my hammock has a hook on the end. So I was thinking of making one that kindof looks like those cheap keychains with biners on one end and a keyring on the other
If you'll permit me some latitude, I'll hazard a guess though. Just because the load-bearing portions of my setup don't stretch appreciably doesn't mean they don't stretch at ALL. I'm thinking that the little bit of stretch that IS present, combined with the moving around that always accompanies occupation (over a short time) is enough to loosen the buckles. But like I said, just a guess.
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you know the cheap keyrings you can buy at wally world with keyring on one end and a biner on the other with a cheap piece of webbing in the middle. I believe my hammock is a treklight and it has a rope with a hook on the ends and I was think of taking pieces of a tie down strap making a loop for the descending rings(sewing it together) then on the other end sewing a loop for the biner.
I guess its not different. I was mainly just wondering if anyone thought it would work. I guess I'm dense today, but I've got my two daighters and my niece and they're driving me batty and I'm not thinking to well.
this ring buckle has the two descending ring tied together with rope, instead of using rope from rings to hammock, I was going to use the recyled webbing instead. and still use full length tie down straps from rings to tree.
Last edited by rigidpsycho; 05-17-2007 at 17:49.
sewing loops (one around the rings & one to form a larks head) would be stronger.
problem is that i'm thinking the rings need to be held tightly together to work.
maybe go around the rings twice before sewing the webbing together.
but even that will cause serious bunching in the webbing. i believe that weakens it too.
IMO, you might be better off to just buy some rope. the webbing could be made to work temporarily though. ...tim
don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!
only with the rings on one end and a plain loop on the other end.
I tied a carabiner to the suspension rope, clicked the free webbing loop into the carabiner and then used as usual. It worked and worked as well as rope. After some use I decided it was easier for me to use rope since I could tie and untie that without needing to sew anything.
So if you use webbing instead of rope to suspend the hammock you could use the ring buckle then also.