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    Cool Trying to find a good suspension

    Hi I'm new to hammock camping and I don't know how to hang my hammock.i was wondering what your favorite suspension is. I would also like to know how you hang that suspension. Thanks and happy hanging

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    I like whoopie slings, toggle and Tree strap. Many like Straps and buckles. http://dutchwaregear.com/components/

    How-To videos....https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=15516
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    Senior Member Bic's Avatar
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    I like whoopie slings, climbing rated carabiner, and tree straps

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    There are 26,442 members on here and probably very few hang exactly the same. It will take you a bit of time and $ but start with one and see if it works for you. If not maybe the next will. There are just too many variables to say that any particular suspension is the ultimate and only suspension to use. And then some of us are never even satisfied with the best and are constantly looking for that little tweek to make it faster, lighter , easier. I even had one that it was said had more lines than a sailboat. Welcome to the fun.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    What I did was look at the options, see which one seemed the simplest to start with, and got that one. In my case, it ended up being descender rings and straps. Now i've got a second with whoopie slings on them and none the worse for wear.

    Shug has a TON of helpful videos on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/shugemery


    as well as Grizz: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProfessorHammock

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    There are two of these! Double coverage = more responses?

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    I have a Clark NX-250 hammock, and initially used its stock ropes and added drip rings to suspend it, always attaching the ropes to tree-straps to protect the bark. Worked fine.

    I have since swapped out the stock ropes and drip rings for two large carabiners, and swapped out the original tree straps for Kammok Python straps. Super fast and easy to hang and adjust, but a weight penalty if that's a consideration for you.

    There is a dizzying array of options, and I'd like to suggest that you'll want to experiment until you find the method that works best for you and your rig.

    That said, "The Ultimate Hang" book was for me the fastest and most effective way to get my head around suspension options, hammock camping in general, and it was my Rosetta stone to the wealth of info and experience here on HF.
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    I did exactly the same thing as "Pax" with my nx250 and have been very pleased. My blackbird and ridge runner both use the stock straps and buckles. Very pleased with them as well. Whoopies on two of my other hammocks are great. There are many good solutions. Good luck.

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    Easiest I have used yet and I have used many. Just wrap and clip to itself and adjust to how you want and done.
    Where ever you go,
    There you are.

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    Straps, toggles, whoopies for me. Gary at readystrap has excellent prices (and quality, from what I hear) and I currently have the pleasure of being in the midst of a transaction with him. Whoopies are quick and easy to make. I can probably knock out a set in ~20min when I have my supplies laid out in front of me. Also toying with ucr's currently to save weight, but that is my mission right now. You may be able to find more easily adjustable methods if you don't mind some extra hardware, but HYOH, you will probably see every way there is to string up a hammock here
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