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    I really like the idea, but couldn't quite pull it off with my polyester straps from DIYGS.
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    Great idea. The only concern I have is that knot giving a little trouble being pulled back through the MSH when packing up. Has this been an issue for you yet?

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    XTrekker;1073320]Great idea. The only concern I have is that knot giving a little trouble being pulled back through the MSH when packing up. Has this been an issue for you yet?[/QUOTE]
    no not yet, but most times I loosen the knot before pulling the toggle out
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    The concern of pulling the toggle out and leaving the strap end in the "knot" or pulling the strap through the toggle is negated by pulling the strap end farther away from the toggle then pushing the toggle if needed. With the toggle out, the strap is thinner(that's why in the toggle)and can compress and the knot can be loosened. No worries.

    Still a great idea and great use of DIY skills.
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    Admittedly only in situations where the tarp is supported by a very tight structural ridgeline and the hammock is then hung from it (thus tightening the msh further), that is a worrisome setup. I had one time when I had to put soapy water on the toggle to pull it out. If that hadn't worked I would have needed to "untie" the strap with my Mora. Another time, I did need to cut the strap.

    In those two situations and five or six others where the msh was not that tight, but still required quite a pull, your strap alone would have been enough to keep the msh and the whoopie locked up tight.

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    yeah I can definitely see some of the draw backs to this setup under certain conditions.
    -Jon-
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    I still like the idea, though. I'd use an aluminum arrow shaft so I could crimp it over the strap instead of running the strap through to the other end of the toggle. Maybe melt the end of the strap a bit to give an irregular surface to crimp on. Carbon fiber arrow shafts have been known to crush when used as toggles, anyway.

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    Nice idea. How did you make the loop in the other end of your tree strap?

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    The loops was already sewn into the strap when I bought them. I use Cargoloc brand cargo straps from Walmart. You can usually find them in the outdoors sections and they are 12' long. They also have a small metal buckel on them. The metal is pretty soft and a hacksaw will get the buckels off of the strap in no time, then cut to your desired length.
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