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    Question New Hammock and Clueless

    Got a hammock from Syb in the mail today. Thank You Syb, but it has 2 short aluminum tubes, straps with loop on one end and whoopies. I's thinking this is a marlin knot spike setup. Edgemacate me, PLEASE
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    Sounds like a Marlin Spike Hitch/Toggle/Whoopie set up to me.

    Watch some of Grizz's (AKA Professor Hammock) Suspension videos for how to use.
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    Click here.

    That links directly to the part of Grizz's video about Marlinspike Hitches, and hanging a cording suspension from it.
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    wrap strap around tree, once, feed loose end of strap through the loop and tighten.

    tie a marlin spike hitch on the long no-loop end with the toggle. Put the whoopie on the knot, not the toggle.

    Repeat for other side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    Got a hammock from Syb in the mail today. Thank You Syb, but it has 2 short aluminum tubes, straps with loop on one end and whoopies. I's thinking this is a marlin knot spike setup. Edgemacate me, PLEASE
    Sorry Karl. You didn't upgrade to the "Extreme Shipping" option which would have included an in-person demonstration by yours truly.

    Let me know if you need anything, I'm happy to help.
    Syb
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    all these years LOL. i guess you can teach an old dog new tricks but i still refuse to learn how to do that video Snipe thing.
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    video Snipe thing.
    I just can't bring myself to tell him...
    Syb
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