific measurement, leave it longer to start, then make it shorter than your "acurate length". Basically play with the length to see what makes your "fit" the best for you.
    After you have a few sessions to see what's best for you, then cut it to best fit your hammock and your specific lay. Unless, you leave it adjustable to begin with.
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    Ok ty but I'm still not sure how to/ where to attach it

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohicker View Post
    Ok ty but I'm still not sure how to/ where to attach it
    1. With the foot end of the ridge cord, tie a loop into it that has an opening about 1" long.

    2. On the "foot" end of the hammock, connect that loop with a larks head to the suspension cord that comes from the body of the hammock:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyzUmetVJFA

    3. On the other end of your ridge-line cord make another knot and larks head that one to the mini biner so you can clip and unclip it from the support line on the "head" end of your hammock body. I think the Yukon has short lines to hooks that hook onto your tree suspension, in that case you could just have the loop go over that short line before you hook it to your tree suspension.
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