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    Senior Member shhQuiet's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by graelb View Post
    Thanks guys for the awesome responses and advice!

    My plan is to use my (just now purchased) whoopies connected to a carabiner which is attached to a pair of tree huggers which are girth hitched to the tree... this should be enough distance for I'd think trees ~20-25 feet apart on a bad day... Sound about right?
    I think you're on the right track, too, but I'd also suggesting using the marlin spike hitch and ditch those heavy biners...
    Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
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    Those biners might not be all that heavy...and after having already fallen once, the peace of mind knowing you CAN'T slip up over the knot and hit the ground again might well be worth the slight weight of a couple of quality lightweight climbing biners. It is for me at least...

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    Diygearsupply actually has some 4-5KN 'biners that will hold ~1100lbs on the spine...
    they only weigh .85oz each. Not too bad really.

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