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    New Member higher4hockey's Avatar
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    What do you use your ridgeline for?

    I"ve been hammock camping it up for a few years now and I've got my system pretty well squared away. I'm not exactly up and up on the lingo that is used around here. I think I'm using what you all refer to as a ridgeline to hang my tarp with... but I'm getting the impression that some of you if not all of you use a 'ridgeline' underneath your tarp for something, which is where I begin to get confused... What exactly is the point if that's what is being done? A buddy of mine just got a hennessy that has a line running inside of it and I was completely baffled as to what it was for.... Sooo, am I missing out on something? What do you use that for?

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    There can be two different ridgelines.
    1. For the tarp.
    2. A hammock rl, which for most folks holds the netting up, and it gives you a more consistant sag in the hammock by keeping the ends at a set point.

    So when someone mentions a rl, figure out if they are talking tarps or hammocks.

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    I too have a HH with a ridge line inside that holds up the bug net and the tarp. The ridge line also has a 3 pocket bag that I use told a bottle of water, head lamp, watch. There are also some small plastic carabiner clips that can be used to hang items.

    Welcome to the forum!

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    To expand on the ridgeline holding the bug netting. You don't want to have the bug netting laying on you because the little "buggers" can still get you.
    It's a hammock thing, you won't understand!

    The wife no longer kicks me out of bed after she saw a hammock hanging in the dog house.

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