Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 15 of 15
  1. #11
    Senior Member E.A.Y.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Rescue, CA
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BlackBird
    Tarp
    MacCat, JRB winter
    Insulation
    Crowsnest UQ 3/4
    Suspension
    Depends
    Posts
    897
    Images
    66
    Last trip I forgot my carabiners and threaded the strap through the loop. Took a little more time. I like the speed and adjustability of my 'biners (actually Dutch Clips).

  2. #12
    Downhill Trucker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    OES Spinn
    Insulation
    RAB & WM Blue CCF
    Suspension
    Many DIY
    Posts
    467
    My new tree straps have soft shackles where the biners were... Not sure how it will work but we shall soon see...
    Attached Images Attached Images

  3. #13
    Senior Member Gra_factor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Syracuse, NY
    Hammock
    Byer of Maine Moskito
    Tarp
    Chinook 12" x 9'6"
    Insulation
    Zeppelin 20 UQ
    Suspension
    web cinch buckle
    Posts
    212
    Images
    25
    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Another handy thing about biners is the extra bit of weight for getting straps around big trees. In the past it has allowed me to swing the end around trees too big for my arms to reach around. As others have said, it is ease of use and set up. Nothing wrong with using the loop depending on how you like to rig your suspension.
    Yes I do that too. Kind of fling it around the tree and try to grab it with my other hand as it swings around. I usually miss and have to walk around and pick it up off the ground, but at least it gets half way there.
    "Dyslexic knot unravellers of the world, UNITE!"

  4. #14
    New Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    29
    I've just converted my HH to include whoopie slings, and I think I'm going to need a karabiner to attach the whoopies to the tree straps, aren't I?

    I looked at a ring and spike attachment, but, to use the whoopie sling properly, the line has to slide around the attachment, and there was a lot of friction with the ring and spike, and a lot less with the karabiner.............or have I missed something?

    A

  5. #15
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Central IN
    Hammock
    WBRR, Lots of DIY
    Tarp
    MacCat; Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Lynx, Ridge Creek
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    5,187
    You can use a carabiner in the strap end loop or use a marlin spike hitch anywhere along the length of the strap.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •