So I setup my Grand Trunk SBP in the front yard yesterday (xmas present from my kids) so figure out how to do it before hopefully using it this weekend. I did switch out the heavy steel carabiner for a pair of Black Diamond carabiners, and I picked up some Atlas Straps at REI simply because they were easy and available - and they are simple but think I'll move to whoopies at some point since they are heavy... but for the moment they work and I think my son is interested in a hammock at some point so I can pass them along to him - they are for sure good and easy to start with. Got everything up and experimented with sag and getting the bug net lines right and think I found a decent setup.
Then I tried to put up my tarp - a DD Hammock M size. First issue was not enough nite ize line to adjust it properly tying off at the ridge attachment point and getting it around the tree to the camjam. Had 12 feet and cut it in half but 6 feet was not enough and I'm thinking about the "v" method pinned at the top of the forum.
However, the DD does have several ridgeline attachment loops and I'm wondering if with a tarp this long using those would provide more stability? The question, however, is how do I attach the loops on the edge of the tarp to the ridgeline so it stays in one place and doesn't "sag" - ie. keep the tarp stretched out? Or do you rely on the bottom corners to keep the tarp taught and don't tie it off at all along the ridge?