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    Newbe qu: What's the purpose of the Toggle?

    Title says it all. I have seen the "stick" toggle used to connect tree webbing to the support lines of hammocks and tarps but am not sure of the purpose of it. Thanks.

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    It's part of the knot, to make it untie easily and quickly. Many use a marlinspike hitch, and the toggle is the 'spike'.

    This will link you to a video of the hitch being tied.
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    I could be wrong but I think helps to avoid having too much webbing to string contact that could wear either down over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    It's part of the knot, to make it untie easily and quickly. Many use a marlinspike hitch, and the toggle is the 'spike'.

    This will link you to a video of the hitch being tied.
    ya it does thanks for posting

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    Toggles really speed up setting a hammock to suspension, especially if you use a Whoopie Sling. I used to use a small stake, but now I use mini carabiners as toggles -- the carabiners aren't strong enough to load weight, but as a toggle, they are fine. The clip also adds a no-slip factor I like.

    I don't tie a knot, just slip the toggle through the loop on the webbing. Works great.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dejoha View Post
    Toggles really speed up setting a hammock to suspension, especially if you use a Whoopie Sling. I used to use a small stake, but now I use mini carabiners as toggles -- the carabiners aren't strong enough to load weight, but as a toggle, they are fine. The clip also adds a no-slip factor I like.

    I don't tie a knot, just slip the toggle through the loop on the webbing. Works great.



    Dejoha, I know its simple but your mini caribiner Ideah for toggles is great, never would of though of it and you cant loose them. Im def using this ideah, thanks. I was going to use two aluminum toggles but I already lost one just useing it on a test hang in front of my apt. and figured their is no way I wouldent loose these in the woods. If you need to shorten your tree straps, have you tied a marlin spike hitch useing the mini biners?
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    Thanks a lot for the pics, that really helps and they were very clear. This site is so full of ideas and opinions, I love it.

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    Marlin spike hitch ... and you can put your toggle anywhere along the strap you need it. You can make your toggle in the field out of a sound piece of wood. Easy to do. Your whoopie needs to shoulder the knot and not be directly on the toggle for maximum strength. Reference Shug's great set of videos or Grizz's video's on suspensions Part III. Lots to learn there and some good video in the process.
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    dejoha thanks for the great detailed picture--stealing the mini caribiner idea.

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    Dejoha that sure is ingenuous! Great out of the box thinking.

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