It has rained almost every day this summer in Atlanta. I'm inside today looking over my new TX-250 and I have some questions the group may be able to help me with.
I really wish it wasn't raining because I'd like to set this up ASAP. I stretched it out on the floor and was shocked to see how short it is. My gathered end is 11 feet long and it feels short. Hopefully it isn't an issue since its a different kind of hammock.
1) I've decided to replace the original suspension with the whoopies and tree straps I already have. I'll need to buy descending rings and some amsteel chain links or similar to loop through the hammock. What length of chain link do most people use? I know just about any length will work but the rings could be useful to clip things to if they end up in the right place.
2) I read the users guide for the hammock and it cautions you you not to set it up too tight so that the netting doesn't get pulled. Is it possible to put a ridgeline of some sort on this hammock to help with that? I like the ridgeline in my gathered end hammock for storing my headlamp and glasses at night.
3) Would a ridgeline of some sort help keep the poles from flopping over?