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    Looking for the simplest suspension system

    I have an ENO double nest that is currently hanging in my backyard from the chains and eyebolts that were used for my previous cotton rope hammock.

    In time i want to use the ENO for backpacking and taking along when we use the fifth wheel. I am looking for a simple, easy to use, quick set up suspension, i think i also want a structural ridgeline.

    I am currently leaning towards the whoopieslings All-in-one setup. I am not a great knot tier, I use an improved clinch, a double surgeon and a nail knot for fly fishing but i am not really into learning more and complicated knots.

    if anyone can point me to something that would be simpler, easier and more stable than the whoopieslings I would appreciate it.

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    more stable than whoopies????? might want to tell us what you mean by stable. I've got somewhere between 40 and 50 hangs using whoopies and I've always been stable-stable defined as not hitting the ground Plus they are no knot. and with dutch clips and dutch biners allow a tot. no knot hang.
    When you get to dealing with the tarp ridgeline you might have to tie one knot on on end to a s-biner but that's a one time deal...on the other side you can use a figure-9 and again find yourself knot free.

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    as for the tarp ridgeline, get one from whoopieslings.com that has the nightize knotbone on one end, and fig 9 on the other. prussic biners for the tarp. No knots there. As mentioned, tree hugger with the fixed loop end of the whoopies attached to one tree hugger loop and a dutch biner connecting the adjustable end of the whoopie to the hammock loop.

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    Thanks for the input. i define stable as not hitting the ground and not stretching excessively.

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    Whoopies are and pretty quick, but you need tree straps to protect the tree.

    I think the webbing, carabiner, and ring buckles/decending rings are the fastest and simplest, but weigh a little more and cost a little more for the parts. I use this system because of speed of setup and take down.

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    If weight is an issue the all in one is a real good chioce for simple. If you don't mind carrying a little more weight, webbing buckles and Carabiner or Dutch clip is really simple and fast.
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    I agree... we have two WBBBs we bought used and both came set up differently. Current set ups are... original straps with dutch clips and cinch buckles, second one is set up with tree straps connected to fixed end of whoopie and adjustable end to carabiner to hammock loop.

    after playing with both, whoopie set up is lighter, but you cant beat the ease and convenience of the dutch clips and cinch buckle. Clip-n-tug. done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crotalus View Post
    Thanks for the input. i define stable as not hitting the ground and not stretching excessively.
    The stretch issue will go away when you get some quality straps.
    Don't use nylon straps or rope, they are both notorious for never ending stretch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    If weight is an issue the all in one is a real good chioce for simple. If you don't mind carrying a little more weight, webbing buckles and Carabiner or Dutch clip is really simple and fast.
    What Dutch said....... for easy.
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    Simplest in terms of operating parts would be webbing only, or maybe cord and tree huggers as a close second.

    Simplest in terms of operation would be cinch buckles with a biner in the loop.

    Best balance, IMO, is whoopie slings with a Dutch Biner connecting the sling to the hugger.
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