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    Quote Originally Posted by ALHikerGal View Post
    Well.....

    I did this very set up this weekend... Not a happy camper. Maybe it had something to do with the webbing that I used, but shortly after I laid down there was a great thud onto the ground...

    I did this exactly as Miu has pictured, but my webbing slipped the rings.

    Any suggestions as to what went wrong?

    I have done that a few times. You need to put a slip knot in the extra webbing after the rings. That keeps the extra from slipping back through the rings. Everytime I forget I end up on the ground.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    I also found out something while I was laying in my hammock Thursday night. I was using my speer webbing for the first time. I was hanging on trees around 16 or so feet apart. This is why I love having long straps.

    Well after I was laying in it for a few hours (I had earlier retighten the straps a couple of times to take up the stretch), I all the sudden fell about 3 or so inches and then bounced around in mid air. This scared the crap out of me and I yelled a few choice words. I did not feel the ground and was worried since 1 foot to the left of me was the edge of a 3 foot drop then the creek.

    The only thing I could figure out is that the slack went through my biner all at once. Anything else would have sent me to the ground, and possibly the water.

    All in all a funny experience.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    I have done that a few times. You need to put a slip knot in the extra webbing after the rings. That keeps the extra from slipping back through the rings. Everytime I forget I end up on the ground.
    OH! now they tell me this bit of info!!

    Ok, back to the woods!
    Get busy living, or get busy dying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALHikerGal View Post
    OH! now they tell me this bit of info!!

    Ok, back to the woods!
    Yeah thats hidden in somwhere in the 36 pages of posts. But I also learned that the hard way.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALHikerGal View Post
    Well.....

    I did this very set up this weekend... Not a happy camper. Maybe it had something to do with the webbing that I used, but shortly after I laid down there was a great thud onto the ground...

    I did this exactly as Miu has pictured, but my webbing slipped the rings.

    Any suggestions as to what went wrong?
    A slippery half hitch works best. That's fancy talk for a slip knot tied around the strap, right next to the rings and pulled tight.
    Peace,
    Joe

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    Guys!
    Is it possible to use two biniers instead of descendin rings? I asked this question b/c i cant find any rings in our locality and my only option (if carabineirs would not work) is to fabricate one out of stainless steel rods (aluminum rods are difficult to bend and weld).

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    Hi
    I had the same problem and was not able to buy any of the descending rings here in Perth, so I rang around and was able to find some at my local fastener company who had these 316 stainless steel rings, 5 mm (1/4 inch) thick with a 37 mm (1 1/2 inch) inside diameter cost me AU$0.80c each

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    Will REI not ship overseas? http://www.rei.com/product/471123

    Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rptinker View Post
    Guys!
    Is it possible to use two biniers instead of descendin rings? I asked this question b/c i cant find any rings in our locality and my only option (if carabineirs would not work) is to fabricate one out of stainless steel rods (aluminum rods are difficult to bend and weld).
    I haven't tried it with 2 biners but I don't see why it would not work. All the rings do is provide friction to hold the straps.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    I haven't tried it with 2 biners but I don't see why it would not work. All the rings do is provide friction to hold the straps.
    FWIW, you might even be able to use just one biner or one ring as long as you put that slippery half hitch in it. Might be worth trying.
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