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    Question Weight: not important. Speedy and easy: important

    Hi all, I'm new around here, but I've had my Hennessy Backpacker A-sym for years.

    I used to use it for backpacking, so weight was of utmost importance. Now I'm using it for campground and stealth camping, so weight no longer matters much. What I'm looking for now is the fastest, easiest setup. The garda hitch looked super cool until I read about it stressing lines. So, I'd love to hear some suggestions.

    Thanks!

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    well if weight is not an issue and you want something that is very easy
    Webbing is the way to go
    get yourself webbing and Dutch clips... just wrap it around the tree clip it and set it ... your done no knots to deal with
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    I agree, webbing and cinch buckles are fast and easy.
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    Post #1!!!!
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    I find whoopie slings easier to adjust than webbing (also more dependable - no back-up knots to remember). Tree straps with Dutch Clips definitely.

    Use good stakes for your tarp, but look for a tarp that has fewer tie-outs.

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    Welcome aboard. Check out headchange4u's sls in the suspension section, a lot of great info there.
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    For ease and speed of setup I like 1" webbing with a Dutch Clip sewn on at the tree end and onrope1.com 1" cinch buckles for adjustment at the hammock. The cinch buckles are life safety rated and and a number of users, including me, have not found them to need a backup knot. That was not the case with other cinch buckles I've tried.
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    Thanks, Knotty. What's the lightest webbing these cinch buckles will work with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    For ease and speed of setup I like 1" webbing with a Dutch Clip sewn on at the tree end and onrope1.com 1" cinch buckles for adjustment at the hammock. The cinch buckles are life safety rated and and a number of users, including me, have not found them to need a backup knot. That was not the case with other cinch buckles I've tried.
    Knotty: Do the hard work for me:

    I gather from what onrope1.com says about itself, that unless they tell me otherwise, I can expect all the metal parts and buckles are rated for body-suspension?

    IOW, they aren't sourcing welded parts which may have good welds, maybe not?

    (I know, you are not morally or legally responsible for their failures in their stuff, etc, etc.)

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    Ok, been away for the weekend. Thanks so much for all the replies! A few questions for you:

    Dutch clips -- Can the tension be adjusted after the hammock is hung? If not, what makes them better than a carabiner?

    Webbing -- I'm assuming this means you are replacing the string from the end of the hammock to the tree with webbing? If so, any good videos on how to do that? (I'm a very visual learner.)

    Whoopie Slings -- Those look very interesting, and I might try making some. Seems like they shouldn't work!

    Knotty -- That solution also sounds cool, but I don't quite understand how it's done. Is it just one strap that goes from the hammock, around the tree? And then how does it come back up through the cinch buckle so you can tighten it? And again, why a Dutch clip rather than a biner?

    ...Oh, and thanks for the welcomes!

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