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    connecting hammock to webbing

    I found some plastic buckles (the kind that are snapped together and squeezed to release) do you think these would be suitable to hold about 150 lbs of person/ gear?

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    Short answer: no.
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    Wouldn't trust them for hammock suspension. Your rig needs to be able to support several times your weight.

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    Longer answer: absolutely 100% no.
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    emphatic answer : forgetaboutit
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    You will need climbing carabiners. Ask for them by name!
    Also, Dutch Biners are built to support your hammock, but not to climb with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    Longer answer: absolutely 100% no.
    Definetly this.

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    Phone a friend answer: no

    A good rule of thumb for safety is don't use anything that is rated at less than around a 1000 lbs breaking strength which will give you somewhere between 200 to 250 lb limit for a safe working load.
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    Yes! By all means! And post the video as well please.

    Joking aside, I'll second or third or fifth the suggestion to use only items rated over 1,000 lbs in your suspension system. The angles used in hammocks subject the materials to greater weight loading than would be found in vertical applications.

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    To join in the chorus: no.

    I've used these on backpacks, and most 1" ones tend to fail around 80 lbs of force, in my estimation. I'm sure that there are heavier-duty ones out there, but 80 lbs is about as much force as I'll ever put anywhere on a backpack anyway.

    You want five to ten times your weight in working load rating for whatever you're using to suspend yourself. Err towards the upper range on that, and you probably won't go wrong. Remember, this is the sort of situation where your life may be depending on what you're hanging from. Playing around with stuff that might hold you is probably not a good idea.

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