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    Whoopies and tree straps or the webbing suspensions are the most popular around here. They're both reliable and easy to use.
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    I also started with an ENO DN and crap straps. My current set up, which I find to be the easiest to use and most adjustable, is to wrap the straps around the tree - around and around - until it is all used up (tuck in the loose end). Then put a strong 'biner in the closest loop and run a whoopie from that 'biner to the one on the hammock.
    Then I use the extra strap loops around the tree to hang my gear from cheapo 'biners.
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    For we are wild and hunted men.

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    Thanks everyone ! do you have any suggestions on where to get the whoopie sling set up ?

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    whoopieslings.com seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberrr View Post
    crap straps.
    Now that is some funny stuff !! Are ya listenin ? Dutch clips for easy hook to the tree, attached to Tree straps that attach by carabiners to whoopie slings, that you attach to the hammock. Go for a Wilderness Logics slug ( an over sized snake skin- kinda- but it can't be called snake skins ) or a bishop bag big enough to have your hammock, top quilt, under quilt, pillow, and jammies all in it for a quick set up/take down. I pack it separate till the first night, then it stays together till I get home and unpack. A set of snake skins to keep the tarp in. You can hang the tarp , but not deploy it till you need it. The tarp in snake skins lets you keep it on the outside pocket on your pack for access to to hang first/take down last. That's the ticket! But don't listen to me I'm pretty sure I don't know much. I only been hanging and backpacking and hiking since the dead sea wasn't dead, it was just feeling ill.
    I like refried beans. That's why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they're just as good and we're just wasting time. You don't have to fry them again after all.

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    I just upgraded from SlapStraps to Whoopies/Toggles. It's way easier to make adjustments.

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    one last question . I am about to buy whoopie slings now but should will the 6' be enough or should i get 8' just to be safe ? what length does everyone use ?

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    The 6' has been plenty for me. No harm in 8' either. You just have to think about the spacing of the trees when site selecting. I think the majority will say 6' is fine.
    I like refried beans. That's why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they're just as good and we're just wasting time. You don't have to fry them again after all.

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    Whoopieslings.com is a great resource if you want to buy everything in one place. You could try your hand at splicing and make your own slings, and you would only need some Amsteel and a splicing tool to get started. I prefer making my own stuff, and splicing is really fun. You can make toggles out of wooden dowels or aluminum arrows or knitting needles, but I got a free pair from a PIF a while back and before that I just used trail sticks. Tree straps can be ordered from AHE, Whoopieslings.com, or any of the myriad of cottage industries - or you can order some 1" poly webbing from strapworks and make your own (this would require a thread injector and some pretty basic sewing skills). Changing out the suspension on the ENO hammocks is really easy, but if you need instruction there are a few threads about it. Good luck to ya!

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    6 works well, 8 is just under "overkill" and is still useful. if i were you, id be more concerned about the tree hugger length. i have 6ft ones, and at times wish i had bigger. but its up to your area and trees/things youll hang off.
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