- Jul 28, 2005sandy & jim... i`ve just gotten into hammock camping & lightweight
tarp use this past spring, so i think others in this group will have a
lot more advice to offer, but i`ll throw out a couple thoughts. my 1st
thought on ridge line would be something like ed speers orange line.
others can tell you more about the size, strenght, etc, but it is
strong,light, & dosen`t obsorb much water. and it`s easy to see.
that`s really helpful when walking around camp. it has a little bit
of stiffness to it so w/ the proper knot, it`s easy to untie.
i`m wondering what kind of tarp you are using? a lot of the tarps
being used have a tie loop in the center of each end. this alows you
to permanantly tie a ridge line to the center of the tarp on each end.
attach at least 10 or 15 feet on each end. this meathod is quicker &
easyer than puting up a ridgeline & then throughing a tarp over it.
and when you through a tarp over a ridge line, it will ride back
toward the center if not attached to the ridge line. a ridge line
attached to pull loops on each end solves this problem also.
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