View Poll Results: What Type Of Suspension Do You Use To Tie To Trees (you can make multiple choices)?

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  • Stock HH Tree Huggers w/stock hammock spectra

    97 49.74%
  • ENO Slap Straps (or similar) with built in loops at equal intervals (daisy chain)

    21 10.77%
  • Speer-style webbing using speer 4-wrap

    38 19.49%
  • Straps w/buckles like Crazy Creek or Hammock Bliss

    21 10.77%
  • I sprinkle fairy dust on my hammock before going to sleep and it just floats, no tying required

    16 8.21%
  • Other (please explain)

    37 18.97%
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  1. #11
    Just another hanger attroll's Avatar
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    I am currently still using the tree hugger straps and the spectra cord that came with my HH. As the old saying goes if you got something that works why mess with it. I have no problem tyeing the know that Hennessey recommends. I don't even put all the recommended layers in the knot. I can tie it pretty darn quick. With that said I am working on an invention that can be used with the spectra cord. Do not hold your breath on the invention. It is in the thought stages right now.

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    Huggers and Spectra
    Webbing for 4-wrap
    Homemade Crazy Creek setup
    Fairy Dust when I can find some. Never had them hang my hammock for me, but I've had them throw me out of a hammock once.
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    one option that was not mentioned is a variation on the stock tree hugger approach - have a tree hugger with two different size loops on the ends - first/smaller loop is just big enough for the rope to pass through and the second larger loop on the other end of the tree hugger is large enough so that a knot in the rope can pass through. The hammock support rope is threaded through the small loop and then a knot is tied in the end of the rope. Use is the same as with the regular tree huggers but the tree huggers are never separated frorm the support rope because the knot can't pass through the smaller loop in the tree hugger. I forget which commercial hammock mfg. uses this but I thought it was a good idea for people afraid of forgetting / losing the tree huggers.
    Last edited by jlb2012; 11-04-2006 at 03:58.

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    At the moment I'm using my homemade slap straps, but I'm getting CC-style buckles soon. After I try those out, I'll either have CC buckles on both sides, or a buckle on one side and a daisy chain on the other.
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    I use the stock tree huggers but have been looking real hard at the slap straps. I am thinking slap straps with biners. Prolly will buy a set and give am a try.
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    Wink different straps for different applications

    I use the rope that came attached with the Clark
    The slap straps for the ENO and home made hammock
    The buckle system on the Crazy Crib

    You can never have enough hammocks!! Gotta keep converting those ground dwelling friends!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ply View Post
    You can never have enough hammocks!! Gotta keep converting those ground dwelling friends!
    Amen to that. Great avatar, btw.
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    Here`s the meathod i`ve been using lately.

    oh well... just go to the photo gallery "images for homemade gear forums directions".

    Edited by Attroll.

    Slow hike, I cleaned it up for you. As Just Jeff said when he posted. Copy the image code from the photo area in the gallery. What should have been noted was to copy the BB Image Code:. I will remove the <img> Tag Code: from the photos section so it will not be comfusing.
    Last edited by slowhike; 11-04-2006 at 10:02.
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    I used the stock cords for my HH but as I mentioned earlier I am changing the stock Spectra to webbing and the Speer 4-wrap. I may invest in a set of CC buckles on down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    Here`s the meathod i`ve been using lately.

    oh well... just go to the photo gallery "images for homemade gear forums directions".

    Edited by Attroll.

    Slow hike, I cleaned it up for you. As Just Jeff said when he posted. Copy the image code from the photo area in the gallery. What should have been noted was to copy the BB Image Code:. I will remove the <img> Tag Code: from the photos section so it will not be comfusing.
    Just wanted to quote thsi Slowhike so you would know I fine tuned it am did some changes to the gallery.

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