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    No sew, no hardware DIY suspension

    Inspired by the thread about using a Beckett hitch on Kevlar straps I threw together my own take.

    2 seven foot polypropylene 1 inch straps with a loop tied in the end ( figure 8 on a bright knot )

    2 ten foot lengths of 3/4 inch muletape larks-headed to my table cloth hammock.

    Wrap the straps to the trees. Take up the muletape, and figure out how long you need the straps to stretch and tie the Beckett hitch / slippery sheet bend.

    I tried it today and it wasn't very difficult. I ended up having to retie each end twice as I misjudged the distances involved, but the knot is quick to disengage when tied 'slippery' . I also found I could basically tie it in a few seconds.
    Last edited by geneaut; 05-25-2015 at 10:48.

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    Nice job. Beautiful day i see!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonBear View Post
    Nice job. Beautiful day i see!!
    Absolutely a gorgeous day.

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    You inspired me to go hang.

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    How are you larks-heading the muletape to the hammock? Do you have a fixed loop tied on that end of the muletape?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiriRose View Post
    How are you larks-heading the muletape to the hammock? Do you have a fixed loop tied on that end of the muletape?
    I just tied a figure 8 on a bight to make a loop in the muletape.

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    Pretty similar to my setup! I sewed a loop in my tree strap though instead of tying a knot, and I'm using a length of amsteel for my suspension. The Beckett hitch (quick hitch? That's what I call it) slips a bit with the amsteel but a little aluminium toggle is all it needs.

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