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  1. No video yet on peanut Butter&Jam suspension my...

    No video yet on peanut Butter&Jam suspension my cameraman got Lyme disease. I hope he gets well soon.
  2. Maybe keep the uprights upright. And add a...

    Maybe keep the uprights upright. And add a crossbar between them kind of like a tarp ridge line only a little higher than the cord.
    Or if that is no, then maybe angle the uprights away from hammock...
  3. After all these years of hammock progress, SSG...

    After all these years of hammock progress, SSG Rock your mind never stops finding new ways to meet the goal of world's lightest rig. I've learned a lot from your videos. You are fearless in testing...
  4. Sound quality good. Knot is fantastic Red, thanks...

    Sound quality good. Knot is fantastic Red, thanks for your incite. I've not tried it yet and I'm gonna try a modified quick hitch on continuous loop. Modified by putting 4 or 5 wraps with lead on CL...
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    Where is Monow NC

    Where is Monow NC
  6. Also ask the Hammockers at the hang about left or...

    Also ask the Hammockers at the hang about left or right lay and laying on the diagonal.
  7. While at your local hang ask to try several 11...

    While at your local hang ask to try several 11 foot gathered end hammocks. Hopefully they will be set with 83percent (about) hammock ridge lines. I think you will notice the difference. Be prepared...
  8. Go to a group hang. Part of the phrase Ease of...

    Go to a group hang. Part of the phrase Ease of Use translates to speed of set up and takedown. And some times ultra light gear takes extra time and skill to set up. Good luck I think you will...
  9. Go to a group hang. Part of the phrase Ease of...

    Go to a group hang. Part of the phrase Ease of Use translates to speed of set up and takedown. And some times ultra light gear takes extra time and skill to set up. Good luck I think you will...
  10. I do not think a tarp ridge line can harm a tree...

    I do not think a tarp ridge line can harm a tree under ordinary use. This may not be so for those who tighten the line like a guitar string. What's next? Dogooders saying hikers compact the soil on...
  11. Peanut Butter& Jam suspension. A lead of your...

    Peanut Butter& Jam suspension. A lead of your choice and an 8 inch continuous loop either same rope or different than lead. Tie a 3wrap prusik on lead with continuous loop then larks head free end of...
  12. I got three videos filmed today. They will be on...

    I got three videos filmed today. They will be on YouTube in 2 or 3 weeks. COFFEE tarp suspension--no knots no hardware. PEANUT BUTTER & JAM hammock suspension. Please link to them to show on Hammock...
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    I have zingit, think it's 2.2 Six foot guy line...

    I have zingit, think it's 2.2 Six foot guy line with a continuous loop 5 wrap prusik and the larks head to tarp loop. Continuous loop is about 3inches and it's not spliced--I used alpine butterfly...
  14. Grapplers Hitch replaces carabiner on tree hugger...

    Grapplers Hitch replaces carabiner on tree hugger so you can attach at tree and not lose strap. And it's non jamming and cat be lost or mis placed.
  15. Sampson I originated Grapplers Hitch and its on...

    Sampson I originated Grapplers Hitch and its on YouTube. GH is a round turn through a fixed loop(on tree hugger etc.) then a stopper knot is tied to close the loop(I used double diamond knot) the...
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    Keep a close watch on your gear while in Hawaii....

    Keep a close watch on your gear while in Hawaii. Some native Hawaiins steal anything that's not secure. Even so I wish I could go too.
  17. I will make a video this weekend and post it on...

    I will make a video this weekend and post it on YouTube and if I can get help also post on this thread. It might take a week or two as I don't know how to do any filming or posting.
  18. SGT Rock you are right, I didn't think of that....

    SGT Rock you are right, I didn't think of that. I'm still thinking and following this thread, thanks for the videos.
  19. I have zero DIY skills and I get a kick out your...

    I have zero DIY skills and I get a kick out your treetop videos. If the base perimeter is an inch or so too big then it will still work. And if it's an inch or so too small then it won't fit over the...
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    Welcome Rmill121. Is that El Mono near Pisgah...

    Welcome Rmill121. Is that El Mono near Pisgah National Forest and Waynesville in the mountains? Or is that Monow NC not on my map. If I ever get ahead of my money I'll have to invest in a sandcastle...
  21. For ultra light hammock campers you can ditch...

    For ultra light hammock campers you can ditch those continuous loops on the ends of hammock and tie the lead around the gathered end with a slipped knot like a Siberian Hitch or Farrimond Friction...
  22. And if you are using Crocks Bend or SOB then you...

    And if you are using Crocks Bend or SOB then you might be interested in Quick Hitch. When you pull the ripcord on this hitch---it's gone. When I tie it I always use about 3 or 4 wraps.
  23. And the other end of continuous loop is larks...

    And the other end of continuous loop is larks head to hammock.
  24. If you use Farrimond Friction Hitch tied to...

    If you use Farrimond Friction Hitch tied to continuos loop (without prusik) then I would slide FFH all the way closed to continuous loop.
  25. Innovators I got some spyderline and have not...

    Innovators I got some spyderline and have not had time to try it yet. I hope it holds knots with less slip than amsteel. I'm going to retry prusik. Continuous loop 3wrap prusik on spyderline lead....
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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 ....
  27. 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...
  28. 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.
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  43. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
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