View Poll Results: What kind of suspension do you hang your hammock with?

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  • CC Buckles/Hammock Bliss

    9 5.96%
  • Speer 4 Wrap Knot

    13 8.61%
  • HH Tree Huggers

    50 33.11%
  • Ring Buckle Supports

    51 33.77%
  • ENO Slap Strap or Slap Strap Pro

    10 6.62%
  • Other (Please Specify in Thread Message)

    15 9.93%
  • I still sprinkle fairy dust on mine.

    3 1.99%
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  1. #51
    Senior Member FanaticFringer's Avatar
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    I just got thru putting the ring/buckles on Peanuts hammock. Man it was simple. Took me about 10 minutes. Nice to have met you today Peanuts. Sorry I made you late for that appointment. That's what happens when you start talking about hammocks. I also gave your hammock a try out. No slippage at all. That's a comy Eno you got there. Feels like my Speer hammock.
    All I did was undo the small knot at the end of the rope that your carabiner was attached to. I then just put a larkshead at the rings. I know most seem to prefer something like an anchor hitch at the rings and I used a bowline myself, but this seems to work well and I did'nt have to undo the main knot at the hammock body. Just Jeff seems to like the larkshead.
    Here are some pics. Notice the crash pads under the hammock.
    The second pic is the back of the larkshead. The third is the front.
    Last edited by FanaticFringer; 01-29-2008 at 17:03.
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  2. #52
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    I tried to undo that knot once; gave up after about 10 minutes of zero progress. I think gremlins snuck in and poured superglue on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I tried to undo that knot once; gave up after about 10 minutes of zero progress. I think gremlins snuck in and poured superglue on it.
    they'll do that... but only once if you put them in the microwave
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    they'll do that... but only once if you put them in the microwave
    So that wasn't a nightmare I was having after all.

  5. #55
    Senior Member Hooch's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    I just got thru putting the ring/buckles on Peanuts hammock.
    Good job, FF. I was going to go with the larkshead, but wound up jus adding the rings and tying the cordage back in place. But hey, if it works for Peanuts, that's all that matters.
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

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    Thumbs up

    well, i will sure find out if that will work! so i guess i'll be going to the park to try it out! thanks ff
    Peanuts

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  7. #57
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    I'm still using the tree huggers, temporarily at least. I plan on switching to the CC buckles or rings sometime in the very near future to eliminate all that knot tying.

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    I voted "ring buckles" but i may not have understood what was meant by this-

    I made some homemade "tree huggers" out of 7' pieces of 1" nylon strapping with rings installed at one end. i wrap the tree as many times as i can (leaving a little slack) then fasten the open end with the rings. then i tie the rope from my HH under the slack that i left in the strap using the HH knot (or a similar knot)

    my hammock is not hung directly by ring buckle, it is hung off a strap secured with ring buckles.
    Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. ~George Smith Patton

  9. #59
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    Wow, I wound up being quite surprised by the results of this poll. To be quite honest, I would have thought that ring buckles would have been the winner, clear and easy. Man, was I wrong.
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Wow, I wound up being quite surprised by the results of this poll. To be quite honest, I would have thought that ring buckles would have been the winner, clear and easy. Man, was I wrong.
    Bet if most of those that use tree huggers went to one of the group get togethers and saw the ring/buckles in action, they would change their minds.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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