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    Yet another "Hammocking 101" article

    I know it's been done ad infinitum but we decided to try to reach out to our (admittedly small) audience at Couch2Trail about the joys of hammocking. I don't feel like I did a particularly good job explaining what I was trying to get across, but hey I tried.

    Here's the article: https://couch2trail.wordpress.com/20...nd-suspension/

    There are some videos imbedded on the page as visual aids. It may be of some help if you're VERY new to hammocking.

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    That's nice and concise without omitting too much. Just enough to get people intrigued and wanting to follow your links to find out more. Good job!

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    Thanks KBrOOks- I was really surprised at how much I did have to cut out to make the article manageable. I'm even more impressed now with Derek Hansen's "Ultimate Hang"... I don't know how he kept it so trim yet made it so informative.

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    I could be off the mark here but my ENO Atlas straps, with all of the loop sections allow me the freedom to quickly "angle the dangle" just the way I need it. Seems to me they are a quicker path to success than whoopee slings and a separate tree strap setup. Good series of articles, Thanks for all the insight and info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bofadeez View Post
    I could be off the mark here but my ENO Atlas straps, with all of the loop sections allow me the freedom to quickly "angle the dangle" just the way I need it. Seems to me they are a quicker path to success than whoopee slings and a separate tree strap setup. Good series of articles, Thanks for all the insight and info.
    I agree that for simplicity the Atlas Straps are hard to beat. Where the whoopies and straps strengths lie are 1. Pretty simple, even if not AS simple as ENO 2. WAY less bulky and heavy than ENO 3. I spliced the whoopies myself and that's cool!

    Thanks!

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    Thanks for walking through the use of the Whoopie Slings. I'm thinking about that route for my suspension.

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    My new dream hammock has whoopies. Thanks
    In the shadows

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    I thought you did a great job
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    Quote Originally Posted by bofadeez View Post
    I could be off the mark here but my ENO Atlas straps, with all of the loop sections allow me the freedom to quickly "angle the dangle" just the way I need it. Seems to me they are a quicker path to success than whoopee slings and a separate tree strap setup. Good series of articles, Thanks for all the insight and info.
    4, I don't think the Eno straps need much more explanation (their greatest assest), where as whoopies do need an introduction. I use straps and buckles and didn't need any instruction (other than try a slip knot behind the buckle)

    Great article johnspenn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutyones View Post
    Thanks for walking through the use of the Whoopie Slings. I'm thinking about that route for my suspension.
    It really works well for us. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Afterparty View Post
    My new dream hammock has whoopies. Thanks
    I got my eye on those Dream hammocks! Lucky you! Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by keith View Post
    I thought you did a great job
    Thank you Sir!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pennsy Camp and Canoe View Post
    4, I don't think the Eno straps need much more explanation (their greatest assest), where as whoopies do need an introduction. I use straps and buckles and didn't need any instruction (other than try a slip knot behind the buckle)

    Great article johnspenn
    Thanks PC&C. You're right, there's somewhat of a learning curve with whoopies, but I really like them now that I know how to make them myself. Nothing like using something you made yourself!

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