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  1. #11
    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
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    I went over to a strap suspension with my Hennessy Explorer Ultralight. I simply used the Hennessy lashing to attach to the fixed loop on the strap and cut off the excess line that I didn't need. It's held up for probably 50 nights with my ~200 lbs in it, no problem.

    Hope it helps!
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    Senior Member Chigger's Avatar
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    You must replace the ropes. Go to a hammock hang and someone will sure help you with closed loops or whoopies. 1" straps with elephant trunk clips is a good way to go. Many systems better than the rope knots and so many people who can help you make it happen.

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    I took my HH Explorer and just did a Figure 8 on a bite and hooked my SMC descender rings to the bite via Black Diamond Neutrino Carabiner or add them into the actual Figure 8 knot. Then I just picked up some 1" webbing and sewed a bite on one end via some bar-tacks and suspension complete. You can just let the excess cordage hang or zip tie it up without having to cut it. This way you still retain the original suspension without compromising it in case you want to revert back or sell at a later date.

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    My HH Explorer Suspension with Fig 8 on a bite, and excess cut off. Used Carabiners to attach Rings to the Bite
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    Picture of my Wife's HH Expedition suspension done the same way. But left the excess cordage. Rings attached in the bite

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    I took robinsmv's advice and had my wife tie two figure eights from the Hennessey lines to my biner which I then attached to my Atlas straps and it worked pefectly!!!!! I had my Deep Jungle up in 2 minutes and will sleep in the backyard tonight!!!

    There are long dangling lines, but I will leave them for a time. I don't want to do anything which can't be undone!

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    I use a version of this suspension on my hyperlite:
    http://www.outdoortrailgear.com/featured/whoopie-hooks/

    Check out the picture, describes it better then anything I could say. I love it, also if you switch to continuous loops, they you have a loop that you can use to try all kinds of suspension systems, such as cinch buckles, woopies and more.

    I switched out the stock ropes for some continuous loops, it is simple and reversible. I just cut the zip ties, pulled back the sleeve and untied the rope. Zip ties are cheap and you can always re-tie the stock rope and put more zips in.
    The video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=t6QKLB0o13g

    Shows you how to make the switch (method is the same for loops), it is really simple and keeps the stock rope intact. Only thing you loose is a zip tie, and that is replace-able.

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    Heres my idea - replace the ropes with whoopies. Run the loop of the Whoopie through the tree strap loops. Put your trekking pole through the Whoopie loop, right under the handle, and pull it taught against the tree strap loop. No extra clips to tote, use what you have already. And the Whoopie should still be adjustable...

    Haven't tried it yet on my Hennessy.
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    the BOWLINE

    i realize my suggestion wil add weight to your kit but it wont fail you, once you learn the knot

    in the original suspension lines, tie a BOWLINE LOOP, close to the body of the hammock

    the BOWLINE(BOW-LINE) is a knot sailors use to secure their BOW to a post, which can be easily un-tied even after it gets wet & has great stress applied to it

    take a ratcheting motorcycle tie down w/ hooks that have a 180 hook on each end(some of the cheaper units have a hook that has less than a 180 turn & they will fail you, in this situation)

    hook into the LOOP w/ 1 end of the tie down & the tree huggers w/ the other end

    simply use the ratchets to adjust the tension/angle of your hammock

    for the purpose of this reply, use tie downs w/ hooks that look like these

    http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...set-90984.html

    not like these

    http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...own-47764.html

    notice the difference in the hooks, themselves

    the more open hooks will slip & fail you, under these conditions

    purchase tie downs that will hold your weight, safely

    i saw this system in use 2 weeks ago on a DELUXE SAFARI w/ a BIG OLE BOY in it

    it worked well & was easily erected & taken down

    sw
    "we are the people our parents warned us about" jb

    steve

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    How about Dutch Clips and figure 9 biners, I think you can use a Prussic hitch to set a movable loop?

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    suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by cv66seabear View Post
    How about Dutch Clips and figure 9 biners, I think you can use a Prussic hitch to set a movable loop?
    i only commented on what i actually saw, in person/in service

    I HEARD/THEY SAY there are some really cool/light weight/compact/inexpensive/innovative alternatives, out there

    & yes, i've seen the pics & videos

    i just haven't seen them in service, w/ my own eyes, yet

    & i prefer to speak only of that which i have personally witnessed

    @ 260#+, i've been in too many wrecks w/ stuff/gear that is purported to be substantially configured...

    just my 2 worth

    sw
    "we are the people our parents warned us about" jb

    steve

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