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    Traveler Suspension Question

    My new traveler arrived recently, and when I tried to hang it I got a surprise...

    The line leading off of the hammock is amsteel, and although the hammock comes with tree-huggers, each one had only a single triangle thingee on the end (as opposed to 2 on each, as I've seen before)...can any of you help me with hanging this...I assume that I just don't get it.

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    It sounds like you got the first suspension option which is talked about in this video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWlM0pROnpU

    When you order a hammock from WB, you have two options for suspension via a drop down menu. However since the site is shut down at this time, I can't show you the drop down I was talking about.

    If you find that you really want the buckle system, I bet you could contact Brandon and he may be able to switch them out for you, or you could buy some at AHE.
    Last edited by Niloc; 07-15-2010 at 10:10.

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    you can hook a carabiner to the sewn eye on the webbing, and attach that to the tree. -
    leaving the remainder of the strap with triangle ring hanging.

    then run your amsteel from the hammock up through the single triangle ring,
    and back down towards the hammock-- finish with your favorite knot.

    check brandon's videos or see grizz's suspension vids.

    hope it helps
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    Jamie, this video shows both types of suspension for WB hammocks. Hope it is some help.

    -Mike

    PS- Which hammock are you bringing to the trip? It would be cool to compare the Black Bird to the Traveler in person.

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    I have learned the slipped buntline knot, as recommeded in the video you guys linked to...can't wait to try it out...I love learning new knots!

    Thanks!

    Jamie - nfa

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    Brandon suggests tying the cord to the triangle using a slipped buntline hitch. As Niloc said you got the other suspension. Its fine if you don't mind tying knots.

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    You might be able to take some load off the slipped buntline and make it easier to undo by taking an extra turn around the triangle before tying the hitch.
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