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    I'm new and all, but looking at his design, couldn't you actually make an adjustable set up that could stay in place permanently? In this situation your ridge line determines the distance between the ends of your hammock, and therefore the angle or curve of your hammock, allowing you to consistently put up your preferred hammock curve each time you hang it, despite the distance between tree's... Right?

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    Yeap... My SLS is permanently attached to my tarp with attachment points for the hammock. The hammock is set for those attachment points. On arrival at site the tree huggers are hung, the SLS attached to the huggers, tightened and corners of the tarp anchored. Nice covered dry area to complete the rest of the setup. Hook the hammock to it's toggles, load and retighten the SLS. Mine is based loosely on BearChasher's design. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=32421
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    I really like the simplicity factor. Thanks for the clear description and photos. I'm going to try this!

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    I ran into that problem with the clove hitch getting locked and came up with a quick solution not involving curses or screaming.

    The image shows a pocket knife sharpener I bought Humptulips, WA last year. It has 3 ways to sharpen up a pocket knife quickly: a carbide V, a porcelain V and a little 2 inch steel. As you l can see, the steel is quite small but sturdy with nice point to it. Sliding the steel under the hitch is a snap and 1 quick twist does the job.

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    (Besides, one can always use a sharper knife.)
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    Simple

    The simplicity of this setup is incredible!

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    Thanks for sharing, gonna try this.

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    if it was not for you guys us noobs would be in the dark thank you sir

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    Gonna have to try an make one! the Pic's help me out alot!! thanks!!

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    The down sides I found about having the attachment points fixed, or at least the one's I've found so far are. 1) I've set my system up with a 50 foot line to start & have extensions for when needed, so as to handle as many hangs as I can. So with out being able to move it along the line, I may not have a perfectly level lay. 2) I may not be able to take advantage of positioning the hammock along the line in an area out side of the trees canopy, so as to see the stars or avoid birds roosting for the night. Along the same thought I worry less about small branches falling from the tree. Even if you just use a prusik as your attachment point, it should work out better long term.
    Perhaps in the mad scramble for sexy light weightness I and everyone else has forgotten the most important function of gear not that it must weight nothing, look good and be cheap, but that it must keep you alive and increases your survivability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitts View Post
    .... or avoid birds roosting for the night.
    Hammock nightmare!!!
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