BB, if the CC buckle work for you, then go for it! Like I told you today, I don't make fun of anyone's gear if it works for them. That's all that matters.
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A lot of talk about knots around the ring and web slippage. Here's my system that seems to work well:
On each end:
- One 2ft length of 5mm "climbing" rope (1122 pounds), tie the ends with a square knot to form a loop about 1 foot long.
- Lark's heads on both the hammock and the rings, try very hard to equally distribute the tension on both spans.
- 1" polyester webbing, 15' long (1500 pounds) from an auto parts store for motorcycle tie down (I really don't care for the camo, but for $9.99 it fit my budget) ?same as harbor freight?
As you can see in the pix, the tag end is loose, don't even need a girth hitch or whatever, but I will tie it off when camping.
I tried the Lark Head on my rings but it did not seem to keep the rings aligned with each other well enough to eliminate a slippage problem. I changed to the Anchor Hitch and don't have that problem.
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They look to be about the same thing as Harbor Freight. Most stores (WalMart, Big Lots, K-Mart, etc) sell the polyester webbing ratchet straps, but Harbor Freight has been by far the cheapest ones i have found to date.
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Another vote for the anchor hitch. I use that on my ridgeline and hammock supports. Works good enough so far.
Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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I just picked up the HF strap yesterday for $2.99. Havent tried it out yet (thats tonight!)
I have the HH Desert Rat.
1. How imperitive is it to use the straps around a tree?
2. Can the cord that is attached to the ends hammock be used to wrap the tree?
3. Anyone know the diameter of this cord?
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