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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Though I do think webbing and straps makes it easier to get a god hang for a brand new hammocker.]
    If anybody knows anything about getting a god hang, Shug does! .

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallywagon View Post
    I don't think anyone mentioned one other plus with webbing and buckles is that you can get your hammock connections close to the trees very easily....whereas, the bury on whoopies takes some special attention when your trees are close together.
    I have straps/buckles but have recently purchased some whoopies (for the joy of kit acquisition and the fun of learning new things). I appreciate the comment on how your minimum-possible hang is longer with whoopies than straps but to counter this, if you go with toggles and MSH to connect your straps to your whoopie, can't you just just take the whoopie out altogether if you need to and hang the CL directly on the MSH? (Yes, yes, I know: "hang on the knot, and not the toggle...the knot, not the toggle").

    I've not tried it so can't be sure but with straps/huggers + toggle on MSH +whoopies + CL on hammock, it seems I have a huge hang gap range. Am I missing something I should know before I find myself having the negative eureka moment in the back of beyond?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StrungUpNewfoundlander View Post
    ... if you go with toggles and MSH to connect your straps to your whoopie, can't you just just take the whoopie out altogether if you need to and hang the CL directly on the MSH?
    Yes, absolutely. I've done it many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrungUpNewfoundlander View Post
    I have straps/buckles but have recently purchased some whoopies (for the joy of kit acquisition and the fun of learning new things). I appreciate the comment on how your minimum-possible hang is longer with whoopies than straps but to counter this, if you go with toggles and MSH to connect your straps to your whoopie, can't you just just take the whoopie out altogether if you need to and hang the CL directly on the MSH? (Yes, yes, I know: "hang on the knot, and not the toggle...the knot, not the toggle").

    I've not tried it so can't be sure but with straps/huggers + toggle on MSH +whoopies + CL on hammock, it seems I have a huge hang gap range. Am I missing something I should know before I find myself having the negative eureka moment in the back of beyond?
    I have done that several times in short hangs. Usually foot end CL on MSH. Just leave the whoopie to dangle for a night off.
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    There are other concerns besides weight. To emphasize what was mentioned before, your trees will need to be further apart when you use whoopies because the setup requires more length "overhead". Also, in various degrees on inclement weather, webbing is easier to adjust. With whoopies, I had to tuck the hammock under an arm to hold off the load while adjusting the whoopie. With webbing, I could just pull on the straps to adjust it. These are little subtleties that will become apparent as you experience both options. So whoopies are great if light weight is a priority and you have nice weather and plenty of trees from which to choose. But if the temps are cold and/or it's rainy; and your tree pairs are limited - like if you need to pitch near someone who is using a tent - then webbing will give you more options.
    Last edited by cougarmeat; 11-17-2018 at 19:50.

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