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    Senior Member rip waverly's Avatar
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    each hanger can do his or her own thing - but by the time one adds the skills, hardware and time to accommodating too short a hang distance, they might as well have forgone it all and opted for webbing and rings instead of whoopies.

    this rings true when you know what your environment will be, or are limited to your spot selection: i.e. your favorite, (and only) spot to hang on the local trail, or, an improved campground, or your backyard, or fitting multiple hammocks in close proximity

    if long distance hiking, its not so much an issue, as you have a great pick of hanging anywhere.

    but as soon as there is any chance of a limited hang site... webbing and buckles is the way to go in this hangers H.O.
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    To the OP, thanks for this thread. It has got me thinking. I have 2 continious loops of amsteel that I will now start to carry with me, just for this reason. Just leave the whoopies and add these to the hammock, if needed.
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    I like the contentious loop idea. I find with my bridge and whoopies that I need a great distance between trees. With a loop and my DB I am no longer limited on shorter hangs. Thanks guys
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    I have about a 12" continuous loop on each end of my hammock. I attach the whoopie slings to them with Dutch biners. The slings are sewn into the loops on the ends of my 5' long tree straps. When hanging between two close trees, I eliminate one or both whoopie slings and attach the continuous loops to the straps with a marlin spike hitch.
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    Creativity and some extra cordage solves most problems.
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    all my whoopie slings tighten up to about 12" from tree strap. 6' 4' 2' all the same. its just the length of amsteel on the ground. my hammock is 12 ft. sometimes creativity is what you need.
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    I use 4 footers. Amsteel on the WBBB 1.1 double (my normal setup), and 4 foot Dynaglides on my light set up.
    I was also having issues with 6 footers being a bit long for my use.

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    Lets eat up 2 feet, depending on the size of the tree:

    You don't have to use both slings. Use one and substitute a sort continuous loop. And a soft shackle. The continuous loop can be made shorter by doubling.

    Tree strap too long? Wrap it back against the tree. No reason one end of the hammock can't be connected just to the side of the tree.

    Still too long? Start on the strap on the other tree. You should be able to get a good hang with trees no further than 9 feet apart.

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    I have a gathered-end hammock with 3" loops extending from each end. By connecting the loops to my Single Line Suspension (SLS), I can hang in a span less that 10'. My hammock is 9.5' when laid out, 8.5' when hung. I'm 5'11" and 210 lbs and hang quite comfortably.

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