Originally Posted by MAD777
Remember, it's nice to be able to detach your suspension from the hammock if it gets wet or coated with pine sap while on a hike. You don't want to store that suspension with your hammock. That said, you can use a loop of Amsteel on the hammock end and attach the whoopie with a soft shackle. I guess that would be considered "software" instead of "hardware."
But, in order to successfully accomplish a hardware free system, one MUST stay away from Dutch's website! Otherwise, you will have a completely titanium suspension
But Dutch makes some COOL stuff. He almost inspired me to build a hammock from titanium, but I was worried about packability, though I bet if he did it, he could keep the weight within an acceptable range.
I believe I am going with this:
1) AmSteel continuous loop larksheaded through the hammock channel.
2) Soft shackle instead of a carabiner from hammock to whoopie (Opie provided the inspiration here with his soft shackle/carabiner replacement video).
3) Whoopies (or SGT Rock's UCR) would attach to webbing loop (without a toggle, unless the thin diameter of AmSteel puts too much strain on the webbing over time).
I have and use carbon toggles and will keep them "in case." My primary concern here is that 7/64 AmSteel could cut into that webbing... Sticks found on the trail also work.
So there it is, thanks for your input. Appreciate all the good feedback.