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    Re: Straps

    I gotta recommend the Dutch cinch buckle also. I have rings on one hammock and they are a lot harder to get undone the next day, especially when its cold. I use 15' straps, on my last outing I only had about 6" to spare on each side. I tried to sling it around the huge tree but I still had to walk it around the last half.

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    I use 15 feet per side with a 6 inch eye sewn in one end of each so I ended up with two 14.5 foot straps with a single eye on each strap that I feed a climbing rated carabiner through.

    I use the biner as a weight and gently toss the strap around the tree.

    I like 2 SMC descender rings per side of the hammock to use as adjustment. I don't mind having to backup them with a slippery half hitch as I find them easier to thread and unthread webbing through compared to the Dutch buckles or the WB buckles.

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    I use 15' straps. I also use SMC rings in a ring buckle setup. I find them easier to adjust and you can get closer to the trees when your choices are limited. I've looked at cinch buckles, but look like they might eat into and cause a breakage of the straps.

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    WBBB strap

    I was very happy with the simplicity and effectiveness of the cinch strap system on my WBBB.

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    I'd go 10 to 12 ft. My BMBH UL came with straps just over 6ft. Pretty much useless this side of the Rockies. I am happy with the tri-glides so give them a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robjae View Post
    I was very happy with the simplicity and effectiveness of the cinch strap system on my WBBB.
    I too see no reason to monkey with an already-great system. Gram weenies might, but I think it'd make more sense to increase your strength (go do some squats) so you can carry the extra weight vs. make it more complicated and potentially less satisfying.

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    I use 12 foot tie down straps. I left the hook on the end for whipping it around trees. Any hardware store has them, and the working load is printed write on the package. I am not a " gram weenie" so this might not work for everybody.

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    I got away with 10' when I was using SMC rings. However, if you don't mind the weight 15' gives you a while lot more versatility. My wife tried hanging from the big trees in front of our place last summer and ended up on the ground because 10' wasn't quite enough.

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    Perhaps the simplest strap hanging is to wrap/lash the strap around a tree. No buckle or rings are needed.

    http://www.imrisk.com/hammock/speerknot.htm

    http://www.imrisk.com/hammock/improvedknot.htm

    I'm doing this now. I have a hammock hung with a strap around the tree twice, then I wrapped the strap around a limb about 10 times. No give or slippage.

    Bryan

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    Straps

    Quote Originally Posted by bwg View Post
    Perhaps the simplest strap hanging is to wrap/lash the strap around a tree. No buckle or rings are needed.

    http://www.imrisk.com/hammock/speerknot.htm

    http://www.imrisk.com/hammock/improvedknot.htm

    I'm doing this now. I have a hammock hung with a strap around the tree twice, then I wrapped the strap around a limb about 10 times. No give or slippage.

    Bryan
    Won't work here but a good idea. You would need a ladder and 30-40 foot straps.
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