Kind of like the recent thread asking if there's a concussion in my future
I've had my hammock (my first one mind you) for all of a few days now. I've been hanging in my garage using straps and the original biners that came with the hammock. A friendly forum member here mailed me my first set of whoopie slings - thanks Flangler! - and last night I decided to give them a shot.
I went from the original setup that came with the hammock:
To this using the whoopie slings:
And then attached the whoopie sling to the straps using a Marlin Spike Hitch and toggles made from a branch
Front of the toggle:
Back of the toggle:
I tested this out for about an hour while intentionally swinging the a little and doing some serious shifting around in the hammock. Everything seems to hold just fine. The only concern I have, but didn't get a picture of, is that the toggles seem to "angle" a bit. By that I mean when first set they make a perfect "T" in the strap, perpendicular to the strap, but after a while they angle one way or the other off the perpendicular line. Is there any chance they could angle too much and drop me on my ***? I'm not sure that's really a problem since the whoopie is hooked around the knot, but still I'm paranoid.
Anything amiss with how I did this or am I good to go?