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    Question Help for the newbie?

    Hello from Dallas, I'm a life scout almost done with my eagle scout. Couple questions-
    1: I have a high adventure coming up and I am looking to mod my Doublenest. I'm thinking of using Lawson Tree Huggers, but I want to replace the standard rope for something else. Any suggestions?
    2: Best O-Ring?
    Just reply here to help or for suggestions.

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    I use a Trek Light double which is very similar to your ENO (end channel). I prefer webbing and cinch buckles for suspension. Very simple to use and adjust. I got the cinch buckle and chain link system from AHE (Arrowhead Equipment) and it was very simple to change out. Instructions on how to do it on the AHE website. Before that I used webbing and SMC descender rings. If you use rings, make sure they are load rated (climbing rated) and always tie a back-up half hitch knot. I learned about the back-up knot the hard way. My friends got a good laugh and I ended up on the ground. No back-up knot needed with the cinch buckles.

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    I switched the rope that holds the carabiner with a Amstel chain link I made but you can buy them from arrowhead equipment or whoopie slings.com. If you want to replace the whole suspension arrowhead has a complete suspension with straps. Or you could go the whoopie sling route

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    I like the chain link idea, the cinch and buckle is iffy for me. So what you are saying MattyG is that the Tree Hugger straps would be fine, just hook it on the chain link, if you know what I mean. I tried the whoopie sling on my home hammock and marlin spiked it, nice and light, but I want something new.

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    If you want to go that route look at the smart outdoors elegant trunks they go on the tree straps and have a little hook that the chain link goes on. I use many different versions of the ring/cinch buckle from the ones on my warbonnet to the rings that ahe sells larks headed on to a chain link run through the end channel to the ones that onrope and dream hammock sells. they all work fine really easy to adjust and safe, I always use a slippery half hitch as back up. But take a look at your options you can always switch if you don't like something

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    Sorry, hopefully last question.
    So on the ENO, take out the rope with the carabiner attached, then feed the chain link through the channel, do a larks head? And then just set up the straps and the trunks and then I'll be sitting pretty? That knot though I do not know.
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    +1 on the elephant trunks. I got my suspension from smart outdoors. Whoopies, straps and elephant trunks.
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    What kind of straps are the best? I need 1 inch straps since the Tree Huggers are 1.5 in wide and the elephant trunks only accept 1 in.

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    ENO Pro Straps

    I use a set of ENO Pro Straps. Each is around 9 feet long. I also replaced the heavy metal hooks with polymer carabiners. Takes about 1/4 lbs off the total weight.

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    +1 for AHE cinch buckle set with amsteel chain links. Easiest and fastest setup IMHO. As to changing out ENO dn ropes, untie the biner and remove, then tie the rope end to your chain link, pull thru and larks head the link. Enjoy!!

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