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    Bottle Opener as Marlin Spike Toggle?

    I have a bunch of those small aluminum bottle openers lying around.... Do you think they are strong enough to work as a toggle for my Marlin Spike Hitch on Tree Straps?

    I know that people use the Mini Caribiners and even sticks, so I thought this could work as well.


    Thanks,
    Erik

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    If you can break/bend them with one hand then no. Otherwise knock yourself out. There are people on here who have used ball point pins successfully.
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

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    Just position them so that you can still open your bottles
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Just position them so that you can still open your bottles
    That's not a laughing matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Just position them so that you can still open your bottles
    Also, you should probably be in the hammock when the bottles get opened--there is a direct correlation to the number of bottles opened and hammock entry failure.
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Exponential is more like it. Don't ask.
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    I am very happy that these should work, and I won't go thirsty.
    I have been cruising the forum for months, and have finally developed (what I believe to be)a good system. Thank you so much HF!!!

    I will be hanging for the first real time this weekend.
    Nordhouse Dunes be ready.

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    we are all about dual use here

    but wait, than means you hang your hammock after all the, ah, bottle opening. sure that's a good idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Exponential is more like it. Don't ask.
    Still waiting on that video?

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    so thash where i pud it.;-)

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