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    Dutch buckle vs elephant trunks vs msh

    Trying to decide between a Dutch buckle, elephant trunks, or just using a MSH with toggle.

    I weigh 200 lbs and want a very light setup that is reliable and very simple.

    Also... Toggle ideas for the MSH? I heard arrow shafts?

    Currently using a ring buckle setup and I love the ease of use but I'm trying to shave some weight from my setup.

    Thanks all.

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    I use both the strap/marlin spike and the elephant trunk(depends on what I grab). Both really work good. Elephant trunks are a touch faster to set up, but the strap/marlin is a little lighter. But not by much.
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    Get them all and when you are done testing, sell the ones you don't want
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    I went on a hiking trip a couple of weeks ago with OldDog and he gave me a couple of toggles that he had made by cutting large size knitting needles into 3 segments. They worked perfectly and only cost at couple of bucks a Walmart! And, you can get them in all sorts of bright shiny colors!

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    Mike it might be hard to knit with only one needle though.
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    just my 2 cents but i like the safty of the dutch buckles pluss the weight savings from an elephant is great and the weight gain from a toggle is minimal plus you get the extra security from the buckle vs the MSH and toggle again just my 2 cents
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTurtle View Post
    just my 2 cents but i like the safty of the dutch buckles pluss the weight savings from an elephant is great and the weight gain from a toggle is minimal plus you get the extra security from the buckle vs the MSH and toggle again just my 2 cents
    What he said

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey View Post
    What he said
    What DID he say?

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    I just use trail sticks. 220 lbs and have never had a problem.
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    safty of the dutch buckles pluss the weight savings from an elephant is great
    I haven't had any safety issues and I wouldn't call less than half an ounce great. It's a difference of 12 grams for the set. Just saying.
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