Thank you, thank you, thank you! I bought the red 1 inch webbing and my purple 2 inch rings and I'm working on how to attach everything to my hammock. Your pictures really help a lot. I read 50+ pages of the thread on rings and was exhausted! since I bought 30 ft of webbing, I planned on using 15 ft on each side... but I'm thinking 7.5 feet would probably be enough and I'd have enough to use on another hammock... just thinking ahead...
Thanks for providing a great web site for hammock camping. I have referred many new hikers/campers not only to this form, but also to your site. It’s difficult to keep up with all the new DIY projects and gear, so reading your site has been very helpful. It’s a great overview of hammock camping … Great dedication and work!
Ok - I know what the problem is...just gotta figure out how I want to fix it. The page is a series of tables, two cells wide. In the other sections, there is a pic in the left cell and the right cell is text, so it's free to resize to the browser window. In the tables where there are pics in both cells of a row, that table doesn't resize...even though the body division does. So the two easiest answers are to 1) remove all the pics from the right-hand cells, or 2) set a fixed table width for the body division. Opt 2 seems best, but then people with small windows will have the horizontal scroll bar on the bottom. Decisions, decisions.
Thanks to everyone for providing me these details.
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Here's a not-so-good pic of my Omega rings
Last edited by Splinter; 01-04-2009 at 16:28. Reason: Thought I'd add a pic
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BTW... On injuries, I cracked a bone in my elbow when a support failure dropped me onto a hardwood floor.
Took several months to get better<G>.
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Splinter and slowhike,
Thanks for your responses, and I don't want to take away from Just Jeff's original post for help with his new page, so forgive me if I step on toes...but for the sake of continuing this conversation...
...I used the info gained from Just Jeff's website (obligatory endorsement!), and armed with that knowledge, made my way to REI where I purchased the Omega Pacific rappel rings, 25kN carabiners, and 1" poly webbing. I had read where it's beneficial for the width of the webbing and the rings to be equal.
I will try the setup again after I experiment with just using the same 1" webbing and tying off to my trees with the improved Ed Speer 4 wrap technique. I changed the setup last night and have been in the hammock just about all day today reading and have noticed zero stretch and no slipping.
I have attached the loop end of my webbing to the carabiners at the ends of my new ENO Singlenest and run them to the trees without the use of any other hardware. I just used the new wrap method. We shall see how this works for me over the next couple of days. Just takes a wee bit longer to setup using this method. No biggie.
Your site keeps getting better and better. Thanks for your part in getting me comfortably off the ground and into the air.
On another note...JJ thanks for all that you do on your site and HF! The site is perfect and easy to follow, ie. it makes sense how you have the ideas laid out on it.
Oh yeah...I just borrowed your tarp tensioner ideas (don't look for any royalties ).
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