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    where can i find instructions for a marlin spike hitch?

    Hey guys, where can i find directions for a marlin spike hitch? (to secure a toggle to my tree huggers---so I can attatch my whoopie slings? ) I know its in the forum somewhere, but Im having trouble finding it. Thanks!
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    Does this help?

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    well ****, ive been doing it wrong. oops....
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    Grizz covers it HERE at about the 6 minute mark.
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    I also have a video on it on my blog www.watermonkey.net in the hammock camping section under suspension. Its with the whoopie sling section. I'd post video but I'm using my blackberry to write this.
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    wow, 4 replys in 10 min------------you guys are awesome! Thanks!
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    Yes, it really is nothing more complicated than a slip-knot with a stick/ toggle in the noose.
    The wrong way, though, achievable half the time, does not result in the self-cinching on the toggle you want.

    The standing part, in the illustration, should continue around the tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    Yes, it really is nothing more complicated than a slip-knot with a stick/ toggle in the noose.
    The wrong way, though, achievable half the time, does not result in the self-cinching on the toggle you want.

    The standing part, in the illustration, should continue around the tree.
    To add to that, you DO NOT want your marlinespike hitch to collapse into a slip-knot. It will jam, and may even roll out of the line. To prevent this, make sure you pull on both ends of the line when tightening the knot.

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    Thanks guys! I just did my first hang with whoopie slings/marlin spike hitch----------------WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats pretty freaking cool!-----------Thanks!
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