So, to be fair, the problem isn't one of fine print. The information is on the page about suspensions that one can get to by clicking on "More Information on Hammock Suspensions" at the bottom of the purchase page. Is there some confusion because "Shopping Cart" box doesn't include a drop down for the biner or other accessories? Sure. Not all cottage industry folk are good at web design or even writing up descriptions. Brandon has done a thorough job overall, IMO. Maybe a mod can change the thread title for you since it *is* inflammatory, and you only meant to alert other people and perhaps give nice, positive feedback to Brandon.
So now you're in this pickle, as sweeeeeet hammock and no biners. I can imagine the fustration. I understand. When I ordered my WBBB years ago, I forgot to order the backyard trees.
What to do?
Originally Posted by Law Dawg (ret)
Perhaps a trip to a local sporting goods store and end the wait?
I'd guess Brandon allows that many of us have 'biners already and so not included.
+1 on this. Also, including the biner might also increase the shipping costs. Not that anyone would complain about that.
No friend's with biners? Perhaps, aks someone on here to send you a set (you pay shipping and/or small used biner fee). Who knows, they might even hand deliver them to you, if that's the type of white glove service your looking for. There are nice roads in WVA.
BTW- What are you going to do if you are in the woods and loose that precious biner? While waiting on the postal system to deliver the linchpin to your hammock nirvana, perhaps learn alternatives. Speers has a No-Knot system, Ray Mears has and interesting way of tying tape, and many more online solutions are at your finger tips. Heck, I just saw Mythbusters and they made rope out of duct tape for their hammocks! (not that anyone should try this at home....
Again, I feel your pain. I am still waiting on those trees to grow.