Originally Posted by slowhike
... but only if you have nun chuck training
Hey - leave Chuck out of this. He's not a nun, anyway.
Welcome to the site, Stickman. I just had dinner in old town Arlington two nights ago! Back in NC now, though.
Whether or not the weight of biners is justified is completely up to you. I didn't carry them for a long time b/c I was trying to get my packweight down. Now it's down low enough that I'm adding in a few luxuries to make camp life easier. A pair of .8 oz biners is one of them...see the ring buckles thread for details of that. At this point, I'll carry them b/c I like the convenience of one wrap around the tree and a quick setup. Next week? Who knows...they may drop out of my pack if I find something better.
But like Tim says, those little ones won't hold up a hammock. Be sure to use climbing-rated biners if you're putting them on the supports.
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