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    amsteel slips through rings in garda hitch

    amsteel slips through the rings in the garda hitch on my DIY hammock. What's the stuff Hennessy uses on their hammock ends? It's very sturdy and doesn't slip. Alternately, how do you attach the amsteel (whoopies) to the tree huggers/poly strap?

    thanks, sky

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    Attach 1 ring into the end of each tree-strap. Larkshead the amsteel into the ring.

    This will give you a fully attached suspension system.
    Wrap the huggers around the tree, adjust the whoopies as needed, and presto you are done.

    This is how I do it.

    See this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyclad View Post
    amsteel slips through the rings in the garda hitch on my DIY hammock. What's the stuff Hennessy uses on their hammock ends? It's very sturdy and doesn't slip. Alternately, how do you attach the amsteel (whoopies) to the tree huggers/poly strap?

    thanks, sky
    Spectra sheathed polyester rope is what Hennessey uses. If your Garda Hitch is slipping, make more rounds around both rings before running between them. Two is all you will need most likely.

    Whoopies can be attached any number of ways. If your sliding loop is at the tree hugger you will need something like a wire gate 'biner or the Dutch Biner so you have free flow of the cord as you adjust. If it is the fixed end, use Rugs method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rat View Post
    If your sliding loop is at the tree hugger you will need something like a wire gate 'biner or the Dutch Biner so you have free flow of the cord as you adjust. If it is the fixed end, use Rugs method.
    My method slides just fine. See pic #2 and #3.
    I just 'lock it' (pic #1) when everything is set.
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    IMHO a Garda hitch shouldn't be used with am steel. Too much chance of it crushing and cutting the rope. I'd only use the Garda with webbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    IMHO a Garda hitch shouldn't be used with am steel. Too much chance of it crushing and cutting the rope. I'd only use the Garda with webbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyclad View Post
    amsteel slips through the rings in the garda hitch on my DIY hammock. What's the stuff Hennessy uses on their hammock ends? It's very sturdy and doesn't slip. Alternately, how do you attach the amsteel (whoopies) to the tree huggers/poly strap?

    thanks, sky
    Watch Shug's video on that. I learned from him to use the Marlin Spike Hitch to attach Whoopies to Tree Huggers. He makes it so Easy Squeezy!!! Thanks Shug!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ldcakes View Post
    Watch Shug's video on that. I learned from him to use the Marlin Spike Hitch to attach Whoopies to Tree Huggers. He makes it so Easy Squeezy!!! Thanks Shug!!
    I watched Shugs video 1 time on that and knew how to make the marlin spike,, Easy Easy. Had to watch 1 more time because it was so easy, I thought I did it wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ldcakes View Post
    Watch Shug's video on that. I learned from him to use the Marlin Spike Hitch to attach Whoopies to Tree Huggers. He makes it so Easy Squeezy!!! Thanks Shug!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunnr72 View Post
    I watched Shugs video 1 time on that and knew how to make the marlin spike,, Easy Easy. Had to watch 1 more time because it was so easy, I thought I did it wrong.
    One thing I learned making videos is to keep up with what members wanna see at that time. Figured to do it s-l-o-w-l-y..... Really, then I don't have to answer and type as many explanations.
    Really glad it helped ya'll.
    But there are so many more ways now to do the tree hugger whoopie deal.
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