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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    You're going to strap through the buckles instead of rope through the rings, right?
    Right. What Hetairoi did was to remove the stock rope and replaced that with a rope loop that is attached to the buckles and then straps to the trees with a biner on that end.

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    Mrprez, why do you like that better than cord and rings? Both are adjustable and cord and rings seems like a lighter alternative to web and cinch buckles. I have cinch buckles, biner, and webbing on my HH right now. Have rings and cord ready for switching back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    Mrprez, why do you like that better than cord and rings? Both are adjustable and cord and rings seems like a lighter alternative to web and cinch buckles. I have cinch buckles, biner, and webbing on my HH right now. Have rings and cord ready for switching back.
    With my current setup (JJ ring buckle idea) the stock HH cord is hard to get loose after being under tension all night. Plus, I only have 4 rings and want to keep those on my Speer!

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    I am writing this reply sitting in my DIY hammock in the backyard. My new setup is a breeze (biners to the tree straps with a prusik loop to the hammock support rope). Prusiks are holding like champs, and so easy to adjust even after tensioning the system.

    Set it up and sat down. My straps stretched a bit cause they are cheap nylon, but it was easy to get out and adjust. Just twist the prusik slightly to relieve pressure, and slide it.

    I am happy.

    Now, I am going to find a way to put a moving mark of some kind on my HH support ropes that I will use to see what the most amount of rope I need on a regular basis. Then after I have camped in it for a dozen or so nights, I will probably trim the ropes back to within about a foot of where the mark is.

    I am thinking I will be able to trim quite a bit off since no figure out wrapping is envolved, but I will let my marks tell the tale.

    Oh, by the way, having the ability to work from home on nice days like this ROCKS!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by atison View Post
    I am happy.
    Good job! I like the sounds of that rig... can you post pictures?
    Quote Originally Posted by atison View Post
    I will probably trim the ropes back to within about a foot of where the mark is.
    That will work, until you need more length. Are you always going to find a pair of trees less than 14 feet apart? I'd be chary of chopping them.
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    What I meant was each time I go hammock camping I am going measure how much rope I needed. Once I get enough trips in to the areas where I will usually go, I am going to take the longest measurement I recorded, and chop any excess off about a foot past that.

    I will try to get pics.

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    just FYI

    The suspension on my HH is actually angrysparrow's doings. He describes everything needed here in post #4.

    It's not the lightest, but it's dead simple and very fast.
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    Pics

    Here are some pics of my system on my DIY hammock.





    Here is the full set up next to a 1L sigg for reference. 1.2 lbs total


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    Hung using this setup in my HH exp the other night and worked well. It is a snap to set up. It was a bit tough to break the prusiks when adjusting, but worst case scenario is you unclip them from the biner and break them then clip them back in and adjust.

    This will be my set up for now as it gives me the ease of adjustement as I learn my hanging preferances, and is at a very little weight penalty (2 ul biners, 2 small pieces of cord).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    You're going to strap through the buckles instead of rope through the rings, right?
    Yes. I just finished the conversion today. I also took apart each end of the hammock and whipped the ends. Removed the velcro completely. Made new hammock end covers. Soon as it stops raining, I'll get some pics.

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