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    tie up.

    who's using the hennessy knot, rings, or carabiners to hang with. seems the h. knot to me is simplest. not sure how to use a biner that would be faster. although i have seen a video on using two rings with a biner that looks relativley safe and easy. thanks

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    I started out using the Hennessy knot but quickly changed to using two rings and finally converted to Whoopie slings without any regrets. Whoopies are fast and easy,

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluejeans View Post
    I started out using the Hennessy knot but quickly changed to using two rings and finally converted to Whoopie slings without any regrets. Whoopies are fast and easy,
    +1 on this...same route here.

    Most recent change for me is to replace the toggle in the MSH knot with a climbing rated carabiner, onto which I slip the whoopie sling directly. It functions as the toggle in the MSH knot, but there's no possibility at all of the whoopie sling coming off the knot and onto the toggle or straight to the ground.

    Since I toss and turn a good bit in my sleep, this had been a concern for me.

    The HH knot works, but it's a major pain to adjust during your setup. Simpler to just put in the MSH knot about where you want it and then make your adjustments with the whoopies.

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    rings, biner

    ldutchboy, you got a photo of your setup? anyone else with rings and biner, thanks

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    rings and biner

    i found a great video showing these two items for a fast and secure set-up. gonna give it a try.

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    Whoopies and Biners

    I was out with my dad Owl at the KC hang in Woodridge. Towelie showed us his adaptation to the MSH and Woopies by using a "skinny biner" in place of the MSH. I prefer this for the simplicity and for the fact that the MSH and toggle never worked well for me. I wouldn't care if i had to go back to rings and biners, but the whoopies are the best.
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    Hennessy knot for me. May use rings later down the line

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    Whoopies make it much easier to center between the trees, take up slack, or make minor adjustments once the hammock is up without re tying the fig. 8. How you choose to attach the whoopies to your tree straps(carabiner, marlinspike hitch, etc.) is a matter of ease of use/weight/space considerations. It's all good!

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    I use rings and biners. Super quick setup and secure as all heck.

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    whoopies and 'biners for me, super easy and fast as well
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