Re: [Hammock Camping] RE:Self Tension for Fly
> For the application you describe, I just use 550 paracord.This is what i'm doing now. I was a little worried about the hitch
> It stretches, sure. But I tie it around the tree with
> tautline hitches and can get it just as tight as I like by
> "ratcheting" or rolling the loop around the trunk and
> sliding the knot to take up the slack. If you take care to
> position the knots under your tarp, you can even tighten the
> line without getting wet.
slipping in wet conditions but it seems ok. My problem was keeping
the tarp tault because it is tied to the hammock rope with a prusik
knot, not directly to the tree.
I'll try with poly rope 3/8 and nylon webbing 3/4 (can't find poly
here..) and will give you feed back on stretch and the like. I had
1/2 inch webbing at home and made a test: it does hold a prusik