Originally Posted by Coffee
Any thoughts on using the truckers hitch idea crossed with the ring buckle system? Instead of using seperate tree huggers, use the biner and webbing like the ring buckle system. Then using a slip knot to tie the webbing directly to 1 decending ring. This would mean only 1 ring is needed per side, saving a little weight. The big thing for me is it would be easier to undo. I keep having issues undoing the webbing from the rings if I pull the hammock too tight.
This is a little different, but strives to reduce weight by using rope rather than webbing. Uses one ring per side.
1. Double looped webbing
, line tied to webbing with a double sheetbend.
2. Ring attached to line
, line to biner on hammock, back-and-forth, simple slippery half-hitch holds it.
I like it. Only down-side is that to set up and take down I need to separate the hammock and webbing+cord. Could deal with that by putting a biner up at the webbing side, but two biners == 2 oz, minimum.
My lightweight bridge doesn't use a biner, just a loop of cord. Same principles apply.
I've tried even eliminating the ring with a loop in the cord, but this Vectran 12 binds pretty easily and they've proven to be hard to undo. So it was back to the ring for me.