Originally Posted by cshama
I am new to hammocks but I just decided to incorporate a ring buckle suspension on my Claytor Jungle Hammock. I am a little weary about attaching a cord to the end of my hammock using a larkshead.
My idea is as follows:
1) Using 4 ft of 1 inch seat belt webbing from Strapworks to go through the channel at the end of the hammock where the current webbing goes. This webbing comes with loops on both ends to which I would attach a carabiner.
2) I would attach the carabiner to the 2 descending rings.
3) Then I would attach another say 10ft piece of webbing to the tree with another carabiner and thread the webbing through the descending rings.
Basically I would be replacing the cord with 4 ft of webbing and instead of using a knot to attach it to the rings I would use a carabiner.
I am I missing something here. I prefer this method because I prefer using the channel that already exists for the webbing on my hammock. And I prefer using a carabiner instead of a knot to attach the webbing to the rings.
Keep in mind that if you replace the stock webbing with 4 feet of webbing going to carabiners, when used with the long Claytor hammock, then your carabiner is probably going to be outside of most tarps, exposed to rain. Which might hinder it's water blocking abilities, that is, ruin it's ability to keep water from wicking down the webbing into the hammock. The biner( or rings or a cinch buckle) needs to be under the tarp.
My friend cut the stock Claytor webbing into a long piece and a short piece. Then the short piece went through the webbing, with a bowline on each end, then a biner through both bowlines. Then a knot in the long piece of webbing for/at the tree end of the biner( could be another bowline), then webbing around the tree and back to the biner and attached with 2 slippery half hitches just as described at the Claytor web site. Worked great, quick and efficient. Though not quite as quick and efficient as a cinch buckle.
But I see no reason why you could not run webbing through your channel, if it will fit. After all, the original stock Claytor has what is called webbing, though it is not very wide.