Lightening a Traveler suspension
Originally Posted by warbonnetguy
check out the video called "hammock suspension differences" it's like the 6th video down. http://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/setup.php
shows the differences between adj webbing, line/strap and whoopies, there's 3 other videos showing how to install them on the different hammocks as well
Originally Posted by Mustardman
The webbing suspension is a long piece of webbing with triangular buckles. You loop the webbing around the tree and clip it to itself, then adjust at the webbings.
The line/strap suspension has a shorter piece of webbing to use as a tree strap, with a metal ring sewn into one of the fixed loops on the end of the webbing, and amsteel line attached to the hammock. You tie the amsteel to the ring using a normal knot (Brandon suggests a slipped buntline hitch).
This video demonstrates both of them, and can be found in the "setup" section of the warbonnet website:
Thank you both. That is what I was looking for. I think it confused me a bit, as neither was what I was expecting. I think I will have to watch that a few more times before I make a decision.
What I am really shooting for is the lightest way to rig my soon to be ordered Traveler. I am willing to use whatever system comes with the Traveler and modify what I need. I have made plenty of whoopies, and I do like them fine, so it would be easy to modify a new Traveler with whoopies and toggles on a marlinspike, but I was looking to see of there were any other options I am missing.
Thanks for the ideas....
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