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    Mine is 30ft!
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    Simple, the same length as the hammock can span. No need to carry more, might need some if a bit less.

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    If I use a continuous ridgeline its 30'. If I just tie the ends of the tarp to the trees I have about 12 feet coming from each end. Trees that are 15' apart are as far as I like for hammock set up so 30' to 35' for my tarp is more than enough. I always carry extra lengths of cordage for emergencies anyways so I can always add to the ridgeline if necessary.
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    Before I went with a continuous ridge line I used 12 foot from each end of the ridge line to the trees.
    But now I use Dutch's setup. Which consists of 30 foot of spliced Zing-It from whoopiesling.com and quick connect Titanium Dutch Ware from Outdoortrailgear.com
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    mine is about 30'+ with locked brummel eye on one end and a back splice on the other

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    30' - usually have a lot left over but you never know, you know?
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    I was wondering the same thing but what are you all using for cordage? Zing-it? Amsteel? 1/8? 7/64?...???

    Sorry I'm a noob!

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmike View Post
    I was wondering the same thing but what are you all using for cordage? Zing-it? Amsteel? 1/8? 7/64?...???

    Sorry I'm a noob!
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    Quote Originally Posted by newmike View Post
    I was wondering the same thing but what are you all using for cordage? Zing-it? Amsteel? 1/8? 7/64?...???

    Sorry I'm a noob!
    I use Dynaglide (its waht I had at the time) but Zing it would be lighter. Amsteel would be too much for a tarp ridgeline and it's a little slick for knots. It can be done but as I said, there are other options.
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