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    Proper use of Whoopi sling

    New to hanging. How do I use a Whoopie sling with my new ENO bug net? Where does it attach? I use a grand trunk webbing for my ENO Hammock.

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    Whoopie Slings are for hammock suspension, so they really have nothing to do with the bugnet. You'll have to decide if you want to use Grand Trunk webbing as your hammock suspension, or whoopie slings.
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    So Whoopie slings would be much lighter then the grand trunk webbing. I weigh about 185 lbs. so it would support me. Do you have a loop on each end? Does the loop go around the tree and tie into dutchware?

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    Whoopies have loops on both ends. One end Larks-Heads thru the channel at the end of the hammock (thru the fabric). The other end is towards the tree. BUT, you use some tree straps around the tree first. Then you can use all sorts of things to attach the Whoopie, to the tree strap. You can do a Marlin-Spike-Hitch (MS). Look that up and watch Shug's video on it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPDPEEcKlDQ

    Or just spend about 10 hours and watch all of Shug's great video's on hammocks.
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    Just watched the video, where Whoopie slings are different colors, used the marlin-spike hitch and toogle. Thank you. Understanding better now..like that you can adjust Ridgeline

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    Welcome!

    Whoopie slings are very strong and will easily support your weight. There are many ways a whoopie slings can be attached to a hammock and many ways they can attach to tree straps. The straps are important for protecting the trees and promoting a responsible stewardship of the land, especially on public lands. As mentioned above, Shug has a thorough compendium of videos relating to whoopie slings and all the other suspension options. Those can help you decide what is the best way for you to attach the slings to your hammock and to the tree straps.

    Note that a ridgeline either refers to the cordage used to suspend a tarp above your hammock, or a structural ridgeline (SRL) is a piece of cordage strung between the two ends of your hammock. It creates a consistent sag of the hammock for a comfortable lay, and will also keep bug netting or an over cover suspended above you so that it doesn't drape on your face. It's also a convenient place to hang an organizer pocket, eye glasses, or other accessories like lights, fans, or the Hangtime Hook which you can use to clamp and position your phone for reading or watching more Shug videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InHunter View Post
    Just watched the video, where Whoopie slings are different colors, used the marlin-spike hitch and toogle. Thank you. Understanding better now..like that you can adjust Ridgeline
    What do you mean? Whoopie slings provide no adjustability to the hammock ridgeline.
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    They do if you use one AS a ridgeline. My ridgeline is a UCR...

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    Quote Originally Posted by InHunter View Post
    New to hanging. How do I use a Whoopie sling with my new ENO bug net? Where does it attach? I use a grand trunk webbing for my ENO Hammock.
    Are you asking about using a whoopie sling ridgeline on the hammock? That would be an adjustable ridgeline that runs from one end of the hammock to the other, usually attached to the suspension. See Derek Hansen's illustration here:http://theultimatehang.com/2012/07/0...k-camping-101/
    Bubble number 6 is pointing to the ridgeline. Most ridgelines are a fixed length, but they can be made to be adjustable. Mine is.

    Or do you mean whoopie slings to hang the hammock itself? If so, there are two, one on each end and they hook onto the attachment points, usually tree straps. If you've seen Shug's video, you've seen how that works. Here's another look from Grizz or Professor Hammock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw6P3pHt8KI

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    I'll read the chapter in Hansen's book on Anchor points and suspension systems. Thanks.

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