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    How do you set up a non-structural ridgeline?

    When you're using whoopie slings and tree huggers?
    How do you keep it taught with little if any sag in the line?

    Non-structural ridgeline as in the line to hang a bag, headlamp, or carabiner items onto it.
    Something that I can permanently keep attached to my hammock.
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    It all depends on how you hang your hammock. In order to keep a non-structural ridgeline taut, you'll have to hang the hammock exactly the same each time.

    Having a structural ridgeline is SOOO much easier, and makes for a consistent hang.

    I have attached ridgelines 2 ways: When using the WBBB method of whipping, I've put a loop through the bundle with a triple-overhand-knot at the end.

    I've also just tied a bowline to the larksehead on the suspension, and used an adjustable taut-line-hitch on the other end...
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    New Member Bill Cosby's Avatar
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    I really don't want to have to set it up each time.
    Thats just a PITA.
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    Non Structural, just hang your hammock up, and find somewhere to tie it to, in my case it's the same with a structural, which I use and wouldn't be caught without.

    Are you adding a non structural, in addition to a structural?

    How are you set up now?

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    Right now, suspension-wise, i'm using tree huggers and one end of my whoopie sling larksheaded around my hammock (balled up hammock ends) and the other end hanging off of a marlin hitch spike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Cosby View Post
    Right now, suspension-wise, i'm using tree huggers and one end of my whoopie sling larksheaded around my hammock (balled up hammock ends) and the other end hanging off of a marlin hitch spike.
    So no ridgeline at now. I'd just tie to the whoopie at some point above the larkshead, raise or lower to suit.

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    Here is a bunch of hammock ridgeline info for your perusing pleasure:http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...archid=2768582
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    Thanks guys.
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