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    Biner as Marlin Spike?

    Has anyone used a biner for the spike in a Marlin Spike Setup then hooked your whoopie slings over it then attached your tarp to the biner? Ideas before I give it a try. Whoopie slings should arrive early next week for my HH mod. Thanks to whoopieslings.com.

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    you could though often I have my tarp ridge line lower than my tree straps/'biner to allow the tarp to be pitched closer to my hammock.
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    A biner will work just fine as a spike.

    I wouldn't recommend attaching the tarp to the same biner though. When you get in the hammock, your suspension angle will drop a bit from the added weight. If the tarp is tied to that same suspension, the tarp will sag right along with it. Usually it's better to just tie the tarp to the tree separately.
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    A biner in place of the traditional marlin spike hitch will work. As Angrysparrow said, I wouldn't use ti for tarp attachment though.

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    I use a biner with a marlin spike hitch....but then I just clip my suspension into the biner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliff369 View Post
    Has anyone used a biner for the spike in a Marlin Spike Setup then hooked your whoopie slings over it then attached your tarp to the biner? Ideas before I give it a try. Whoopie slings should arrive early next week for my HH mod. Thanks to whoopieslings.com.
    +1 I do this, and attach my hammock strap or whoopie directly to the MSH's biner -but use a separate tarp line most of the time
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