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    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo2112 View Post
    What if you were to tie the SS to the strap? Then you could attatch it at any point. I was thinking of using a double sheet bend. Do you think that would work?
    Yes, but why would you? The MSH is so much faster and easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Yes, but why would you? The MSH is so much faster and easier.
    I found myself wanting to do the exact same thing...and then I realized it was mostly because I really really wanted to find something awesome to use my newly made soft shackles on

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    I use soft shackles and woopie slings for years. I have never had a failure, or one slip. I would be very surprised if either way was slower, just what ever you get used to. I have mine up as fast a a cinch buckle set up. I like it better because no sharp or hard objects to deal with. It is a very light set up as well when you are concerned about weight as well. But in the end I think a lot of it is simply personal preference.

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    I recently made some SS's and tried them out in my front yard, then on one AT hike. They held just fine.

    However, it takes two hands doing fine work to open and close the SS's, whereas the MSH doesn't. Plus, the MSH is faster to put up and take down. I have used the MSH for a couple of years now with no problem.

    So, I'm going to experiment another time or two. But I'm not convinced that SS's are better than MSH's and may switch back.

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