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    Yes it will work. It's the only way I do it. Broke a few sticks as toggles and went to biners instead.

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    If you are using it as an attachment device and not as a toggle, then yes, it should be climbing rated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randonneur View Post
    no toggle, the carabiner would act as the toggle
    I get it. No problems as others have said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randonneur View Post
    Picture 2 is what I had in mind with a wire gate biner.
    OK, however two climbing biners, even lightweight wire-gates, are going to weigh about 3-4oz...

    Two soft shackles are going to weigh 0.3-0.4oz...

    Two J-Bends weigh 0.0oz.

    HYOH and all that, but still good to know a few back-up hitches/knots if you ever lose a biner.
    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

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    extra tent stakes can be used as toggles, or a 4 inch long stick as thick as your thumb.

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    I’ve always used the caribiner , never understood the fragile toggle way
    Prefer becket hitch these days

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    I sometimes hang in the cabin living room. So, I tried the 'biner. It is a great idea. And, the 'biner can have another function, while a toggle is less likely to have another use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoulder View Post
    OK, however two climbing biners, even lightweight wire-gates, are going to weigh about 3-4oz...
    Not necessarily. Climbers demand light equipment as well. I believe I saw some that were about 3/4oz that looked sufficient before I settled on some by Black Diamond that are 1oz each.


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    Here’s what I used as my toggle last weekend.

    I just pick up a stick that’s lying around - no weight to carry at all.

    As long as you’re hanging from the knot and not the toggle then almost anything will do.




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    I've done pic 2 MANY times when just hanging in a park or car camping and want an easy FAST connection. really nice and quick IMO.... Havent done it in a while... Guess we just try diff things at diff times
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