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    Adding tree huggers?

    How does one go about adding tree huggers (looking at eno slap straps) to a DD traveler? I'm trying to get the set up as simple as possible since its my first hammock. I want to tie as few knots as I can! As this is my first ever hammock feel free to explain it like you're talking to a child! Bonus points for crayon drawings and diagrams.

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    My understanding is that the eno straps tend to stretch and sag so not usually a good pick. I would check here since Dejoha has tonnes of diagrams available for all sorts of things:

    http://theultimatehang.com/author/dejoha/
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    Adding tree huggers?

    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    My understanding is that the eno straps tend to stretch and sag so not usually a good pick. I would check here since Dejoha has tonnes of diagrams available for all sorts of things:

    http://theultimatehang.com/author/dejoha/
    Lol, those diagrams might as well be in Swahili. I'm trying to keep it as simple as humanly possible. Thanks for the link just the same!

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    Never realized they were difficult to understand - sorry.

    Do these help more? http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/d...ck-suspension/
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    Adding tree huggers?

    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    Never realized they were difficult to understand - sorry.

    Do these help more? http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/d...ck-suspension/
    Those are better. I'm not actually looking to make my own tree huggers though. I just want to buy some and put them on my hammock. I'm just confused as to remove the existing suspension system and add tree huggers (hopefully thereby simplifying set up considerably)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch253 View Post
    Lol, those diagrams might as well be in Swahili. I'm trying to keep it as simple as humanly possible. Thanks for the link just the same!
    nOOb here, also

    found these 2 pieces of information that may help in your pursuits:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...read.php?t=192

    &

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...read.php?t=216

    this 1 is also helpful:

    http://www.animatedknots.com/knotlis...matedknots.com

    fear not the knot, it can be conquered/mastered...

    there are several places on this forum where you will find videos of the inner workings of just about every issue you can imagine

    have patients & do some perusing, it WILL pay off

    keep your digital camera charged up & have an extra memory stick handy

    take pictures of every step you take in your project, so you will be able to revert to the original state or duplicate your successes...

    a yellow legal pad & a pencil w/ eraser are also quite handy

    don't be afraid to open things up, by clipping a zip tie, just use a small pair of nippers, not a sharp knife(don't ask)

    though not quite ANVIL simple, hammocks are almost that simple and the use of the right supplies can render you wonderful results

    BE PATIENT

    i am in the middle of re-doing the suspension on my new, to me, hammock and am having a ball working thru the issues

    buy a bit more material/strap/cordage than you think you will need and experiment with it

    having a red crayon, a sharpie, a tape measure, an awl, a small pair of nippers/wire cutters, a pair of long nosed hemostats, a small roll of moderately stiff wire, a roll of blue painter's tape and a fairly large flat surface to work on will be down right handy, when playing with your project

    did i say:

    BE PATIENT

    HAVE FUN

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    I just got the DD but I was using whoopies and the marlin spike method on my diy. I think both are pretty easy.

    if you want to change it out here is a video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4QLN9Xf86Y

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    Re: Adding tree huggers?

    dd hammocks, ukhammocks and twhammocks sell tree huggers. In europe if you are not looking to diy those are probably your best options. DO NOT get nylon straps, make sure they are polyester if possible for less stretch.

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    Fairly new here so not familiar w DD traveler but don't you have to hook tree huggers to Whoopies and then to the hammock? Not directly to the hammock, unless it is like WB suspension.

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    Re: Adding tree huggers?

    Quote Originally Posted by bcw View Post
    Fairly new here so not familiar w DD traveler but don't you have to hook tree huggers to Whoopies and then to the hammock? Not directly to the hammock, unless it is like WB suspension.
    The dd suspension uses lighter weight (and width) webbing... not exactly sure what width or material it is made from but lots of people like to change it.

    From what I've seen it will soak up a lot of water and transfer it to the hammock, therefore most like to change it or at least add a water break.
    Last edited by craige; 04-21-2013 at 11:30.

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