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    Walmart hammock is going through changes

    So I bought a Walmart hammock since it said it would handle 500lbs. Iím a bit over 300 right now and Iíve loved it but itís been too heavy for my tastes with the TNC straps I bought. So my plan is to switch to a UCR with 1/8Ē Amsteel. And Iím planning on removing the webbing continuous loop that in the end channels and using amtseel as a knot to larks head my UCR behind it. This should lighten things up a lot! And to save some money Iím going to get the tarp kit from RBTR because my 10íx10í bushcraft tarp is a bit much and a bit too heavy and using the continuous tarp line from Whoopie slings with snakeskins for faster set up in the rain. Doing this should lighten my load by 2-3 POUNDS. If anyone has any suggestions Iíd be happy to hear them.


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    I've made three tarps:
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    All from RSBTR. They have kept me high and dry through substantial rain.
    Highly recommend the precut hex tarp kit. Makes assembly so much easier. The olive yellow color is awesome. Great way to save ounces and $$$. Go for it. You'll be pleased with the results.

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    Walmart hammock is going through changes

    You might want to also try out whoopie slings to see if you prefer them to UCRís. They may be heavier, but they are more foolproof. I like UCRís for an adjustable hammock ridgeline, but whoopies for hammock suspension. Nothing wrong with larking your whoopie or UCR directly to your hammock though. Thatís a good way to save weight and shorten your suspension. Wet amsteel is not as big of a deal to pack with your hammock as are sappy straps or wet poly straps. Use a Sap Sack for that.
    https://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/.../Sap_Sack.html

    For your tarp ties, I highly recommend Lawson Statline and NAMA Claws for both ridgeline and stakes.
    https://lawsonequipment.com/Statline-1-75mm-p1114.html
    https://www.namagear.com/product-page/nama-claws

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandyRandy View Post
    You might want to also try out whoopie slings to see if you prefer them to UCRís. They may be heavier, but they are more foolproof. I like UCRís for an adjustable hammock ridgeline, but whoopies for hammock suspension. Nothing wrong with larking your whoopie or UCR directly to your hammock though. Thatís a good way to save weight and shorten your suspension. Wet amsteel is not as big of a deal to pack with your hammock as are sappy straps or wet poly straps. Use a Sap Sack for that.
    https://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/.../Sap_Sack.html

    For your tarp ties, I highly recommend Lawson Statline and NAMA Claws for both ridgeline and stakes.
    https://lawsonequipment.com/Statline-1-75mm-p1114.html
    https://www.namagear.com/product-page/nama-claws
    I was toying with the idea of a whoopie sling instead and Iím not totally against it yet as I still need to purchase everything. But the Sap Sack is a really good idea. I hadnít heard of those before and Iíll be looking into your other suggestions too. Thank you!!


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    I love my Sap Sack. Partly because I have it in a bright orange, which is hard to lose or misplace. I clip it to my waistline with a micro biner along with my stake bag (from AHE as well and you should check it out too). Then I store my tarp ridgeline in my sap sack along with my hammock suspension. As I setup and break camp, having those items attached and handy is more efficient.

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    i upgraded my walmart hammock with whoopie slings, not really for weight saving just didn't trust the rope it came with... works great

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    Hey Viking, I came across this youtube video of mods for the walmart Equip hammock. Not sure if that's the one you got but thought I'd pass the link to you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcSJRhZJLiU. It caught my eye because I have a cheapo Sunyear hammock that is similar to the equip and I'm going to do similar mods to mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDinOH View Post
    Hey Viking, I came across this youtube video of mods for the walmart Equip hammock. Not sure if that's the one you got but thought I'd pass the link to you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcSJRhZJLiU. It caught my eye because I have a cheapo Sunyear hammock that is similar to the equip and I'm going to do similar mods to mine.
    I used that video and made the mod to my first hammock. Compared to the hammocks I'm using now, the Equip is short and heavy. I was thinking of replacing all the lines on it with Zing it and Amsteel but it would be a waste. I would rather make another hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbJohn View Post
    I used that video and made the mod to my first hammock. Compared to the hammocks I'm using now, the Equip is short and heavy. I was thinking of replacing all the lines on it with Zing it and Amsteel but it would be a waste. I would rather make another hammock.

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    I would like to make my own hammock at some point but itís more in my budget to lighten up the hammock I have now. Iím poor haha.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JDinOH View Post
    Hey Viking, I came across this youtube video of mods for the walmart Equip hammock. Not sure if that's the one you got but thought I'd pass the link to you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcSJRhZJLiU. It caught my eye because I have a cheapo Sunyear hammock that is similar to the equip and I'm going to do similar mods to mine.
    Gee, nice to see that my video has helped some of you. I use this procedure to modify many different hammocks. My personal "go to" hammock is my Equip. It is 10ft long and this mod took it from a "so so" hammock to a very comfortable hammock. Lee, the one I did the video on, says it made a big difference and now loves his Equip hammock. Again, happy that the videos are doing some good.

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