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    Newb Question

    I am sure this has been asked before, but I was unable to locate the thread. Is there any reason not to tie your tree strap to your woopie sling?
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    Lots of folks tie the strap to the whoopie sling, but the exact configuration is important to ensure safety, the ability to still adjust the whoopie sling and the ability to ever untie it again.

    I personally larkshead the small loop of my whoopie sling to a looped end of my strap. I use this setup with Dutch Whoopie Hooks:

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    Newb Question

    That works. There are many suspension options which all work, and each have their minor advantages & disadvantages. For a long time, I had my adjustable loop on my whoopie going through the sewn loop on my tree strap. This is advantageous because it makes you suspension a one piece system, which makes it less likely for you to leave your tree straps on the trees! I did however, have a Dutch biner or Dutch hook on the fixed eye connected to a small continuous loop on the end of the hammock. The advantage of this is that I could remove the suspension completely from the hammock and pack it away separately if the suspension got wet or coated with sap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    The advantage of this is that I could remove the suspension completely from the hammock and pack it away separately if the suspension got wet or coated with sap.
    That's one of the biggest reasons I like the whoopie hook setup. I like keeping the suspension and hammock stored separately. It also lets me have one or two suspension setups and any number of gathered-end hammocks - each only needing a set of small (and cheap to make!) continuous amsteel loops in them.
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