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    Carabiners

    Where do you guys usually buy your carabiners at and what metal? For some reason I can find them for less than $5 each and all of them are aluminum, which probably won't do so well in the long run if use them for supports.

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    REI and the like has a good selection. I got my hiking biners online, though.
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    REI's are $5 each. Back in the day I remember them things a lot cheaper. Everything is on-line nowadays, heh.

    "The like" Hmm... never heard of them.

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    These are about as lightweight as they come in a climbing rated carabiner
    http://www.backcountrygear.com/catal...ail.cfm/CMP450
    Only site I have found that offers them in anodized and polished.
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    So what do you guys use, steel? Or does aluminum do the job for hammocking?

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    No one uses steel carabiners for anything, the only ones made are for rescue work and they are rated for something like 10,000 #.

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    The Trek Light biners are holding-up very well at home. They are .01 oz lighter than the Camp "Nano Wire" and $1.95 cheaper (on sale).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Take-a-knee View Post
    No one uses steel carabiners for anything, the only ones made are for rescue work and they are rated for something like 10,000 #.

    So, is it safe to say most people use aluminum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    These are about as lightweight as they come in a climbing rated carabiner
    http://www.backcountrygear.com/catal...ail.cfm/CMP450
    Only site I have found that offers them in anodized and polished.

    I have these on my setup thanks to JRB's raffle at the 1st MAHHA hang. I was using ones rated at 150lbs, and quickly changed them out.

    I think spending a little extra to make sure you don't drop is worth it. I'm replacing both my boys setups with these.

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