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    Senior Member Mr.Tattoo's Avatar
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    Thanks all I have 5' straps already made and find when I use them there is usually a good bit of extra strap was hoping to go smaller but am now thinking I should play it safe and stick with my 5' straps

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    I wouldn't go shorter... In fact I'd carry a backup for extra length. In my area I can always find somewhere to hang with 6' straps... But I learned two weeks ago that it may not be the BEST spot available.
    "We're the Sultans of Swing."

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    In Maine 6'to8' I am new to this and a friend said 6' to 8' would be good . So I plan on to different one lol . Great post I am learning !

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    6' seems to be the typical length. Works for me most of the time.

    If you have a loop in the hammock end of your strap then you can always carry an extra 2'-3' double loop end strap or amsteel for an extender.

    My last rig I tried as an experiment with some left over strap was a 2' long strap with a loop at each end for the tree with double loop end amsteel leaders.

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    Why not carry one 5' and one 7' or 8'?
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.D. Cakes View Post
    Why not carry one 5' and one 7' or 8'?
    I'm thinking I may go with a 6' and a 9'... Still trying to work out the best solution for me.
    "We're the Sultans of Swing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldRagFreeze View Post
    I'm thinking I may go with a 6' and a 9'... Still trying to work out the best solution for me.
    Carry your normal 6 footers if they work most of the time and a 3'-5' amsteel "dog bone". The dog bone can be used as a "pack leash" to hang your pack from a tree, an extender for a tree strap, to hang a water bag for a gravity filter and whatever else you think of. Carry a few of them as they are quite useful and weigh very little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.D. Cakes View Post
    Why not carry one 5' and one 7' or 8'?
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