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    Ropes, Straps, Rings - Where to start?

    Thank you for reading - I just purchased by first decent hammock; a TrekLight double and cant wait to use it. When it comes to hanging the hammock, I have seen the cord the TrekLight sells, straps, treehuggers, D-ring contraptions, and a plethora of other uses.

    I would like to get some recommendations from this group on what is the best approach with my hammock, and if you can provide links, that would be great. I live in Northern Utah and have access to several outdoors stores, and also seen references to Harbor Frieght, REI, Recreational Outlet, etc.

    Ropes seem like the straightforward approach, but straps seem to get more flexibility. I have seen Rings used as a tie on-point, and also as a buckle. Just curious - I am quite open to suggestions, examples, experience.

    Cheers -

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    I like JustJeff's system he explains here for starters

    http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGe...eSupports.html

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    It is hard to beat webbing and cinch buckles for strength, simplicity, and ease of use. No coincidence that they are standard on Warbonnet hammocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    I like JustJeff's system he explains here for starters

    http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGe...eSupports.html
    Thanks is actual the link that I found this forum with - for my set-up, it appears I would not need the strong cord. Also, I am swam through the pages on that article - the last page has a video where rope was used with rings attached to a strap - which is different from what the article started with. Is the recommendation to create a strap around the tree with rings, and rope between the hammock and rings, or full strap use as the article began with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    It is hard to beat webbing and cinch buckles for strength, simplicity, and ease of use. No coincidence that they are standard on Warbonnet hammocks.
    To be honest, I have always thought of cinch buckles for holding your pants up or a light strap on a backpack - from reading some posting on this forum, it sounds like it can hold a decent amount of weight. Do you recommend full circle rings, or d-rings in this type of application?

    Thanks again for your quick response

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    The Cinch Buckles that OG is referring to would look like this.



    These are the standard system on Warbonnet Hammocks, and unlike Rings do not need to have a backup knot tied behind them to prevent slip in the straps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samjaynes View Post
    To be honest, I have always thought of cinch buckles for holding your pants up or a light strap on a backpack - from reading some posting on this forum, it sounds like it can hold a decent amount of weight. Do you recommend full circle rings, or d-rings in this type of application?

    Thanks again for your quick response
    Either the buckles sold by AHE (same as Warbonnet) or those from onrope1.com. will serve you well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    The Cinch Buckles that OG is referring to would look like this.



    These are the standard system on Warbonnet Hammocks, and unlike Rings do not need to have a backup knot tied behind them to prevent slip in the straps.
    Paul - Thanks, I have checked out your website under suspension. I see the buckle in the image (with and without the chain) - sounds like I may not need the chain (correct) with out the ends of a TrekLight are made?.?. Also, I could not find the buckle (with teeth you could say) that I have seen posted on this forum. Could you point me to that?

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    A TrekLite would still be best served with the use of a Chain Link, we offer the buckles without for those that may want to make their own. But the buckles do still need some way of attaching them to the hammock, and you can not tie them in as the 2 plates both need to be free to slide to get good compression.

    These are the only buckles that we currently offer---amongst a number of other suspension systems. If you have a picture or a link we may be able to help locate the others, if they are something that is available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    A TrekLite would still be best served with the use of a Chain Link, we offer the buckles without for those that may want to make their own. But the buckles do still need some way of attaching them to the hammock, and you can not tie them in as the 2 plates both need to be free to slide to get good compression.

    These are the only buckles that we currently offer---amongst a number of other suspension systems. If you have a picture or a link we may be able to help locate the others, if they are something that is available.
    I will use your email address link and PM you directly.

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