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    So can you use your belt for hammock suspension?

    I can

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    i use a tree hugger as a belt with these
    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    i use a tree hugger as a belt with these
    LoL! I've got hundreds of those! Never thought about hanging from a plastic buckle.

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    Hairband into a prusik....can I play too? My cart straps double as my tree straps when I get to my destination, but I don't turn them into my belt. I suppose I could, but they're 2" wide, so I'll refrain from doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivaB View Post
    Hairband into a prusik....
    Good one!

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    i used one tree-hugger as a belt and the other for a leach, but at camp my pants kept falling down and my dog ran away
    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    my dog ran away
    Now thats a real bummer. I had that happen before. It totally sux!

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    Karl,

    Are you using the buckle as part of your hammock suspension? Are the buckles strong enough? Or are you using a marlinspike hitch on the doubled belt ends without putting any load on the buckle? Inquiring minds want to know.

    LostInSpace,

    That's a beautiful job on the leather belt, but what I'm interested in is a tree hugger that's safe. Your sewn-in rings look nice and strong. Are you hanging from them rather than the plastic buckle? Could you use two rings instead of a buckle? For the trail I'd leave the nice leather belt at home and use a strap that could double as a tree hugger.

    David
    Last edited by WV; 09-07-2013 at 20:17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    Karl,
    Are you using the buckle as part of your hammock suspension? Are the buckles strong enough? Or are you using a marlinspike hitch on the doubled belt ends without putting any load on the buckle? Inquiring minds want to know.
    David
    no. not part of suspension. i just weave the strap thru buckle. the belt and leach are just for backup if needed. i only needed one once up north when tree was too big around
    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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