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    new hammock help

    Just got my first hammock today. Anyone have any suggestions on changing the rig on the end to something easier/better or is this ok to start off with. Thanks to those who have helped me thus far
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    what is on it now?? i love double ring setups with a ridgeline, and use 7/64" amsteel ...paracord streches too much.
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    I've heard stories of that hook failing with folks near the weight limit, plus who want's a STEEL hook on a backpacking hammock?

    Talk to Paul at http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com He can set you up with everything you need at a decent price.

    For tree-hanging, ropes can damage a tree, so he has tree-huggers (1" wide strap that spreads the load out)

    There are several suspension options: All strap, strap w/ toggles -> whoopie slings, straps with cinch buckles, etc. Each camp has it's proponents. Since I don't hike too much, I stuck with the strap and cinch buckle setup (cheap) but tree huggers and whoopies are the latest rage and not that much money either way.

    Take a look at Shug's Videos: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=15516

    He talks about some of the options.

    Best of luck!
    "Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda


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