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    New Member jcarman81's Avatar
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    Claytor Suspension

    Hello all,

    I just purchased a JH last night and I've already got the mod bug biting. I do a lot of hiking along the AT, in WV and in Kentucky so I'm a gram weenie. I've read about the potential wicking issues of the current suspension systems and I would like to rectify it.

    What systems are out there? I've been using my ENO DN rig for a few years so I'm used to the whoopie sling and tree hugger system. The JH isn't a bunched end hammock so I don't really know what I'm doing.

    Thanks for the help!

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    My claytor suspension has been swapped out for camp nano biners, webbing and cinch buckles. It is faster to setup, easier to adjust, and all but eliminates water runoff. That said, it is heavier than the stock suspension. You will find little else that is lighter than the stock suspension. if you are worried about the runoff, tie some strips of shamwow on the suspension webbing and they will wisk the runoff straight down and away from the hammock.

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    Take some strong cordage and make a loop in the channel of your hammock. Mine is 12 inches long. You then attach this to whatever suspension you choose.

    For instance, larks head the fixed end of your whoopies to that continuous loop and you can use your current ENO's suspension.

    I have used several suspensions on my Claytor clone... Each with good and bad points.
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    Awesome. Thanks!

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    i been using the claytor jungle hammock 6 years now.i never use my hennessey or dd hammocks,i let my friends use them lolneo
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    i tied off some cinch rings to the ends of mine. then i use diy tree huggers i made to attach the hammock to the tree. super fast set up.water should run down the tree hugger straps to the cinch rings and drip off the cinch rings. im even thinking on something that i can tie off to the cinch rings to catch rain water if it rains.thats my set up anyhow. i like the quickness and simplicity of it.

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    Cool and great

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    What is the Claytor suspension?
    How much does it weigh?
    Why is it not possible to replace it with a cord loop through an end channel if there is one, or around the bunched end, if there is no?

    I know this hammock is NOT a DD, but I'm one of those who think of it coming with heavy nylon straps, rather different, say than the lightweight polyester webbing Warbonnet supplies.

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    I think I'm going to go with a 12" amsteel continuous loop at each end and use whoopie slings w/ tree huggers. I think this should drop some weight while maintaining strength. I'll connect the whoopie slings by a biner on each end. That should stop the wicking issue.

    Thanks all for your ideas!

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    I think if you larkshead the fixed eye of the whoopies to the loop, it will stop the waterflow. I have been sleeping in a JH for four years now, I just ran the fixed eye of my whoopies through the channel and then the adjustable end through the eye and cinched it down. Works great, have not had water issues at all. Been that way for a couple of years. Just some ideas. I use whoopies and straps with great success.
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