Not sure if i should post this in the JRB catagory or suspension, but I suspect it will diverge into a general suspension topic.
I got a chance to use my JRB BMBH hammock this past weekend (luv it!), but had a difficult time setting up the suspension. It was my understanding that the web system with tri-buckle was intended to eliminate the use of tree straps, in which case it would be simple and fairly light.
However I encountered two problems:
1. It was harder to thread the tri-buckles and slide them along to the optimum place with gloves on and wind blowing @ 22° than i would have thought.
2. When I got one side adjusted it would slide down the tree when as I was adjusting the other side. Back and forth, back and forth; I felt like I was in a Laural and Hardy skit.
This is how I set it up:
The second day I rigged up an alternate method using my HH Tree Huggers, Dutch clip, steel rings from the hardware store, and a carabiener.
It worked great except the carabiner allowed too much ring separation.
So, my question is this: Is the above pictured JRB OEM suspension set up correct?
IF it is, then I think I may convert to making my own tree huggers with sewn in rings (to eliminate the carabiners)