Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Senior Member Mouseskowitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Chicago land
    Hammock
    DIY 1.5 DBL
    Tarp
    DIY cat cut hex
    Insulation
    PLTQ & DIY 20 UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie slings
    Posts
    775

    Suspension brainstorming help

    Until recently I only had the gear to hang 2 of my 4 hammocks at a time. Since then I have acquired a 5lb bag of random webbing. There is a bunch of 1.5in stuff in there which I am hoping to use. The question is how to attach strap A to hammock B. Hammock B is a tank. It's a short double layer upholstery fabric beast. It has issues with shoulder squeeze so I'm planning on doing some form of spreader bar mod. With that I may end up with two amsteel eyes on each end. My first though was to maybe use an elephant hook or Dutch buckle, but those are designed for 1 in webbing. SMC rings have crossed my mind, but they are only 1.5 in ID so I'm wondering if they'd be too small as well.

    So, I'm looking for something that is 1) cheap 2) easy to set up/ adjust. Weight really isn't an issue as the hammock must already weigh 10 lb. It will be used to go out and hang in the yard for an hour or two. Anyone have ideas?

  2. #2
    vampiresmiley's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Bay City, MI
    Hammock
    DIY UL w/ dynaglide whoopies (6oz)
    Tarp
    Hammock Gear Cuben
    Insulation
    Underground Quilts
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    217
    Images
    22

    DIY Gear Supply

    The Aluminum Suspension Rings (1.75″ ID, 2.25″) that DIY Gear Supply carries, should be able to handle the 1.5 inch webbing, but they are currently out of stock. You might check with Scott (sclittlefield) to see if/when he will be getting more in.

    Michael

  3. #3
    Senior Member Mouseskowitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Chicago land
    Hammock
    DIY 1.5 DBL
    Tarp
    DIY cat cut hex
    Insulation
    PLTQ & DIY 20 UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie slings
    Posts
    775
    Quote Originally Posted by vampiresmiley View Post
    The Aluminum Suspension Rings (1.75″ ID, 2.25″) that DIY Gear Supply carries, should be able to handle the 1.5 inch webbing, but they are currently out of stock. You might check with Scott (sclittlefield) to see if/when he will be getting more in.

    Michael
    I'll have to look into that. Thanks.

  4. #4
    Jimbo3b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Posts
    70
    Wider webbing like you're talking about would be nice for always hanging in the same place in the yard--easier on the trees than 1" webbing.

    If you're talking about the same location all the time, then it seems that you don't need an adjustable setup that you get using the rings, and you can use the same length of webbing all the time. Tie or sew the webbing onto your mini spreader bar, if that's what you're using, then run the webbing out to and around the tree, and then hook the webbing onto itself using a Dutch clip or a carabiner.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Hammock
    Hennesy
    Tarp
    various
    Insulation
    pads, foam
    Posts
    3,890
    Images
    17
    Without going and looking I wonder if a couple of oval carabiners would work...
    YMMV

    HYOH

    Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)

  6. #6
    Senior Member Mouseskowitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Chicago land
    Hammock
    DIY 1.5 DBL
    Tarp
    DIY cat cut hex
    Insulation
    PLTQ & DIY 20 UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie slings
    Posts
    775
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo3b View Post
    Wider webbing like you're talking about would be nice for always hanging in the same place in the yard--easier on the trees than 1" webbing.

    If you're talking about the same location all the time, then it seems that you don't need an adjustable setup that you get using the rings, and you can use the same length of webbing all the time. Tie or sew the webbing onto your mini spreader bar, if that's what you're using, then run the webbing out to and around the tree, and then hook the webbing onto itself using a Dutch clip or a carabiner.
    That's not a bad idea. I guess I'm just not a fan of knots in flat webbing. In my limited experience with them they tend not to come back out easily after being loaded with my 240lb self.

    I ran into slingrings.com while looking for stuff. I can get 6 pairs of rings for under $20 shipped. If a 1.5in ID works for 1in webbing I would think 2in ID would work for 1.5.

    For speed and simplicity some form of clip at the tree would be best. But for cost I'm thinking it's going to be hard to beat the rings.

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
  •