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    Senior Member Widerstand's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divine_Light View Post
    What if I made Slap Straps from Paracord, Would that stretch as bad as the real thing or at all?
    I tired doing just this last summer and my Paracord failed on me after a little bit and I woke up after hitting the rocky ground.

    Paracord is not something I would recommend for a replacement Slap Strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divine_Light View Post
    What if I made Slap Straps from Paracord, Would that stretch as bad as the real thing or at all?
    No, no, no no. Back away from the 550 cord and put it down slowly. Speaking as someone who has depended on 550 cord to get me to the ground many a time, I can say that it is meant to stretch and is not strong enough for the forces placed on it when suspending a weighted hammock. Try it, I guarantee a bad day. Some of the best options for hammock suspension, in no particular order are Cinch Buckles, Ring Buckles,
    Whoopie Sling, amsteel/tree hugger method with a slipped buntline hitch, etc. See Grizz's video tutorials on hammock suspension. I think there are 3 now, if I'm not mistaken. They're the go-to for anyone with suspension questions.
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    Don't the tree huggers stretch too? Seeing as they're both webbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divine_Light View Post
    Don't the tree huggers stretch too? Seeing as they're both webbing.
    The key is that aren't both nylon webbing. Using either polypro (or preferrably polyester) webbing eliminates the stretching.
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    So would this set up work:

    ENO DoubleNest Hammock w/ Descender Ring Replacement,
    TreeHuggers,
    Ridgeline tied to Descender Rings with Quick Release Knot,
    Tarp tied to Ridgeline with Prussik Knot,

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    I gotta revise my previous opinion. I hung my hammock and tarp low on a very windy night, when I woke up I found my butt on the ground a little bit. I was not impressed.

    What I did, is hung the straps in my backyard hanging spot, except with a ratcheting tie-down in place of the hammock. I put a bunch of tension on the straps and left them out in the weather for a few days. Seemed to stretch them out pretty good- I used them over the weekend and detected no problems... but these are hoops one should not have to jump through to use a product that should work off the shelf.

    So I have to agree with those who recommend skipping the Slap Straps. I still think they are not a bad idea, but the execution... not so much.

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