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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mahem View Post
    Any pics or links to this carabiner hitch? Thank you in advance!
    I answered skar578's same question a few days ago. Response post is
    here.

    You have to use your imagination a little because it's not exactly the hitch to the tree.

    But the idea is dead simple. Put a carbiner on your rope a couple of feet away from the carbiner at the ends of your tree huggers (or webbing). You can "clip" the carbiner onto the rope simply, with a lark's head. Now you put the working end of the rope through the huggers' carbiner, and bring back to the biner you put on the rope, loop it through that, and bring the rope back to the webbing. You can tighten the rope, enjoying mechanical advantage, and tie it off.


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    I bought my webbing at a climbing store. It is tubular webbing, very supple but heavier of course than the rope. I don't have a HH but a Claytor, so I will have to use my rope if I switch and I really hate to cut it but from what I am hearing here, cutting a 25 foot length in half would be about right, then add a 3 foot length of webbing on a cinch buckle and a tree hugger on each side.
    I just weighed everything. 13 (26 total) feet of webbing with buckles= 13 oz.
    25 feet of rope = 4 oz., buckles and six feet of webbing = 7 oz plus 2 oz for tree huggers (not needed on the total webbing rig) is 15 ounces.
    Conclusion, they are within 2 ounces of each other if you use cinch buckles.
    I guess if you use buckles this whole question is moot. Mule
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    I use the stock cordage that comes with the ENO to hold the rings of my ring buckle setup. I simply untied them when the hammock was new and before it had been loaded to tighten the knots down to the point where you couldn't get them undone. I then added the rings and retied them in the same fashion that there were before. I then added 12' polyester straps from Strapworks with loops sewn in the ends, courtesy of HC4U. I've used this setup several times now and am very happy with it, but I keep thretening to change over to the cinch buckles to give them a go. I'll probably do it sooner or later, just a question of when.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    I use the stock cordage that comes with the ENO to hold the rings of my ring buckle setup. I simply untied them when the hammock was new and before it had been loaded to tighten the knots down to the point where you couldn't get them undone. I then added the rings and retied them in the same fashion that there were before. I then added 12' polyester straps from Strapworks with loops sewn in the ends, courtesy of HC4U. I've used this setup several times now and am very happy with it, but I keep thretening to change over to the cinch buckles to give them a go. I'll probably do it sooner or later, just a question of when.
    Hooch, do you use tree huggers or just wrap the end of the webbing around the tree? Is there a special way of doing this. I am planning on bringing my tree huggers, but maybe I can lose them too. Mule
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    Quote Originally Posted by skskinner View Post
    Hooch, do you use tree huggers or just wrap the end of the webbing around the tree? Is there a special way of doing this. I am planning on bringing my tree huggers, but maybe I can lose them too. Mule
    Just wrap the webbing around the tree and ditch the huggers, there's no need for them with the straps.
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    Dont ditch the huggers....burn them...I hate those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    Dont ditch the huggers....burn them...I hate those things.
    NO WAY! They go into the scrap pile for later projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    NO WAY! They go into the scrap pile for later projects.
    Sorry I didn't think about that. No wait.....their nylon......get the campfire stoked.
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    I was just reading a post about how to pitch your tarp close to your hammock and someone noted that if you are using webbing and it rains the webbing can make the Hammock wet due to capillary action. Very good point. You could put drip strips or strings on a rope but I doubt if you could stop the drip on a webbing. Mule
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    Quote Originally Posted by skskinner View Post
    I was just reading a post about how to pitch your tarp close to your hammock and someone noted that if you are using webbing and it rains the webbing can make the Hammock wet due to capillary action. Very good point. You could put drip strips or strings on a rope but I doubt if you could stop the drip on a webbing. Mule
    I believe things like cinch buckles/rings would help stop the flow of water from coming down the webbing to the hammock.
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