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    Quote Originally Posted by Snipen View Post
    I'm going to have to look up the milking you mention opie984, I'm not sure what that is so probably didn't do it.
    Look for milking at 4:36 & 6:28 here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw6P3pHt8KI
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    Mine "slips" just a bit sometimes if I don't tighten the Marlin spike hitch enough, but all that seems to do is self tighten the knot(s). I notice it less if I use a Girth hitch. Can't tell you why.
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    So I was finally able to set up again last night. Found out two things, one I was tying the marlin spike incorrectly,, and two I apparently wasn't tightening the tree strap enough.

    After setup I still had some slipping but it occurred as the tree strap locked down on it self on the tree. I was looping the strap through the fixed loop not using a dutch clip or carabiner. I might go back to a dutch clip if I keep having the slippage. So things are getting better.

    Its all a learning curve. Especially when I start trying things I've never done before

    Thank you all for the help and suggestions, and let me know if there is something else I should be doing.

    Steve

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    Snipen, I had some poppinng on my last hang. I think it might have been the larkshead tightening up at the hammock end. I also noticed my fixed loop bury seemed a little less buried and the stitches I placed looked loose and frayed. I replaced them with a locked brummel and we'll see if that takes care of the popping. I'm a big guy so I would imagine it's common for some stretching to take place during the first 15 minutes or so.
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