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    Ridge line out of what?!

    Noob question here… I have a DIY hammock and now want to start experimenting with a ridgeline. I've read that the ridgeline does not support your weight. So can I use something not very strong like clothes line that I have laying around the house to start experimenting or do I need to go to find something more substantial? Trying to avoid a trip to the store...

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    What ever you choose to use for your ridgeline, use a cord that doesn't stretch too much. Many of the after market ridge lines a made from Lash-It or Zing-It which is a light weight hollow braid dyneema cord.

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    Thanks Brian,

    I wanted to experiment before spending the money on a "real" ridgeline. Good to know about the stretch. Thanks again!

    -Christian

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    I've used paracord in a pinch. Any strong cord will do for testing purposes.

    I use a prussik to make mine adjustable...
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    Very helpful. Thanks!

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