Four day hike planned this Friday through Monday so I need help/advice ASAP.
I have zero experience setting up a hammock tarp.I received my new MacCat Deluxe and will be setting it up tomorrow. I've read about as much as I can and plan to go with the following:
Using 2mm Hilleberg Spectra line on ridgeline and tie-outs.
Line loop around tree fastened with an Ursa Micro Carabiner*.
At tarp ridgeline ends a Thera-Band tensioner, about 50% longer than JRB's, attached with Lark's Head.
Second Ursa Micro Carabiner between Thera-Band tensioner and line to tree.
Initial slack taken up and tensioning done with standard tent type line system using Hilleberg line runners. This should give me a couple of feet of possible adjustment at each end.
Pretty much standard here. My JRB type tensioners at end of tie outs. I'll probably use the same initial tensioning set up on the lines which will allow for a large variation of line lengths for different conditions.
(I have been using a small rubber band attached at the tent (tarp) with a Lark's Head to attach the lines after I wind it up around my fingers.)
* Weight= .11oz with listed strength of almost 200 pounds.
I could be using as many as 8, but the weight will still be well under an ounce.