Originally Posted by GvilleDave
I went to Home Depot looking for simple off the shelf items to use as toggles.
The hitch pin would make a good toggle for a marlin spike hitch. My scale is an old non digital mail scale and it shows an approximate weight of 3/4 oz.
The clevis pin would make a convenient toggle that could be laced onto a fixed loop to connect rigging to a tarp or as I saw someone earlier in this thread lace one onto the loop of their woopie sling to create a non-removable toggle that can slide. I have not received my 7/64" AmSteel Blue yet so I don't know if it will thread through the holes or if they would need to be enlarged.
The clevis and hitch pin are great, but you might consider just a short piece of hardwood dowel. 1/2 inch diameter is probably adequate. You can drill a hole in one end and thread a small piece of cord through that. Attach it to you tree straps and you can't lose it. I started out using a hitch pin, but I never found I needed that much strength in the toggle. Heck, PapaSmurf
used a Sharpie pen and that worked --(well kinda
). Anyway, experimentation is half the fun. Enjoy!