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    Senior Member ikemouser's Avatar
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    Replacement parts

    I like to have a store of replacement parts for all my gear when I go on thru hikes. With all of you helping maybe we can come up with a kit that has backups incase something happens in the field. This kit should include all the types of ropes/webbing used, some needle and thread, buckles, etc. THe problem is i do not know what kind of ropes/webbing/buckles are required, so if anyone knows this info, chime in and we can add it to the list of what is needed. Thanks

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    For the suspension: some extra rope for field repairs, about 15' and the needle used for splicing. That's it.

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    Senior Member ikemouser's Avatar
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    what kinds of rope

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    Basically, whatever you are presently using for suspension, be it straps http://http://www.strapworks.com/ or ropes. Amsteel http://www.amsteelblue.com/ seems to be popular, lightweight , strong, reasonably priced. Rope does pack nicer and smaller. Pick the size you need for your application.
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    Then some more accessory cord for tying things together. A lite duty paracord or masons line would work here, makes a good clothesline,etc. Duct tape, you gotta have duct tape. Roll a bunch around a pencil. Firestarter, whistle, a good strong needle with thimble, good thread for stitching stuff up, and the list goes on and on.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imwHhxtN99Y&feature=fvw
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    After enough time you will probably accumulate replacement parts from switching things out and trying new stuff. When I get something like webbing or buckles I like to get extras for future experiments or setups. The only thing I can think of that may be a little tough to replace on a thru is your tarp. And that is only a phone call away to the Jacks. If you go with a webbing suspension you will brobably not have to replace it. I like to carry some extra guide line and a little shock cord in my emergency/first aid kit. I also take a small binder clip and mitten clip and have used them although I could have gone without. For the most part hammocks have very little moving parts and it is really hard to wear one out.
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    Trust your gear. From all my hobbies over the years ranging from jumping out of perfectly good airplanes to swimming a couple hundred feet underwater, that phrase has served me well. Trust your gear or don't go.

    That said, yea I've got a few pounds of extras at home. I'd never carry more than some extra lengths of cord and maybe one extra biner. If it breaks in the woods, I'm off to find something to repair it with. I've got somewhere in the neighborhood of 4,000 miles on my feet and have yet to have a gear failure so severe that I couldn't fix it then and there. Like Dutch said, there isn't much to break and the stuff is tuff!

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