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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHangingTechy View Post
    In and unrelated observation I saw the yarns just at the end of the bury facing the eye of my whoopie slings were stretch out a bit...it held fine but my question is...is that normal? or did i not milk the bury enough before applying a load?
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    I'm a noob, but I have a couple hangs in the back yard using PEX. It is a type of water pipe similar to PVC. You can get it at Lowes and other home centers. It is available in various sizes it's very light (not a gram weenie yet) and worked great for me.

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    Ditto on the REI pole repair sleeve. These seem like they are made for hammocking. They've worked great for me. And so light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdubbery View Post
    Ditto on the REI pole repair sleeve. These seem like they are made for hammocking. They've worked great for me. And so light.
    Excellent info, i was combing REI for something like that. Thanks.

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    Wild toggles?

    Hi - I have just been using relatively thick twig or branch for my toggles...but seeing that everyone here takes their own with them I wonder if there are any serious disadvantages with wood toggles found in the wild?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boundfree View Post
    Hi - I have just been using relatively thick twig or branch for my toggles...but seeing that everyone here takes their own with them I wonder if there are any serious disadvantages with wood toggles found in the wild?
    Yan, I use wooden toggles too. Short of green wood cracking as it dries (assuming you keep the same set rather than make new ones every time) I can't see any problems. Same deal with tarp pegs, why carry when you can cut your own from wood?

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    I am using 1/4" ID aluminum tubing. Haven't had any problems. Waiting for my new toggles from Smokebait .
    The only thing I can think of when using a stick from the woods is, when the hitch is loaded and tightened, how easy does the stick pull out? The slick finish/surface on the others will just slip right out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunnr72 View Post
    The only thing I can think of when using a stick from the woods is, when the hitch is loaded and tightened, how easy does the stick pull out? The slick finish/surface on the others will just slip right out.
    The last set I made were about 4" long, 1/2" diameter, IIRC cut from hazel, and I stripped the bark with the spine of my knife and then tapered the toggle ends. Took all of two minutes

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    I've been using spent 7.62x54 cartridges. If I were a gram weenie, I'd use 5.56. I have many .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roundtrip View Post
    I've been using spent 7.62x54 cartridges. If I were a gram weenie, I'd use 5.56. I have many .

    -jeff
    I have a 7.62 round sitting on my nightstand and every time I look at it I think "toggle". Great idea!

    If you're wondering, no I would not use a live round as a toggle.

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