Originally Posted by odds
Hey Hawk-eye quick question. Any particular reason you use a long length of amsteel from the hammock to the dutch biner?
The short loop of amsteel? That's simply to connect the DB and the rest of the suspension to each other. The DB being at that point creates a water break as well. Water soaking your suspension and running down the line will tend to stop flowing at the biner and not continue to your hammock. That's always a good thing!
Also I kind of like having a clean simple connection to my hammock. I've always loved the straps and clinch buckle set up for ease of connection and adjustment. But don't like the weight or bulk ... even with Paul's great lightweight webbing he sells. The standard whoopee and marlin spike set up is fun but being a bit awkward when trying to set up quickly I've had one whoopee slip off my toggle while I've been setting the other ... it's not hard to over come, but I just love the rig I show in Part II ... the fun, compactness and weight savings of the whoopee with a more positive attachment point.
But to your point on the amsteel loop ... just a clean attachment point so I can separate the whoopee from the hammock, creating a water break and clean set-up.
Sorry that's a bit winded ... did I answer that enough for ya? If not ask away ... happy to confuse you more