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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    Ultralight hammock suspension, DIY UCRs for less than 1 ounce per line

    I made a video today of how my personal hammock suspension is put together for you ultralight hikers out there. Be advised I don't follow the "normal" safety recommendations.

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    I like this, I also have taken certain "liberties" with splicing with no bad results. Bottom line, what works, works.

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    Senior Member rngn's Avatar
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    Great vid rock im not dead

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    What is the cutting board that you are using? Where did you get that? My apologies if that information is in a different message, but I haven't had time to read all of the amazing stuff that is listed in this forum.

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    Very nicely done. Thanks



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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    It's a craft mat. I don't know where my wife got it, but it sure is handy.
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    You can pick them up at Michael's or Hobby lobby. I have a cutting mat I think I picked up from Michael's in Athens.

    Sgt, that knot you tied as your 'tensioning knot' looks much like a taut line hitch without the loop.
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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    See, I knew it had a name.
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    Not sure I'm ready to try out your methods quite yet Sgt, but I appreciate the look at how you do things and your thoughts as to why.
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    Great vid SGT Rock, explains your suspension extremely well thanks for posting it.

    I've never tried UCR's before but I have some spare dynaglide so I may give this a go, although I will be using my 1" straps as I don't have any mule tape to mess with yet!
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