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    Question on garda hitch with rings

    Sorry if this has been asked to death. I searched and saw a few references, but no definitive answer, I don't think.

    Does anyone have experience using the garda hitch to attach their hammock support ropes to a pair of rings?

    If so, do the rings have to be held close together, i.e. sewn into a small loop in one end of a strap, or could you have one on either end of a long strap that would meet in the front (hammock side) of a tree that you could then tie your rope to with the garda?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Patrick, here's a link that talks about the garda hitch...


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    Three minutes? Let's try to speed it up next time.

    That thread is what got me on this. I certainly may have missed it, but I don't think there was a definitive answer on whether it was a rock-solid way to go was there?

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    No, I didn't see the answer to your question there either, just thought it may be there somewhere...


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    Thanks. I think I went through the whole thing without finding anything concrete. Hopefully, someone will chime in with real experience and crazy garage test photos.

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    Are you talking about something like this?



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    Yes, thank you! Does that work? I was a little skeptical before, and seeing this makes me more so.

    The difference in what I'd like to try is that my rings would be sewn into the straps. I'm curious to see if having a ring on either end of the strap and having them meet in front would work or if the angle there would mess things up. My thought is for the minimum amount of strap possible.

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    That's a pic from TreeDweller's gallery. Hopefully he/she can answer this for you.

    Interesting idea... what happens if you get to a really big tree?


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    Here's another related(?) image...



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    Yes, that's what I was thinking. I'd love to put a ring on the other end of that strap so that you could lark's head it around the tree. I guess you'd need smaller rings for the "buckle" so that they'd fit through it. I've seen it done with a biner, but the ring would be lighter and simpler, obviously.

    Even better would be a ring on either end like I was saying, but I have no idea if that would hold the garda properly.

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