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    I'm in...Thanks!

    I'm in...Thanks!
  2. 1. Great video...thumbs up! 2. Thanks for...

    1. Great video...thumbs up!

    2. Thanks for making me feel like an idiot...I never realized that you could do a larkshead with the loop already fixed to the hammock. Duh!

    3. My head...
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    I'm not sure if you're replying to me or not, but...

    I'm not sure if you're replying to me or not, but my point is that with either system, you can either leave the suspension attached or remove them pretty easily. Using straps doesn't eliminate the...
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    I'll just turn it over to the expert... ...

    I'll just turn it over to the expert...


    http://youtu.be/hLupiOygs0s
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    Not really sure what your point is. If you need...

    Not really sure what your point is. If you need to separate the straps and rings, it's as easy as pulling the straps through the rings and storing them separately. Am I missing something?:confused:
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    I agree. I just remade a new set since I went...

    I agree. I just remade a new set since I went back and revisited how to make a locked brummel and realized I made a mistake. Obviously it wasn't a catastrophic mistake since I didn't hit my...
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    I would think it would be similar to the whoopie...

    I would think it would be similar to the whoopie conversion in the stickied video above. I couldn't find exactly what you're looking for, at least not a video. Here's a link though that did use a...
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    Gathered End tied into a modified sheet bend with...

    Gathered End tied into a modified sheet bend with an amsteel continuous loop. It looks like it's whipped, but I just whipped the loose fabric to make it look cleaner after tying the knot. I really...
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    No, your photographic skills are fine. I just...

    No, your photographic skills are fine. I just asked because in the OP, the other end was photographed. I just noticed the loose tail to the right and wanted to make sure I wasn't doing something...
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    Is the Marlin Spike Hitch (or whatever you're...

    Is the Marlin Spike Hitch (or whatever you're haning from) off to the left in your picture? Just trying to orient myself.
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    I set it up last night on my tablecloth diy and...

    I set it up last night on my tablecloth diy and love it! It's so freakin' elegant. It's also much easier to make this than fabricating a whoopie. I made two ends in about 10 minutes. Adjustment...
  12. I knew someone would use the same method I use. ...

    I knew someone would use the same method I use. :D

    Edit: Wanted to add that my snake skins have pockets on either end for the extra ridge line zing-it...
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    Just curious...there are several items on that...

    Just curious...there are several items on that page. I assumed you were talking about the aluminum rings, but noticed after ordering a pair that they're not climbing rated. I figure this usage...
  14. Thread: Slap Straps?

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    If you're considering the slap straps, you're...

    If you're considering the slap straps, you're obviously not obsessing over weight. In addition to the Atlas straps (which are just the polyester version of the slap straps) you can also consider the...
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    I don't know who to credit with this find, but...

    I don't know who to credit with this find, but harbor freight has a wire pulling kit that has about 33 feet (10 sections) of fiberglass poles that screw together. It would require a little thought...
  16. Thread: Tree Straps

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    This place keeps costing me more and more dinero....

    This place keeps costing me more and more dinero. Just headed over to strapworks and ordered a couple more sets of polypropylene straps. I usually just order a 24' strap with 2" loops sewn on each...
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    Thanks. That makes sense, but I still don't like...

    Thanks. That makes sense, but I still don't like the design. I'll probably go to Walmart and see if there's a reasonably sized stuff sack and see if that works.
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    Kelty Noah 12x12 stuff sack...

    I really hate the stuff sack that came with the Noah. It's long and narrow and makes stuffing a real pain in the neck. I was wondering if anyone has used an alternative off the shelf stuff sack or...
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    I have all three, but since I don't have to hump...

    I have all three, but since I don't have to hump it around, I'm kind of digging the Kammock Python straps. If you want dead easy and relatively light (not whoopie light, but not bad) these are...
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    I did a crinkle taffeta tablecloth in a very...

    I did a crinkle taffeta tablecloth in a very similar fashion. What I did that was a bit different though was instead of larksheading the amsteel loop, I did a modified sheet bend which seemed more...
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    I made two tablecloth hammocks this weekend. Got...

    I made two tablecloth hammocks this weekend. Got the huge 132"x90" crinkle taffeta tablecloths. Did modified sheet bends with amsteel spliced loops and used carabiners to attach it to Kammock...
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    Cool, that makes sense. I always thought you...

    Cool, that makes sense. I always thought you needed to tie a half hitch on the tree side to avoid slippage. I'll probably stick with the half hitch to be on the safe side. Thanks for the extra...
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    Looking at your descending rings, I'm confused. ...

    Looking at your descending rings, I'm confused. Do you have a diagram of how you looped your webbing through the rings? The way I'm seeing your webbing, it looks like adjustment would be difficult...
  24. Just working this out in my head, but hear me...

    Just working this out in my head, but hear me out. I was thinking you could put a knot-bone where you felt it was appropriate to form the 'v' and hook a dutch hook on the hammock side after going...
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    I'm sure it can be done, but don't think it...

