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    'rev - if you are still having problems you could try what I do: I use one ring attached to each end of the hammock and I attach the strap to the ring using a cinch knot (aka larks head for a strap on a ring, aka girth hitch). The cinch knot is relatively easy to adjust - just grab both parts of the strap and push toward the ring to lossen then push in the part of the strap you want to make shorter and tighten it up.

    Note since only one ring is used at each end of the hammock it mostly does not matter how you attach the ring to the hammock so long as it stays attached under weight.

    Also note the strap I use is Strapworks 1 inch polyester - YMMV
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    Speaking of alternatives, particularly for rope has anyone tried this... Run the support rope through a single ring and back to a figure 8 knot tied in the line. Pass it through the closest loop of the figure eight and tighten. Probably want to finish it off with a slippery half hitch safety. I have used this attach loads to the top of the car but not on a hammock. The figure eight knot is self tightening and fairly easily adjusted but holds tight under pressure. I would be interested in hearing if this works. I don't have anyplace to easily practice hang or I would try it myself.
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    don't know if anybody has mentioned this before, but...

    i have only tried the ring buckles once. i got slippage, but not when i used the backup 1/2 hitch.

    anyway, i made a belt for myself using 2 d-rings awhile back, and i always noticed it would slip alot as well. then one day i thought to flip the rings around, so the adjustable part of the webbing runs over the flat/straight part of the rings instead of the round part, and it holds signifigantly better. don't know if you could go without a backup on a d-ring suspension, but it sure holds my pants up better.

    does anybody use d-rings like this for a suspension? if you do, have you tried it without the backup 1/2 hitch? just curious.

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    I would suggest making a loop with a water knot if you're trying to make a loop from flat webbing. To tie a water knot, tie an overhand knot loosely, then take the working end back through it, tracing the path exactly and not allowing the straps to cross. Work it tight. It's a kind of bend used for climbing straps, but can, like all bends, make a loop (a bowline is the same as a sheet bend at heart). You can then use a lark's head/cow hitch to go through the rings.

    Or you could sew the loop and save 0.64325 grams.

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    my ring cordage is looped with a water knot. Then it is attached to a figure 8 on a bight with a larkshead. I almost invariably tie any loops with a water knot. The loop on my webbing is sewn.

    actually I played with things today and had very good luck with the knots having gone from a full prussic to the knot that grizz uses. only problem is I lengthened the span I need for a good hang a little and now I don't have any place to practice at my house. Oh the horror... I need to spend more time at camp... what a tragedy.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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