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  1. #841
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    This being my first post I feel it is appropriate that I post in this thread. I spent the weekend reading every post.
    I received my HH Ultralight and straps from Strapworks. No SMC rings yet. Couldn't stand it went to hardware store and picked up 4 steel ring. Set it up a sprayed it down with permetheim. I'll hang in the yard till I get my SMC's. then it is off to do some quite water kakaking ADK's and Vt.

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    A tip of the hat to you; reading this thread is no small feat.
    It sounds like you are off to a good start. Welcome to the forum!
    Trust nobody!

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    Looking to switch from straps (Speer-style) to a ring buckle system.

    Issues:

    1) I use 1 1/2" instead of 1" straps. Any potential issues?
    2) Depending on the time of year, my weight tends to fluctuate b/t 230-270. What kind of cord should I use to connect from hammock to ring buckle? Will Ed's spectra cord be strong enough?
    "He that lives upon hope will die fasting."

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    I'm eager to compare my rings to a whoopie sling. I like eliminating hardware.

    - MacEntyre
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    Senior Member TiredFeet's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    I'm eager to compare my rings to a whoopie sling. I like eliminating hardware.

    - MacEntyre
    That's a great idea - but then I'm biased

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    Hello. Found this forum I have had a HH ULBP for several years hated the stock lashing method read this thread ordered me some rings, biners and webbing from harbor freight. so far works great. thanks for the information. will also use it to modify the eagles nest I recently obtained.

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    I have to say I have learned more over the last few days about hammocking than I could tell you.

    I have a HHExplorer Delux and got the Blue Lashings from Harbor Freight and the SMC rings and have implemented supports as shown in this picture



    I will be taking the maiden voyage tonight and hope to have a great nights sleep.. I am still establishing the trust factor between me and my hammock..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agfadoc View Post
    I will be taking the maiden voyage tonight and hope to have a great nights sleep.. I am still establishing the trust factor between me and my hammock..
    Owning an Explorer I would have no problem trusting the hammock now. Although I do confess to making my daughter be the first in my very first hammock. I could not believe my lard butt would stay up. That said... I'd need some extra experience before I would trust a treeless hang. We all have our limits.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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    It seems pretty solid, I really have no reference point to go off of, but I'm going anyways. If I end up on the ground then so be it.. I shall move forward!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agfadoc View Post
    It seems pretty solid, I really have no reference point to go off of, but I'm going anyways. If I end up on the ground then so be it.. I shall move forward!
    The theory is very sound and others have had success. I am sure it would only take me a couple of tries to commit to it. I've even considered doing it myself. But...... I might need my daughter to run interference for me first..
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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