Good info! I was wondering on the ties, if I use 6 inch and cut a couple inches off each one would it make them stiffer yet?
How do you store your rope? Right now I have just stretch it around from tree to tree to dry. I spliced 2- 100 foot ropes together which makes for too much rope but 100 wasnt long enough. I have to figure what is just right to get a good loop that will pull in smooth. I ran a quick run of leaf removal tonight, the wind had blown most over to the edge so I scooped up a bunch tonight

A little snow, Please!