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    Alamosa to keep cord from slipping off of smooth...

    Alamosa to keep cord from slipping off of smooth stake, I use a multiple wrap pile hitch. Double cord and wrap bight around stake from top to bottom3 to 6 wraps then place bight over top of stake ....
  2. I think if you remove strands from rope it will...

    I think if you remove strands from rope it will be weakened even more than just the missing strand strength because the braid will be altered. You might keep looking for rope that is already the...
  3. I chose Farrimond Friction Hitch because I think...

    I chose Farrimond Friction Hitch because I think it resists jamming and even though it takes a minute longer than some other knots/hitches the real time saving is when it's being untied.
  4. If I push them together the FFH cinches up tight...

    If I push them together the FFH cinches up tight with no play or extra cord and this by itself will hold continuous loop and my weight even without a prusik. But when they back each other up then...
  5. I'm getting some spyderline and maybe lightning...

    I'm getting some spyderline and maybe lightning rope to try suspension with a lead. The lead would be attached to tree strap. And a continuous loop will be prusik onto the lead and then larks head...
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    Just a guess, keep stake exactly vertical and all...

    Just a guess, keep stake exactly vertical and all the way into ground--out of sight. And use a multiple wrap pile hitch, wrapping from the top towards the bottom of stake before putting bight over...
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    If you are in Florida and you use 2 inch wide...

    If you are in Florida and you use 2 inch wide tree straps for both hammock and tarp---that's a lot of extra weight, bulk, and expense. I see from your drawings that the tarp ridge line is attached to...
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    I might try a SLS using marlin spike hitches at...

    I might try a SLS using marlin spike hitches at both ends of hammock. MSH instead of alpine butterfly loops, with the gathered ends of hammock used for toggles. I do not know if it will hold or not....
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    TominMN. The Phantom has been schooled!!! And...

    TominMN. The Phantom has been schooled!!!
    And another idea I want to try on a single line suspension and/or a single lead is a different knot to attach hammock. We have read posts about SLS using...
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    I would not use 2 continuous loops when 1 will...

    I would not use 2 continuous loops when 1 will work. Wrap lead with klemheist or prusik then larks head that continuous loop to hammock. And it can be removed as needed.
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    I have 3/16 x 40 x 72 gossamer gear and/or oware...

    I have 3/16 x 40 x 72 gossamer gear and/or oware pad. It's too big for hiking unless it's in a separate bag lashed to back of pack. In a double layer hammock it's impossible to slide out from under...
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    Oh and light weight too

    Oh and light weight too
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    Mophead Yes a klemheist might be better. We...

    Mophead Yes a klemheist might be better. We might be on our way to a better suspension. A suspension that may have some of these specs: ease of use , cheap, durable, fast, simple, no knots, no...
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    I was working on Amstel suspension--continuous...

    I was working on Amstel suspension--continuous loop larks head on end of hammock and the other end of the same continuous loop is prusik around Amstel lead coming from tree strap. 5 wrap prusik held...
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    Creek What events did you enter in rodeo? Rodeo...

    Creek
    What events did you enter in rodeo? Rodeo is excitement times 100. I'd be too scared.
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    Creek And your grandkids might all pile in the...

    Creek
    And your grandkids might all pile in the hammock and break lash it suspension. Dyneema whoopsie slings have been used successfully by ultra light campers who are generally careful to maintain...
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    RichardJ Welcome to the land of hammocks. I...

    RichardJ
    Welcome to the land of hammocks. I recommend Animated Knots by Grog--an excellent phone app as a handy knot reference. It has many knots that hammock campers use. And you can carry a knife...
  18. I need to step up my game to keep up with yall....

    I need to step up my game to keep up with yall. I'm thinking of using a Farrimond Friction Hitch to attach amsteel lead to either tree hugger loop or continuous loop at hammock. I would cinch it up...
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    It's your active mind, dreaming while you are...

    It's your active mind, dreaming while you are sleeping off that day work of chasing super light rigs like SargeRock. Or maybe we dream all the time and only remember a few. Or it could be medication...
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    Wilderness Logic double layer Night Owl hammock....

    Wilderness Logic double layer Night Owl hammock. Marty has the tree straps and whoopie slings and adjustable structural hammock ridge line. That will hold you off the ground without fail, and since...
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    As your hammock suspension is tightened to flat...

    As your hammock suspension is tightened to flat or near flat(really taut), there is great stress on your suspension and it might snap and drop you on the dirt--but the real danger is pulling your...
  22. Don't call it rental, call it a sale with a...

    Don't call it rental, call it a sale with a liberal return policy and a rental fee no I meant a restocking fee and then there should be no more insurance liability than on a regular sale. But then...
  23. And I was thinking about SLS, a way to attach...

    And I was thinking about SLS, a way to attach hammock without splicing, so it's faster easier and jam-free. Just tie two marlin spike hitches or two larks heads hammock spaced distance apart(same...
  24. Innovator at work. Yesterday I described a new...

    Innovator at work. Yesterday I described a new way to hang a hammock from a SLS. And today I'm going to "fix" it, making it faster and easier to tie and jam free. Picture a hammock with continuous...
  25. Would this work? Continuous loops on each end of...

