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    I'm looking for some pics of ways people are keeping the constrictor sleeve from slipping. I hear of people using surgical tubing on the constrictor, O-rings and prussic knot. Is there anything else that is better

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    Thanks SGT Rock,Thats what I was looking for. I saw your video on the ghost hammock but I couldn't see on the video how you actually hooked up that tubing. If anyone else has some great ideas please post.

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    SGT Rock's method is the best I've seen

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    I have a similar "bury milk insurance policy" on my UCRs.
    I used some shock cord loops on mine.

    Works great and you only have to carry 1/2 the length cord to get between your trees compared to whoopies.

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    Here's a video from Prof.Hammock about constriction. About 6:30 minutes In, he starts talking on how to keep ucr's from slipping.

    I'm not asleep... but that doesn't mean I'm awake.

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    Hey Sarge, can you give us a durability report on using the UCRs?

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    I used a set of these for about 18 months and they were still going strong although they had turned completely white from the original safety green. That was probably about 600 miles of hiking. If I still had it as my only hammock and was going to start a thru-hike tomorrow I wouldn't hesitate a second.

    I've got a friend that sews gear and was thinking about offering to make Ghost Hammocks so I sent her the old hammock to see how I put it together so I don't have those around to look at anymore. She did ask where I got the white dynaglide LOL.
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    In some other thread I cannot now find, someone suggested using a cord lock, at least he asked if anyone had tried it.

    I thought it was an interesting idea, and as I was about to make a set of UCRs I gave it a try.

    cord lock.jpg

    Details:
    • a pair of these locks weighs 5 grams. Way heavier than a prussik solution.
    • These will admit two strands of 2mm Dynaglide class cord, the lock is pinching down on the UCR tail. I doubt very much that these locks would work with 7/64 Amsteel---too fat.
    • you can't tie a knot in the tail end and get it and another strand of cord through the lock, I doubt you'd be able to splice back the end. I melted the end and when it was still hot flattened it. This means I can keep the cord lock out of the way of the bury piece when I'm setting the length, and then slide it to the tail, work the tail through, and clamp it down.
    • It was trivial to introduce the cord lock. I put it on the UCR system after all the splicing was done. The double cord of the fixed eye at the end of the system can be pushed through the cord lock's hole.
    • It is a pretty easy to use solution


    It has not yet stood the test of many hangs, but on a few times out it has yet to fail. The spring in my cord locks are pretty strong, it seems to me it has to have as much grip as the silicon tubing + tie-off solution.

    What have I become??? Five grams seems heavy to me. For this. But it is easy to do.
    Grizz
    (alias ProfessorHammock on youtube)

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    Grizz Man you got some of the coolest info I never would of thought of something so simple. Im using dynaglide so my cord locks will be the micro size.

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