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    It took me a bit to figure out what was meant by a thread injector. Got a good laugh. Thank you for that!

    Thanks to everyone! I really appreciate the help and advice.

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    http://www.coatsandclark.com/Product...tery+Nylon.htm

    Also, if you are curious as to what is specified for military contract sewing, which requires standards for strength, elongation, and diameter tolerances, http://www.excelsewingsupply.com/military.aspx

    Certainly not necessary for home DIY, but if you want to be sure...
    An emergency of my own making...is still an emergency.

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    Threaded my whoopieslings through my diy huggers.

    Huggers sown with dental floss, so far no strength issues.

    Do use 2 Black Diamond Oz carabiners near the hammock to act as drip strings, attach some gear on etc. (they weigh an ounce (oz), not related to Australia like one shopmonkee thought over here )

    Grtz Johan

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    Quote Originally Posted by pb&j View Post
    Thank you Gargoyle, Shumway, and Ryvr for your advice! I really appreciate it.

    Just one last question, for anyone. If you were making tree huggers, would you add dutch clips, use carabiners, or just sew loops? Why is that your preference over the other choices?
    For a long time I just threaded the tree strap webbing through the sewn eye loop -- a savings of hardware weight. It takes a bit of time to do, but it's not a real big deal.

    Then I started using Dutch clips. Super cool. These are now my favorite option, primarily because they are so quick and easy. I often make minor adjustments to the straps to get the right height and hang angle and if the eye loop and webbing needs to be detached, the Dutch clip makes the process a breeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pb&j View Post
    Thank you Gargoyle, Shumway, and Ryvr for your advice! I really appreciate it.

    Just one last question, for anyone. If you were making tree huggers, would you add dutch clips, use carabiners, or just sew loops? Why is that your preference over the other choices?
    I prefer using some type of hardware as opposed to threading the working end through the eye. Reason being - if you need to adjust the height of the strap for any reason and there are limbs above or below the spot the strap is currently at; you need to un-thread the entire strap, move up or down, and re-thread. This is especially annoying if your hammock is already attached to the strap as you have to undo that, then move the strap, then re-thread the strap, then reattach the hammock.

    Now as to what to use - I used Dutch Clips for a bit. I like the less fiddle factor of climbing rated carabiners.

    With Dutch Clips, there is a specific way that they should be loaded.
    With carabiners, you can pretty much clip them on any old way with no hesitation.

    This is especially nice when you would like to slightly move your hammock to one side or the other of the tree. You can move the biner left or right on the tree with no worries.

    YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendertoe View Post
    I prefer using some type of hardware as opposed to threading the working end through the eye. Reason being - if you need to adjust the height of the strap for any reason and there are limbs above or below the spot the strap is currently at; you need to un-thread the entire strap, move up or down, and re-thread. This is especially annoying if your hammock is already attached to the strap as you have to undo that, then move the strap, then re-thread the strap, then reattach the hammock.


    YMMV
    i agree. ran into this situation and cursed myself for being a gram weiner and not using my dutch clips. it was annoying.
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    These suggestions are exactly what I was looking for. THANK YOU!!! I really appreciate the advice that you all have from experience.

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