Of course! This makes a great deal of sense. One of the issues has
been rainwater wicking along the full ridgeline and dripping at the
centre-point. Your suggestion to tie the a line to the centre loops on
each end would take care of that... and save some weight. My Integral
Designs sinylon tarp has those loops. Also, great lead on Ed's guide
lines - an order is in order.
Thanks a bunch!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "slowhike" <slowhike@y...> wrote:
> sandy & 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.