Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 53
  1. #1
    New Member TonyF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Springwater, NY
    Hammock
    HH Explorer Deluxe
    Tarp
    HH Hex
    Insulation
    Big Agnes 2 track
    Posts
    32

    Strength of rigging parts

    I was considering using a two ring with Garda Hitch and carabiners to make rigging and adjusting my hammock easier. A couple of posts on this site mentioned the amount of tension on the lines when hanging which I recall as being 1200 pounds. Would I need to get heavier rated carabiners and rings for the set up using tree hugger with rope suspended hammock?
    Tony

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    3,565
    Images
    57
    I have a bunch of hangs on my camp nano biners. Weigh an oz or so. A bunch of people here use them. I think they are rated to 24kN or something high like that.

    So I guess I'm suggesting strong yes, but it doesn't need to be heavy.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

  3. #3
    New Member TonyF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Springwater, NY
    Hammock
    HH Explorer Deluxe
    Tarp
    HH Hex
    Insulation
    Big Agnes 2 track
    Posts
    32
    Thanks for the name of the biners

  4. #4
    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Hammock
    Warbonnet ON!
    Tarp
    SuperFly or MacCat
    Insulation
    Yetis & Mambas
    Suspension
    Webbing and rings
    Posts
    13,919
    Images
    136
    Trek Light makes some good biners too; wee bit lighter than the Camp Nanos.
    Trust nobody!

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    3,565
    Images
    57
    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Trek Light makes some good biners too; wee bit lighter than the Camp Nanos.
    How many grams?
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

  6. #6
    Senior Member Gordzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Vancouver Island
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Blackbird
    Tarp
    Superfly.
    Insulation
    Yeti / Burrow
    Suspension
    Straps and rings
    Posts
    154
    Images
    15
    I admit I am a bit over cautious about things like weight limits on gear so I got a couple Metolius Inferno 'biners. They are rated to 28kN and weigh in at 35g each.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Hammock
    Warbonnet ON!
    Tarp
    SuperFly or MacCat
    Insulation
    Yetis & Mambas
    Suspension
    Webbing and rings
    Posts
    13,919
    Images
    136
    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee View Post
    How many grams?
    At least 2 cookies!
    Trust nobody!

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by TonyF View Post
    I was considering using a two ring with Garda Hitch and carabiners to make rigging and adjusting my hammock easier. A couple of posts on this site mentioned the amount of tension on the lines when hanging which I recall as being 1200 pounds. Would I need to get heavier rated carabiners and rings for the set up using tree hugger with rope suspended hammock?
    Tony
    it's no where near that much tension, actually it's very close to your bodyweight on each support, maybe a little more

  9. #9
    New Member TonyF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Springwater, NY
    Hammock
    HH Explorer Deluxe
    Tarp
    HH Hex
    Insulation
    Big Agnes 2 track
    Posts
    32
    Warbonnetguy;
    Thanks for the weight amount on each support, makes a lot of sense.

  10. #10
    Ramblinrev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Milton, PA
    Hammock
    Hennessey Explorer Ultralight
    Tarp
    Hennessey Hex
    Insulation
    HH Super Shelter
    Suspension
    ring buckle
    Posts
    7,294
    Images
    101
    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    it's no where near that much tension, actually it's very close to your bodyweight on each support, maybe a little more
    Isn't that figuring on the optimum suspension angle of roughly 30 degrees? If I understand correctly the stress climbs rapidly as the angle nears horizontal?
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
    Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn

    We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series

    Important thread injector guidelines especially for Newbies

    Bobbin Tension - A Personal Viewpoint

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •