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    Member steene's Avatar
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    Thanks for the comments and encouragement

    I guess after 14 years of tying up and using string hammocks it's time to broaden my horizons a little. I will probably bring one of mine along as a back-up until I gain confidence in the cloth units. (O ye of little faith)
    I would hate to have a trip ruined due to a rip or blow out.
    I guess that webbing is next on my list and possibly those buckles as well. They certainly seem to have a loyal following here. Ed carries some and I have been very impressed with the way he does business. Trek Light has treated me right, too.
    Just thinking that I could replace the hooks on the hammock with the CC buckles and use the Trek light Carabiners on the Speer webbing and be done. Does that sound right?

    Also, does anyone use a buckle type set-up on their tarps?

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    Sounds like the buckles could work that way... there may be an easier way though.

    A few folks here use the Nite Ize figure 9 thingy to put up their tarps..


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    A few folks here use the Nite Ize figure 9 thingy to put up their tarps..
    Some here don't like the Figure 9's at all. Not that there's anyhting wrong with that. Personally, gotta love the 9's. I think they're great, they make hanging your tarp a snap, absolutely no muss, no fuss.
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    And.......you can buy them (fig 9s) at Home Depot! No ordering and waiting; I hate that.

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    Senior Member NCPatrick's Avatar
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    Yeah, but the demo on the Nite ize link is great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by steene View Post
    the 9x9 Neo tarp, Ed's book, two Trek light doubles and two sets of Carabiners have arrived on my doorstep. Has this thing snowballed or what?
    Either snowballed or is spiralling out of control.
    The hammocks look well made, I wasn't expecting to see hooks on the ends. Seth and crew got these off fast, as I ordered them on Monday' sale. These are my first cloth hammocks and I am admittedly skeptical. My hand knotted hammocks are all I have ever used. My 250# carcass has never been an issue with the netting. The ability to repair on the spot will definitely be lost. I know the doubles are rated for more weight than that so I will just have to take the plunge.
    I am the world's worst for carrying stuff in my pockets. That is one thing that will have to change with the cloth.
    Any suggestions for replacing the hooks or should I leave them alone for now?

    I have an eno doublenest and apparently it is about the same as the TL. Although I have lost over 100 pounds, I still weigh 300 and have spent many nights in my eno. Never even had a close call. I dont think you have anything to worry about weightwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Some here don't like the Figure 9's at all. Not that there's anyhting wrong with that. Personally, gotta love the 9's. I think they're great, they make hanging your tarp a snap, absolutely no muss, no fuss.
    Yep figure 9's rule.......even Cornholio would approve.
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