Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Tupelo, MS
    Hammock
    DIY DL 1.1 Hennessey Clone.
    Tarp
    Winter Dream Clone
    Insulation
    Pads & DIY UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies!!!
    Posts
    58
    Images
    8

    Question Marlin Spike on ENO DN

    This may be a dumb question but I have never camped a hammock.

    Have read many threads here so am learning.

    Have a DN w/Slap Strap Pros and wondered if instead of the caribiner could you take the rope that is on the DN, put it thru the Slap Strap loop and then put a spike thru that? I feel like that is the same principle as the Marlin Spike but I might be missing something & don't want a rude awakening in the middle of the night.

    Any ideas would be much appreciated.

    I have a DN for me and am looking at two SN for my two sons, 12 & 11 to use on hikes and BSA campouts.

    Thanks, FH

    ETA: Oh, HI everyone! Didn't realize this was first post!
    Last edited by FontanaHorseman; 10-15-2010 at 11:48. Reason: 1st post

  2. #2
    Should work, and should increase the life span of the rope on the hammock, if using a toggle larger in diameter than that of the carabiner.

    Personally I wouldn't use a toggle in my suspension system. When your in the hammock it would be locked tight, but when you get out and release the tension and move things about there is a chance, slim maybe, but nontheless a chance of it moving.

    If it worked its way over to where one end was just barely inserted, you could get an unpleasant suprise.

    I didn't care for the small biners on my DN, and replaced them with standard non locking biners. This gave me more room for tying in my ridgeline, and whatever else I might want to do there. Setting up I start with the spike hitch on one end, then on the other end I insert the webbing, pull it taught, and do what speer calls the 4 wrap (2 or 3 in my use) on the biner.

  3. #3
    New Member sunstrike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    Hammock
    ENO Double nest
    Tarp
    WBBMJ
    Insulation
    KAQ New river
    Suspension
    Whoopies & MSH
    Posts
    21
    i dont use the slap straps but i use straps from strapworks and use a marlin spike hitch and take my biner around the spike has worked fine for over 10 hangs and no slipping of spike or the biner

  4. #4
    Senior Member eflat7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Pinebluff, NC
    Hammock
    Eno Doublenest
    Tarp
    OES Standard
    Insulation
    AHE KAQ
    Suspension
    Amsteel w\MSH
    Posts
    1,473
    Images
    37
    I have a 7' long piece of amsteel with a locked brummel on each end that I replaced my suspension with. I just run that through my treehuggers and put in a MSH and I'm good to go. Spent over 20 nights in my hammock this year with no slippage. I used aluminum tubes used in tent repair kits for my toggles.

    Basically my DN has a long piece of amsteel out of each end I run through a tree hugger and spike hitch it. Fast, easy, and adjustable.

  5. #5
    Senior Member coolkayaker1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Fox Valley, Illinois
    Hammock
    ENO, HH ULB, WBBB, GT
    Tarp
    WBSuperfly
    Insulation
    AHELR,Agnes,WInCub
    Suspension
    Cinch,Tglides,Whoo
    Posts
    401

    Been there, done that, original poster. PHOTOS


  6. #6
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Matthews,NC
    Hammock
    ENO Double Nest
    Tarp
    Still Searching
    Insulation
    Big Agnus
    Suspension
    Straps
    Posts
    6
    I did away with the slap straps and ordered 7' polyester straps and cinch buckles from Arrowhead Equipement. The cinch buckles come with a length of Chain Link. Marlin Hitched the chain link to existing rope of DN. Has worked well so far.

Similar Threads

  1. Marlin Spike
    By coachhahn in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-13-2014, 13:51
  2. Why Marlin Spike?
    By Apeman1470 in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 06-26-2014, 17:59
  3. Marlin spike useful?
    By bmwrider in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 12-05-2013, 08:47
  4. All-in-One Marlin Spike?
    By ninkum in forum Whoopie Slings
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-15-2012, 15:19
  5. DIY Marlin Spike
    By Widerstand in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 05-27-2012, 15:00

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •