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    ridgeline?

    I bought a yukon outfitters hammock and was wanfting to attach a non load bering ridgline. If someone could please help that would be great thank you

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    Measure the length of the hammock and multiply that by .83, that seems to be the standard for most folks when making a ridgeline. Use something with some strength to it, because as much as you want to to be non-load bearing, it will take some load usually. When you set it up, try to make sure you have just a little sag in the ridge-line to ensure you don't end up breaking it.

    I would recommend using Zing-it for a ridge.
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    Ok so if I have one that's a 120inch then I would need a 99.6 ridgeline?

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    How do I attach it. I use the double ring and webbing for my suspension?

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    In general yes. We all like ours a little different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mohicker View Post
    How do I attach it. I use the double ring and webbing for my suspension?
    I would recommend larks head on one end (most likely the foot) and then have a clip for the head end so you can remove it if you want to. Dutchware makes a nice clip rated up to about 300 pounds if I recall right:

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    Ok thank you for your help! Top

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    Before you cut your ridgeline material to length for that specific measurement, leave it longer to start, then make it shorter than your "acurate length". Basically play with the length to see what makes your "fit" the best for you.
    After you have a few sessions to see what's best for you, then cut it to best fit your hammock and your specific lay. Unless, you leave it adjustable to begin with.
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    Ok ty but I'm still not sure how to/ where to attach it

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    I would probably tie a loop at one end and slip it over the rings and put it in the short section of rope that is usually attaches hammock to rings... And then make a larks head on the other end and do the same... Or larks head on both ends... Which ever...

    On my grand trunk I have my adjustable ridgeline slipped into the carabiner on each end... On my table cloth hammock I have it just slipped over the whoopie slings, the angle pulls it in right to where it needs to be...
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