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    Ultralight suspension system iin the PNW

    What's the lightest hammock suspension system you can get with Dutch gear, particularly for very large trees? Also, anyone who has to hammock around girthy trees, how long of a suspension system do you prefer?
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    I have a pair of 11 foot straps for when we hike out of the high desert. 11 Some BIG Trees out here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Myers View Post
    I have a pair of 11 foot straps for when we hike out of the high desert. 11 Some BIG Trees out here.
    Thanks for the input. I had been using 15 ft camo webbing on cinch bugs but found that they were a little overkill. I was thinking somewhere around 10 ft would be perfect.

    The lightest Dutch setup I can think of is 10 ft kevlar straps with a dutch buckle and dutch clips, then have 6 ft whoopie slings on your hammock. Seems to weigh about 4.7 ounces. Any lighter suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boynamedpigeons View Post
    Thanks for the input. I had been using 15 ft camo webbing on cinch bugs but found that they were a little overkill. I was thinking somewhere around 10 ft would be perfect.

    The lightest Dutch setup I can think of is 10 ft kevlar straps with a dutch buckle and dutch clips, then have 6 ft whoopie slings on your hammock. Seems to weigh about 4.7 ounces. Any lighter suggestions?
    I have some suggestions for PNW Rocks lol Wait better not post that one I didn't wear my flame suit.

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    Lightest would be Dutch 1 inch webbing then grab some of his mule tape. Or a 9 foot tree strap from zerogravity gear with their mule tape. I have that one as well. Very nice. Used it out Hwy 138 On some of those big tree by the Umpqua

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Myers View Post
    I have some suggestions for PNW Rocks lol Wait better not post that one I didn't wear my flame suit.

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    Lightest would be Dutch 1 inch webbing then grab some of his mule tape. Or a 9 foot tree strap from zerogravity gear with their mule tape. I have that one as well. Very nice. Used it out Hwy 138 On some of those big tree by the Umpqua
    Do you find that the mule tape requires a bunch of fiddling, or is it simpler than it looks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boynamedpigeons View Post
    Do you find that the mule tape requires a bunch of fiddling, or is it simpler than it looks?
    Very simple , works great on a toggle or using a slippery sheets bend....I recently had my under quilt out and forgot the mitten hooks for it combined the mule tape and toggle to create a cool hardware free shock cord anchor

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    I buy one hunk of his camo webbing, fold 6" over on each end, sew 3" loops, cut in the center, and meltymelty. The Jbend and MSH are the only gadgets i need to hang. Super light.
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    The high desert and big trees, Ha! I carry 25' here on the coast. I have easily used 10' of strap just getting around a tree.

    Check this old thread:
    https://hammockforums.net/forum/show...64#post1220164
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    lightest would be just the kevlar straps and a becket hitch / slippery sheet bend into continuous loops on the hammock. Size of the straps will depend on the size of the trees. Once you learn the knot it is pretty easy to adjust.

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    I use 15' Kevlar straps and strap anchors (available through Butt in a Sling). Very light weight setup, and very flexible in terms of tree size and distance. I especially love that the strap anchors allow you to hang the hammock all the way up against the tree if necessary. This allows you to use trees that are closer together than you'd be able to use if you depend on whoopie slings.
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