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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Bear View Post
    Awesome video Detail Man, and D family...

    You mentioned you turned the connectors, correct??? Have you been able to find anything that is commercially made so those of us whom would like to try this (namely me for my two girls) could make this set-up work?
    Yes, I turned those connectors on a lathe. I haven't seen anything readily available, but I haven't really looked either. You could use a small eye bolt, but it would be heavier. These ends weigh about 5 gms each.

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    Brilliantly simple design! Do you intend to sell the fittings you made? Cause I would like some!
    "Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."-Robert Frost

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    Well done. I liked you repeating the comparison of the weight of the hardware rods, 4oz (100g) compared to the weight of a second tarp. Not to mention the time required to put up and take down a second tarp.

    I'm gonna put guy lines on that winter palace tarp right now, certainly large enough for two hammocks hung this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trees4Me View Post
    Brilliantly simple design! Do you intend to sell the fittings you made? Cause I would like some!
    Me too!! This is genius!

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    Nice work.
    Any reason both hammocks couldn't utilize a single tree strap/MSH?
    Dave

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    Very nice Detailman, keeping it simple and light, a DIY project that would appeal to just about any hanger.

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    Good job, Detail Man. Add another one who would be interested in those end fittings. I could see them working on a bridge hammock as well. You've done a great job of getting the kids out in the woods with all of your mad DIY skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Nice work.
    Any reason both hammocks couldn't utilize a single tree strap/MSH?
    D1 and I discovered that accidently on a paddling trip once. One of our tree huggers got lost in some paddling gear in the car so we had to hang from a single strap on one end. I was a bit uneasy about it at first, but it did fine. It did seem that the other person's movement was transmitted thru the suspension more easily, however.

    My typical setup involves running the tree huggers opposite directions around the tree, and positioning them just off center of the tree. This seems to dampen the effect of feeling the other person's minor movements.

    For two adults, I would probably recommend using a heavier strap. You just have to do the math for the combined weight of two people X 4 for safety. 1500lb straps might work fine, but bumping up to 3000lb straps might be necessary. Then it's a question of weight savings of 4 light straps vs. 2 heavier ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Rust View Post
    Good job, Detail Man. Add another one who would be interested in those end fittings. I could see them working on a bridge hammock as well. You've done a great job of getting the kids out in the woods with all of your mad DIY skills.
    Bridge hammocks.....Hmmmmm. I'll keep that in mind.

    Thanks. The girls really enjoy being outside. Making stuff for them is my way of hoping they'll still want to associate with me as teenagers. Hammocks and horses, maybe that'll keep the boys at bay for a while.

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    Excellent!! I've definitely book marked. This would certainly leave the hiking poles that some use as spreaders available for other things. Do you find that it works better with two hammocks that are close to the same length?

    Do you guys do winter camping, and if so, can you do a thread on how you close off the tarp ends with two hammock suspensions coming out? I'm having a hard time figuring that one out.

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