what does my suspension system weigh?
8oz or 210 grams.
Webbing, both straps. No hardware, I use the Speer 4 wrap + 2 half hitches as suggested by Risk.
my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
Winter: total 2521 (~89oz)
(see my profile for detailed weights)
gram counter, not gram weenie!
I have the standard Blackbird webbing type suspension. The webbing straps along with the single triangle ring on each strap weigh 6.3oz. Add to that two Camp Nano 23 biners (.8oz each) and the total weight is 7.9oz.
There is also the short length of amsteel and double triangle rings on each side of the hammock itself, which I have not removed and weighed separately. According to Brandon, the triangle rings weigh around 8g each, so the 4 total would weigh just over 1 ounce. So I would guess that the total weight for this suspension would come in at around 9 oz.
I just converted to a UCR using 2 14' lengths 7/64 Amsteel, 2 5' lengths of 1" webbing, and 2 tent stakes (for marlin hitch). My suspension system now weighs ~ 6 oz. Thanks go out to ZA206 for starting the whole UCR/Whoopie sling craze (http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=9021), SlowBro, TeeDee, and Frawg for some great posts on the new systems.
Last edited by amac; 07-10-2009 at 08:41.
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Great idea, which triggered another thought -- instead tying a rolling hitch as a drag on the end of a UCR constrictor, I could tie a carabiner and hang gear from it!
Gargoyle, I really like the idea of using a 'biner in the marlinspike. I think I would rather keep the attaching rope wrapped around the marlinspike, and not just hitched to the carabiner.
So if we use a carabiner instead of a piece of wood, or steel, do we think we could get away with a non load rated carabiner? What are your thoughts Grizz? I don't see how a non rated carabiner could be any weaker than a tent stake, so it would make sense to me, but I wanted to run it by the group.