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    whoopies and marlin spike hitch

    Hey guys i already have my whoopies on my eno dn and will be ordering some tree huggers soon for now i am just using my eno atlas straps but i want to eliminate some weight from my setup so my question is will the standard aluminum toggles hold me at 330 or do i need to get something different or could i just use a stick out of the woods so i dont have to carry toggles

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    The toggle should have little to no weight on it. Hang on the knot not the toggle. On the knot not the toggle. Everyone say it together.

    If hung on properly the toggle only needs to moderately strong....enough so to handle the compression forces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    The . Hang on the knot not the toggle. On the knot not the toggle. Everyone say it together.
    every, single time I hang my hammock ON THE KNOT, I think of Shug's slow speak video.... every single time !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos View Post
    every, single time I hang my hammock ON THE KNOT, I think of Shug's slow speak video.... every single time !!
    Same here!
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos View Post
    every, single time I hang my hammock ON THE KNOT, I think of Shug's slow speak video.... every single time !!
    Quote Originally Posted by grannypat View Post
    Same here!

    Which is as it should be.
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    If you don't get the joke in the posts above, check this out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7NZVqpBUV0


    The marlin spike hitch and knot talk begin about 3:58, but the whole video is worth watching.

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    Make sure you have the sling loop squarely on the knot, not tipped to one side. This may cause the hammock to spin over and dump you on the turf, or cement in some cases. DAMHIK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos View Post
    every, single time I hang my hammock ON THE KNOT, I think of Shug's slow speak video.... every single time !!
    Every, single time I hang my hammock ON THE KNOT, I wonder how you can hang it not on the knot. I'm still waiting for someone to post a photo of a whoopie sling on the toggle.

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    Another option is to use a carabiner for the "toggle", in which case you can attach directly to the carabiner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleClark View Post
    Another option is to use a carabiner for the "toggle", in which case you can attach directly to the carabiner.
    +1 like the Camp U.S.A. Nano carabiner.
    Foolproof, even for me!
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