    Would this work? Continuous loops on each end of hammock. A pair of hammock-spaced marlin spike hitches instead of your knot and spice. The continuous loops go up through the marlin spike...
  26. Tobiusnc that first picture of the knot and the...

    Tobiusnc that first picture of the knot and the splice or future splice might just work. Step back innovators at work. I think a splice by itself would be weak because it exits the bury at an angle...
  27. Many ultra light hikers use 2 lines, one off each...

    Many ultra light hikers use 2 lines, one off each end and we generally think that is lighter; but there is usually some extra line either wrapped around the trees or hanked up at the tarp. And except...
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    That is the extra Amstel hanging from the bury. I...

    That is the extra Amstel hanging from the bury. I don't want the excess on the ground where I might step on it, grind in mud and stress the bury exit. So I get it off the ground and it doubles as a...
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    I don't know if this works and there is not...

    I don't know if this works and there is not always extra cord hanging down after set up and to get it off the ground I wrap it up to the tarp ridge line and back to whoopie sling to make a built in...
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    I've not tried this yet but wonder about starting...

    I've not tried this yet but wonder about starting charcoal away from rig and let it die down to just hot coals--no flame; then carry this back under tarp to warm coffee water and knock the chill off....
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    Meck makes a great hammock stand and it's...

    Meck makes a great hammock stand and it's portable.
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    I just larks head the ridge line and woopie sling...

    I just larks head the ridge line and woopie sling to hammock just below the gathered ball.
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    I would not use a zip tie since it might snag...

    I would not use a zip tie since it might snag fabric especially if it cracks or breaks (rare or almost impossible) I would use cord instead to make the gathered ball. If it works for you that is all...
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    I hang pack with what's left in it from tarp...

    I hang pack with what's left in it from tarp ridge line and boots tied together and over tarp ridge line. Nothing on ground except shower shoes. We've all had a few surprises along the way. Thanks...
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    The long channel cord can be a little tighter...

    The long channel cord can be a little tighter than you might think to keep under quilt from sagging and gapping.
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    Do you use a hammock ridge line adjusted to 83%...

    Do you use a hammock ridge line adjusted to 83% of hammock length (plus or minus an inch when you dial it in). That would be about 110 inches for an 11 foot hammock.
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    I got a Gossamer Gear pad 3/16 x 40 x 72. I think...

    I got a Gossamer Gear pad 3/16 x 40 x 72. I think it's good to 50. And I got a Wilderness Logics 20 degree full length under quilt. Toasty. When it's really cold I use both pad and quilts. Do not...
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    Sbeauchamp. For a great view of the night sky...

    Sbeauchamp. For a great view of the night sky try a clear see through tarp. Poly cro? Or use clear plastic. Sorry I could not remember the exact names of plastic. Or set tarp ridge line and deploy...
  39. Grifter55 Get an 11foot hammock from one of our...

    Grifter55 Get an 11foot hammock from one of our great cottage vendors. Tell them your height and weight. Most cottage vendors will sell you a rugged suspension too. Buy a good down under quilt and...
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    Great innovators at work. Sometimes hard to tie...

    Great innovators at work.
    Sometimes hard to tie knots up high at the tree. It can be done, it's just easier for me to tie knots closer to hammock end of lead, it's lower-I can see it easier and it's...
  41. If you bought an adjustable structural ridge line...

    If you bought an adjustable structural ridge line for your hammock, you can larks head both ends onto the ends of gathered end hammock. That is a whoopie sling made of lash it or zingit made just...
  42. Most of our cottage vendors sell tree straps and...

    Most of our cottage vendors sell tree straps and tree huggers that are excellent for hanging hammocks. If my memory is right, tree huggers have loops on both ends and tree straps have a loop on on...
  43. Slider. Wow. Is that a slipped larks head? ...

    Slider. Wow. Is that a slipped larks head? Sounds like a winner. Easy to hang, is secure, modular, and easy to break camp??!!!
  44. Armchair Guy, I hope your car can be repaired for...

    Armchair Guy, I hope your car can be repaired for less than the cost of a similar car. I ate extra Q since you weren't here.
  45. Miyanc it's tough to be a good Dad. Sandman614...

    Miyanc it's tough to be a good Dad.
    Sandman614 food will be ready about the same time you are here.
  46. A soft shackle prusik might sub for grapplers...

    A soft shackle prusik might sub for grapplers hitch, but a grapplers hitch can never be lost. But if you can't tie a two strand double diamond knot, then maybe you can buy a soft shackle that can be...
  47. I set up an experimental tarp suspension. Maybe...

    I set up an experimental tarp suspension. Maybe it's too slow, like me. But there is a certain economy there a sparseness. Both tree ends have a spliced end loop with a grapplers hitch to close at...
  48. Map on page 1, thanks gate code 7815.

    Map on page 1, thanks gate code 7815.
  49. I will be there mid-day Friday with some BBQ that...

    I will be there mid-day Friday with some BBQ that needs to be re-heated and some real smoke added for authenticity. I look forward to seeing y'all. Also I want to show some knots and I think you can...
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    Mike04345. Tarp tie outs. My favorite of all the...

    Mike04345. Tarp tie outs. My favorite of all the ways I've seen: Use lash it or zingit and make a series of small continuous loops either spliced or alpine butterfly loops 3 or 4 inch loops....
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