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    When your straps are too short.....

    Forgive me if this topic has been run into the ground already.....

    Scenario:

    You have your HH and you are heading out for the night, you have all stock suspension and tree straps that are 40" long.

    You are happy and carefree. You are listening to beautiful birdsong, breathing in deeply the smell of pine and fallen leaves, and you are CONVINCED that the trees will all magically be the perfect diameter to wrap the tree straps 1.5 times around the most unsappiest tree in the forest so that you can lash your figure 8.

    But, dun, dun, dun......you found that your only option to hang was with one of these said trees.....and one unruly, unforgiving, too-large-to-wrap-your-dang-too-short-tree-strap-around-tree.



    What is my best option to attach the hammock to the tree strap? Can you direct me to a good instructional video?

    And, this may or may not have happened...........

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    One reason I ditched them stock straps from Hennessy and went with some from readystrap.com. I do believe you can use the suspension rope and run it though the loops on your tree straps as you normally would. So the tree hugger only go half way around just fill the rest in with your rope..

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    I made a belt out of an extra tree strap I had so whenever this happens, I can just attach my belt

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    I had this problem, and it annoyed me. So I got 15' straps. done.
    I'd rather be hanging.

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    I am unable to switch out right now, due to budget constraints. I have a HH Adventure racer that I am trying to use successfully with the stock suspension and straps. That is a good idea about the belt, but I do not wear any clothing that requires a belt.

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    If you're talking about what I would do in that situation - not what would be done to resolve it going forward, which is somewhat obvious - then I would simply used the ropes around the tree since they are typically pretty long. If needed, would use the tree strap to extend the length of the rope and tie it just as you normally would HH style. I would also be very gentle with any movement getting in and out of the hammock in order to minimize any tree bark damage. Not the optimal way to hang and would only do this if I didn't have any other materials to work with.

    Speaking of that, amsteel dogbones are great for extending the length of straps. They're not too expensive, light, and can be used for a number of things, like replacing a failed tarp guy line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naperica View Post
    I am unable to switch out right now, due to budget constraints. I have a HH Adventure racer that I am trying to use successfully with the stock suspension and straps. That is a good idea about the belt, but I do not wear any clothing that requires a belt.
    HH does offer long verisons to the 40" long straps..little late now, but for future references. You can get a set of straps from readystrap shipped to your door for around $20. Sure there is other brands that are about same priced, ENO slap straps run around $20 too but they do stretch. I would consider swapping them out. My HH is completly stock other then the tree straps..

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    My whoopies are tied onto one loop on the end of the treestraps, so if the tree happens to be too large the amsteel bridges that gap.

    ...I did upgrade from stock 5' to 7' straps though. The first 3 times I tried to hang the 5' weren't big enough to fit any nearby trees.

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    +1 on dogbones. They are really light and inexpensive too

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    Having an spare tree strap and extra lengths of rope is something most experienced hanger carry
    once we learned as you just did that the perfect set of trees can be hard if not impossible to find in some places.
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