    I'm sure it can be done, but don't think it should be done. When I first saw your post, I had the same thought as gmcttr. Sell the Noah and buy a purpose made hex...probably for a net of $20.
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    Too many variables. What type of tarp is it? ...

    Too many variables. What type of tarp is it? Are you hanging below it or using it just for cover? Does it have tie outs along the top? Any side pull outs? A little more information would be...
  27. What about carrying a couple of nested tarp poles...

    What about carrying a couple of nested tarp poles that you can set just outside of the hammock stands on either end? Just thinking outside the box?

    Linky
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    Odd. I have my guylines, continuous ridgeline...

    Odd. I have my guylines, continuous ridgeline and snakeskins on mine and it still stuffs in with just a little more effort. Actually, I even have two shock-cord loops with little plastic balls...
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    I'd post a picture of mine, but it looks just...

    I'd post a picture of mine, but it looks just like this one only brown. Love the pole mod...Thanks Flatline and Marty!
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    Me too. Mesh snakeskins for the tarp, and DD...

    Me too. Mesh snakeskins for the tarp, and DD hammock sleeve for the hammock. Makes set-up and break-down a breeze.
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    Photos Man! :D

    Photos Man! :D
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    In...........

    In...........
  33. Thread: Omw...

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    The OMW came in a few days ago, and I finally got...

    The OMW came in a few days ago, and I finally got a chance to put it up. I took some pictures, in modified porch mode (with the center pole) and with one end closed and the other end opened. I...
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    If you're using buckles and long straps, it's...

    If you're using buckles and long straps, it's already quickly detachable. Just pull the straps out of the buckles and store them elsewhere as stated above.
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    I don't use whoopies. I have long (15') straps...

    I don't use whoopies. I have long (15') straps and cinch buckles or descender rings depending on the hammock. I have two sets of strapwork polyester straps that are definitely heavy duty and two...
  36. Thread: Omw...

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    Yeeee-Haw! Just got a notice from WL that the...

    Yeeee-Haw! Just got a notice from WL that the OMW is on the way! :D
    I can't wait!
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    I use that exact suspension on two of my hammocks...

    I use that exact suspension on two of my hammocks for my kids.

    1. Home made continuous loops through the channel on the hammock.
    2. Loop larksheaded to either Cinch Buckle or Descending...
  38. Thread: Omw...

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    Omw...

    Just ordered an OMW with center pole pockets added for a future try at the mod that Flatline did on his multicolored OMW. Marty seems like a really great guy! Can't wait to get it!
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    Thanks! Extra words for minimum reply...

    Thanks! Extra words for minimum reply...
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    Ah, I love being a newb and constantly pulling up...

    Ah, I love being a newb and constantly pulling up old threads!:D

    Anyway, I have this set-up and so far, so good. One question for the group. Since I have the ring buckle set-up, does that...
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    Boomer, I was referring to the descending rings,...

    Boomer,
    I was referring to the descending rings, not the hammock end. It was the first video, about 3:30 in or so.

    Bubba,
    That was what I was asking about. After reading a couple more threads,...
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    Thanks for the reply. I actually went back and...

    Thanks for the reply. I actually went back and watched Grizz do the video on webbing suspension again and it goes into it pretty good detail. Funny how you lose some of the detail when you blast...
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    Can you set up a suspension system pretty much...

    Can you set up a suspension system pretty much like the Black Bird suspension simply by swapping out the triangular rings with descending rings? I have had trouble with making loosening adjustments...
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    Sticky: If the only use for these is going to be...

    If the only use for these is going to be attaching the tarp to prussik loops along a ridgeline, is a double overhand knot sufficient? I'm basically replacing a couple of nite-ize s-biners, so I'm...
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    I'll take one if there are any left. PM your...

    I'll take one if there are any left. PM your paypal information.
    Erik
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    Thanks all, I bought the DD Hammock Sleeve, and...

    Thanks all,
    I bought the DD Hammock Sleeve, and it works perfectly. I haven't tried it with the third layer (water proof), but I think it would probably work if a bit tight. It really makes...
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    In. That's a cool hammock. Hope I win!:D

    In. That's a cool hammock. Hope I win!:D
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    Could you explain how you had the pad situated in...

    Could you explain how you had the pad situated in the hammock? Also, did you have the waterproof bottom layer attached? Since it's not permeable, that might be a better place to start.
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    I have that Hammock and Pad combo. I'm currently...

    I have that Hammock and Pad combo. I'm currently working out different pad placement strategies in the basement. It's really comfortable having the pad in the Big Agnes sleeve, but it raises you up...
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    Kaylee Frye from 'Firefly' the Sci-Fi...

    Kaylee Frye from 'Firefly' the Sci-Fi series...yum!

    http://docwells7.smugmug.com/Photography/Misc/i-fbqmLc6/0/M/KayleeHammock-M.jpg

    :drool:
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