It looks good! You may already know this, but you do need to be a
little careful with the ridgeline that you hang your poncho over.
The amount of tension on that ridgeline is dependent on your weight
and the angles of the hammock rope. If the poncho ridgeline changes
the angle of the hammock rope significantly, the tension on the
ridgeline can approach or even exceed the tension on the hammock rope
itself. So, if you use small diameter nylon rope for the poncho
ridgeline, it may stretch quite a bit when you get into the
hammock... or if the rope isn't strong enough it could break.
I have found that the poly rope is very slick and is a little
difficult to use with taut-line or prusik knots. I have tied
butterfly knots about 1 foot from the hammock knots on my hammock and
use the butterfly knots as both a drip-stopper (for when it rains)
and as an attachment point for my bugnet ridgeline (which I use when
the mosquitos and such are out). I use a bow-line with a quick
release to tie the poly hammock rope to the tree-- it works pretty
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, "Francois" <franczazou@h...>
> I'm finally done! I found THE perfect way (for me at least..) to
> my poncho over my hammock, thanks for your help. I made a folder
> named 'zazou' with pictures of the knots I use. I start by looping
> my yellow poly ropes around the trees, after I clip the ridge line
> the prusik knots, followed by the poncho over the ridge line. At
> last, I stake the corners of the poncho and tie the hammock while
> protected from the rain. If it flops during the night, I retight
> ridge line because it as a tault-line hitch.
> That's where I'm at right now, do you guys have any suggestions how
> can improve my system? The next step is an insulated beer sling....