Been working on this in my head for a while and finally have it to the point that I could get some photos. Started off with 50' of 7/64 amsteel in the black and cut off approximately 35' for the main line of the Single Line Suspension.
A UCR was fixed thru one end loop of each tree hugger with the tail buried 6" then the SLS was buried for 9" in the UCR leaving enough tail on the UCR to tie a taut line hitch and finish the ends.
At a point 81", not an fixed measurement just what had worked on the last rig, either side of the center point of the SLS two additional UCR's were installed for hammock suspension. These UCR's started out at 24" with 6" of bury in the SLS and enough to allow 9"of bury of the hammock tail in the UCR and the extra used for taut line hitch and to finish the ends.
The hammock tails are 48" including the eye loop which attaches to the hammock with soft shackles and finished ends. At this point the UCR SLS is complete except for permanently attaching the Tadpole to the SLS with Zingit prussiks.
Still need to stitch lock some of the buries, finish ends and replace the orange tree huggers but the initial impression is favorable.
Now on to the photos:
#1- Mesh bag with tree huggers, SLS and tarp altogether came in at 19.2 oz. This is without 4 Y stakes which I'm considering leaving out and just using sticks collected in the woods. With the Tadpole weighing 11.5 oz. this leaves the SLS and bag at under 8 oz.
#2- The time it took to start the stopwatch, walk to tree while opening sack, attach tree hugger with soft shackle, walk SLS and tarp out of sack and connect other hugger. Probably need to average best of 3, may have just gotten lucky.
#3- The time to hang hammock from hammock tails with soft shackles. The hammock was laying out and not packed so would take a bit longer in the woods.
#4- Tree hugger soft shackled back on itself.
#5- The end of the UCR permanently fixed thru loop of the tree hugger. An idea offered by Borntoroam. Makes it impossible to leave huggers in the woods.
#6- UCR with SLS entering from right, sorry didn't get the tail leaving the UCR, and the taut line hitch to lock the UCR. Was having a problem with slipping maybe because the amsteel was new but this is an easy fix.
#7- The hammock UCR. The line hanging is the hammock suspension thru the UCR. Didn't get the taut line hitch at the end of this UCR in this photo but it is there and needed. The yellow zingit is the tarp prussic.
#8- Soft shackle connecting the hammock suspension to the hammock.
#9- The unloaded hammock.
#10- The well loaded hammock.
Looking forward to putting this thru some real life use this season but first impression is favorable. I like having the tarp and suspension carried separately and outside the pack. They can get wet and dirty during use over a trip. The quick deployment makes it handy if necessary to sit out a shower. And there is no hardware, sorry Dutch.