Drip Rings and Marlinspike Hitch
I've seen talk about drip rings and talk about marlinspikes, but I've never noticed anyone else saying that they use these two suspension innovations together. I've been doing just that for the past few months, and it's great. I'm using drip rings with Amsteel 7/64. The rings stay on while the hammocks are packed, so the loop of Amsteel that grabs the webbing hitch is ready to go when I pull the hammock out of the bag. I set a marlinspike in the webbing and hang the hammock as easily as hanging a coat on a peg. It's easy to adjust and is very lightweight. Anyone else tried this?
.. truly to enjoy bodily warmth, some small part of you must be cold, for there is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself. If you flatter yourself that you are all over comfortable, and have been so a long time, then you cannot be said to be comfortable any more. - Herman Melville