Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Adirondacks
    Posts
    15

    Need help w/guyline and other accessories

    I want to thank everyone for their help in deciding which model to choose. I went with Traveler 1.1DL (adjustable strap webbing) with a Mamajamba tarp w/pulls. The deciding factor for me was the more open feeling I will hopefully get with the BugNet. Kindly let me say that I am pleased to be part of your community.

    I did not order guyline, carabiners, or anything else as I was not sure where to start. Never having seen, set up or used a hammock I really am at a loss for what lines, and lengths, carabiners and so forth I'll need to properly set up the hammock and tarp.

    I would appreciate any help you could give me with what I might need for accessories. Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Jcavenagh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Chicago Area
    Hammock
    WBBB DL 1.1 & 1.7
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    HG Incbtr-AH Potmc
    Suspension
    WB Adj Web
    Posts
    1,197
    Images
    22
    2 climbing grade carabiners $6-7 each - for use with the hammock

    2 mini biners or cheapo biners from the box by the register $1 each - for use with the tarp NEVER use the lightweight biners for the hammock...PAIN results

    50 -100 ft 7/64 Amsteel or other Dyneema rope - $0.60/ft or so...make sure whatever rope you get is "static" line; a single braid dyneema will also allow you to make whoopie slings, nacrabiners and other cool rope tricks

    4 bungees or some other shock cord to allow a flexible tie down - $3

    8-10 tent stakes - $4-20 depending on what stakes you buy

    watch Shugs vids for noobs - FREE
    take everything out in the woods... play nice

  3. #3
    dragon360's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Hammock
    WBBB/TR, DIY, HH, SB DL, GT UL
    Tarp
    ID/OES/WB/WL
    Insulation
    HG/WB/Go-Lite/WB
    Suspension
    Whoopie/Straps/DW
    Posts
    6,391
    Images
    1
    Shug's videos are a way to start. As is the search on HF or Google as well. Many choices of guylines so its more a matter of what you like, your style, price etc but you can look at Mason's line, triptease, speer no-tangle, zing-it etc. In regards to biners, you have choices their with the light Nano line, or the Dutch clip, nacro-biners (you can simply just thread it through itself as well).

    Then comes the world of insulation, pads, topquilts and underquilts. Loads of info on here for that.

    Lots to look through but at least you are in th right place!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

  4. #4
    Senior Member Jcavenagh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Chicago Area
    Hammock
    WBBB DL 1.1 & 1.7
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    HG Incbtr-AH Potmc
    Suspension
    WB Adj Web
    Posts
    1,197
    Images
    22
    Also watch A Brief Primer on Hammock Suspension Pts 1,2,3 by Grizz
    see Suspension forum

  5. #5
    Senior Member Jcavenagh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Chicago Area
    Hammock
    WBBB DL 1.1 & 1.7
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    HG Incbtr-AH Potmc
    Suspension
    WB Adj Web
    Posts
    1,197
    Images
    22
    I lurked here for about 6 mos before signing up ... then signed up...SOOOOO MUCH info
    Learning all these tips, tricks, and trials is a most excellent adventure...enjoy

  6. #6
    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    DIY GreenBeanHammock
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps/HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Frankenquilt/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    16,016
    Images
    62
    Here is PART 5 from my 10 PART "Hammock for Noobs" Series......this is where tarp intel starts.
    Hope it helps.
    Shug

    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

    Shug's YouTube Videos

  7. #7
    Senior Member Str1der's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Conyers, Ga
    Hammock
    Blackbird 1.7 DL
    Tarp
    BMJ w/pullouts
    Insulation
    Phoenix/Incubator
    Suspension
    Huggers/whoopies
    Posts
    570
    As far as guy lines go, I pirated this idea from Shane and I love it ! (http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...nsioning+lines). Simple, easily adjusted, self-tensioning, takes the stress point off the tarp, and allows for adjustments to be made from under the tarp.

  8. #8
    gunner76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Beaufort, NC
    Hammock
    Blackbird 1.7 double
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    UGQs ZEPPELIN
    Suspension
    Dutch Clips
    Posts
    8,087
    Images
    39
    As far as guy lines go, I pirated this idea from Shane and I love it ! (http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...nsioning+lines). Simple, easily adjusted, self-tensioning, takes the stress point off the tarp, and allows for adjustments to be made from under the tarp.
    I am getting a 404 page error when I try the link
    Frosty Butt Hang Jan 2015 .................. Fat Butt Hang April 2015..........Hunger / Halloween Hang Oct 2015

    neusioktrail.org ..................... Free Hammock Classes

    I am 18 with 44 years of experience !

  9. #9
    Senior Member Str1der's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Conyers, Ga
    Hammock
    Blackbird 1.7 DL
    Tarp
    BMJ w/pullouts
    Insulation
    Phoenix/Incubator
    Suspension
    Huggers/whoopies
    Posts
    570
    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    I am getting a 404 page error when I try the link
    Hahaha. Apparently, an ellipses was introduced into the previous link which rendered it unusable. That's probably on me, although I'm not quite sure how I managed to pull that off. Anyway, here's the link (http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...nsioning+lines).

    *I guess the forum inputs the ellipses because it happened again! No worries though since this link is working.
    Last edited by Str1der; 05-09-2011 at 10:38.

  10. #10
    Member Green Mountain Boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Brownsville, VT
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.0dl + DIY
    Tarp
    WB Superfly
    Insulation
    SPE & Sum Phoenix
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    73
    Images
    6
    +1 on shane's guyline method, light, easy, glow-in-the-dark...
    Last edited by Green Mountain Boy; 05-09-2011 at 10:41. Reason: punctuation

Similar Threads

  1. FS various packs and accessories
    By swa0210 in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 09-07-2012, 10:34
  2. under quilt accessories
    By mrsmileyns in forum Under Quilts
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-10-2012, 10:57
  3. Accessories To Help DIY Sewing
    By OneThing in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-12-2011, 01:17
  4. WTB Jetboil PCS accessories.
    By KayakCarl in forum Want to Buy
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-09-2011, 22:28
  5. hennessy accessories
    By wanashunkaha in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-28-2008, 18:49

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
  •