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    Dave Canterbury youtube hammock video

    I am a big fan of youtube, you can learn to do anything on there and I learn things easier by watching. Dave Canterbury of Dual Survival fame is my second favorite after Shug. Dave's latest vidoe is about hammocks and the padding looks like a good idea, but his use of rope and tiny little open hooks gives me pause. I've used rope when I need my straps for other things but was under to impression it was bad for the tree. That tiny little hook just looks silly.

    I use a crappy app on my phone to come here, so I dont know how or if I can put a link to the video. Please one of you PC cowboys help me out and put the link in your reply.
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    I just watched that video and I'll stick with my down . Not a bad idea (hardly new) if funds are tight...

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    I'm a longtime subscriber to Dave's channels going way back to before he was on TV. His focus has always been low cost "common man" self reliance and survival skills.
    I was eager to watch that video last night when it appeared in my inbox.

    I had the same concerns about the rope and the s hook that you did but I was not too worried about it. Dave never presents things as the only way to do it and he often mentions how viewers respond and provide him with more information in the viewer comments section. Once I got past the point that my hero was not using amsteel whoopies and tree straps (grin), I found myself admiring the simplicity of the slip knot/stopper knot idea. I am especially interested in how it could potentially replace or be used instead of a marlin spike hitch.
    I am going to experiment with the idea using my tree straps and a carabiner or a descender ring to provide the interface link between the slip knot and my amsteel.

    I watched the video shortly after it was posted and users had already commented on possible condensation issues from using reflectix and a pad as insulation under a sleeping bag. Dave's reply was that it had not caused him problems when he used it.

    All in all, not a bad quick tip from The Man! lol

    Here is the video

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resqsarge03 View Post
    ...I found myself admiring the simplicity of the slip knot/stopper knot idea. I am especially interested in how it could potentially replace or be used instead of a marlin spike hitch.
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    I love knots but would not use them on amsteel. In use I think making a marlin spike hitch and putting the loop of a whoopie sling over it is as simple if not more simple than his technique. YMMV.
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    Watched Dave before 'the fame', gave up on him .... just not my 'cup a tea'. HYOH ...

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    i have used this system but i put the reflectix down first with the foam pad over it. It didn't cause any condensation problems and worked very well down to about 40 degrees. good inexpensive idea though!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auggiedog View Post
    i have used this system but i put the reflectix down first with the foam pad over it. It didn't cause any condensation problems and worked very well down to about 40 degrees. good inexpensive idea though!!!
    I think this might be better as well. I've tried what is basically single sided reflectix between the hammock layers, with considerable condensation. My part of the world can get quite humid.

    I like his rope use. When I take a couple of friends on steep country etc. I will carry 60-100ft of rope just for those special moments. So I can see the logic of making use of it. In my mind, it wouldnt hurt for him to carry 2x 2ft x 2in strap for the back of the tree...1 or 2 oz?

    Maybe if we call it the Whoopie Whopper....or Supersize me Whoopie-style, then it will catch on....maybe......

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    please leave some trees for the grandkids

    Quote Originally Posted by Resqsarge03 View Post
    I'm a longtime subscriber to Dave's channels going way back to before he was on TV. His focus has always been low cost "common man" self reliance and survival skills.
    I was eager to watch that video last night when it appeared in my inbox.

    I had the same concerns about the rope and the s hook that you did but I was not too worried about it. Dave never presents things as the only way to do it and he often mentions how viewers respond and provide him with more information in the viewer comments section. Once I got past the point that my hero was not using amsteel whoopies and tree straps (grin), I found myself admiring the simplicity of the slip knot/stopper knot idea. I am especially interested in how it could potentially replace or be used instead of a marlin spike hitch.
    I am going to experiment with the idea using my tree straps and a carabiner or a descender ring to provide the interface link between the slip knot and my amsteel.

    I watched the video shortly after it was posted and users had already commented on possible condensation issues from using reflectix and a pad as insulation under a sleeping bag. Dave's reply was that it had not caused him problems when he used it.

    All in all, not a bad quick tip from The Man! lol

    Here is the video


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    those ropes are eating bark!

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    I will try it out this weekend but I am going to use biners. I'm sure it works great but those tiny little hooks are not for me.
    Carpe noctem!!

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