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Here comes the questions from the noob!! I want to replace my Slap straps and have went to the Arrowhead Equipment site. I don't quite understand exactly what I need. They have Whoopie sling, Webbing lines, ETC,
I want to get what I would need to replace the Slap straps for my eno double nest. I will be practicing with them before we go backpacking in August. Please suggest to me what I should be buying.
Maybe there is a link already on the forum explaining. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Brian ~Have you seen the three part series by forum member Grizzly Adams (AKA Grizz, AKA Professor Hammock?) It's great and in addition to answering some questions about how whoopies, there are other neat ideas.
PS - I am in So Cal too. Whittier.
Actually, an even more basic set up uses webbing and cinch buckles. Paul sell cinch buckle with a chain link. This would be secured to your hammock. The webbing goes around the tree and connect to the hammock through the cinch buckles. Very easy and straightforward set up and very easy to adjust.
Check out Shug's and Grizz's videos for a lot more info.
Everybody, Thanks for the great info and leads. I always thought what is the big deal if something ways 14ozs or 4ozs. But when you start figuring all the items that you need to pack those ounces and up.
Will keep you posted on what I get.
Lizzie, I go down to Whittier quite often. My dad is at Rose Hills.
Last edited by Brian in so cal; 07-08-2010 at 17:40.
Sorry to hear about your dad. Lost mine in 2001. Didn't do much camping, he worked for the goverment and was always traveling. But when he was home we had some great hikes together. The best one being from Idyllwild to the Palm Springs tram. Then took the tram down and my mom picked us up. I will never forget that one. That was over 35 years ago.
Hey Brian, sorry I missed this thread the other day, been swamped If you still need help with your suspension shoot me a PM and I will get you me number and we can talk about what might work for you.
Beep, Lizzie, Odds,
Thanks for the info about the Youtube videos. Great to see how it is done.
Will be going with AHE straps and cinch buckles. Just need to find out if I need the chain link with them or not. Not sure which is better, putting the hammock carabiner onto the cinch strap or a chain link?