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    yeah, i think that is one of the best ones from the whole fig 9 thread. i am difinately planning on making one

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    I thought it was, too. The only issue so far is that, when you run the webbing through all three slots, it's not quick-adjustable like a backpack strap. You can adjust it, but it takes a second.

    Not a big deal, though. The line adjusts and ties off in no time. I really like these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
    I thought it was, too. The only issue so far is that, when you run the webbing through all three slots, it's not quick-adjustable like a backpack strap. You can adjust it, but it takes a second.

    Not a big deal, though. The line adjusts and ties off in no time. I really like these.
    what if you just had 2 slots like the plastic ones on backpacks, the ones you can just pull? would it slip? did the origional have 3 slots or 2?

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    I had a hammock hung like that on the same tree for a while and I started noticing the needles turning brown. I took it off and the tree looked healthy again. It could have been from the constriction of the hugger...but I'm sure one or two nights wouldn't damage a tree.

    One thing, though - it's a little difficult to do the figure-8 lashing on one loop like that. I usually passed the cord through the webbing's loop a second time...made it easier for me.
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    andersj's had three. So did my prototype, although the slots were a good amount wider than the final versions. With the prototype, I could pull it out just in my hands using two slots. Not so with the new ones, but I haven't tried it weighted yet. I'll give it a try in the next couple days (busy with a wedding prank most of this week) and report back.

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    I've been watching this thread. The redwoods around here take about 8 feet of webbing on average, and up to about 15 feet for the bigger ones. I'm carrying climbing webbing right now but it's really heavy. I am thinking of 12 or 15 foot tree huggers out of 1" polyester webbing... will have to test those out.

    There's some really large trees in the Sierra I want to be sure I can use while backpacking.

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    if you wanted to, couldn't you just hang from smaller trees?

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    It depends. I'm able to find smaller trees pretty easily now, but I really don't know how easy it'll be to find smaller trees where I normally backpack. That wasn't something I thought about a lot before I considered hammocking! I just need a bit more experience hanging.

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    i have only been to the sierras once, but seems like i remember lots of "regular" sized trees. would be cool to hang from a giant one though.

    i checked out the mariposa sequoia grove near yosimite, it is an amazing site to see trees that big. just a really awesome place.

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    If I'm camping with a ground dweller, I'd like to pick trees near them. At least one site in my mind has trees at least 3 feet in diameter, requiring over 10 feet of web.

    The really big trees, I can't imagine having enough webbing for them. At 6 feet diameter you're looking at over 20 feet of webbing to go around once! Any bigger than that and it just isn't happening...

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