My knife is so sharp it cut the sixth finger off my right hand! On the plus side, Inigo Montoya no longer hunts me.
Mine "slips" just a bit sometimes if I don't tighten the Marlin spike hitch enough, but all that seems to do is self tighten the knot(s). I notice it less if I use a Girth hitch. Can't tell you why.
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So I was finally able to set up again last night. Found out two things, one I was tying the marlin spike incorrectly,, and two I apparently wasn't tightening the tree strap enough.
After setup I still had some slipping but it occurred as the tree strap locked down on it self on the tree. I was looping the strap through the fixed loop not using a dutch clip or carabiner. I might go back to a dutch clip if I keep having the slippage. So things are getting better.
Its all a learning curve. Especially when I start trying things I've never done before
Thank you all for the help and suggestions, and let me know if there is something else I should be doing.
Snipen, I had some poppinng on my last hang. I think it might have been the larkshead tightening up at the hammock end. I also noticed my fixed loop bury seemed a little less buried and the stitches I placed looked loose and frayed. I replaced them with a locked brummel and we'll see if that takes care of the popping. I'm a big guy so I would imagine it's common for some stretching to take place during the first 15 minutes or so.
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