View Poll Results: What suspension do you prefer

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  • Whoopies

    28 56.00%
  • Adjustable webbing

    15 30.00%
  • Other

    7 14.00%
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  1. #1
    New Member sawgrassbrothers's Avatar
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    Apr 2012
    Location
    Florida
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    Blackbird
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    Warbonnet Superfly
    Insulation
    HG incubator
    Suspension
    adjustable webbing
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    47

    Cool DIY adjustable webbing

    Hey everbody i'm going to be totally honest I'm a cheapskate and I'm kinda impatient haha I made adjustable webbing suspension using ratchet straps that i cut the hook out of and fused the end. I put a loop in one end of the strap and then ran the other end through two small steel rings attached to the end of my hammock. It was really easy and I have a video of How i rigged the rings on the end of my hammock (except on that one I used whoopie slings) on my Youtube channel. Please share what you did for your suspension and how you did Its always awesome to get new ideas. -Matt



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    Last edited by sawgrassbrothers; 09-05-2013 at 20:40. Reason: I made an oopie
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  2. #2
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    I basically did the same thing. Used my dog's old 25" training lead from when he was a pup and cut it in two. One end had a loop I made a lop in the other and bought stainless steel rings, walla! Easy adjustments annd works great.

  3. #3
    iRokk's Avatar
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    May 2012
    Location
    Alta Loma, California
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    The Quagmire/misc DIY/Eno DN
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    WB SF
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    DIY whoopies/UCR's
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    Whenever I think about buying/making new gear I order supplies I need for suspension beforehand so I can have something to do while I wait. Like make another set of whoopies for permanent attachment to a new hammock, ready when it gets here.
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  4. #4
    camoxjeep's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
    Location
    Berea, Kentucky
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    WB BlackBird DL 1.1, HH Scout
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    Modified Chinook
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    UQ Incubator 20'
    Suspension
    Dutch & WBBB setup
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    I prefer Dutch's Cinch Buckles w/straps and Dutch Clips or Warbonnets strap system with Dutch Clips.

    Either way its way easier and all stays with the hammock, nothing to leave on a tree when your 10 miles down the trail when you realize what you did

  5. #5
    Mullach' Abu XTrekker's Avatar
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    Jun 2012
    Location
    Hampton Roads, Virginia
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    DIY - Canoe Hammock
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    DIY Hex Tarp
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    DIY TQ and UQ
    Suspension
    DIY UCRs
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    I have a set of descender rings on my H.H.Explorer Deluxe with 14' custom 4800lbs B.S. polyester webbing straps. It works great and easy to use but I am reserving it for car camping for now. Some pics of the straps and hammock rings below..Dont have a picture of them together yet..
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    Then I have a set of Dynaglide UCRs with Mule Tape tree straps with Marlin Spike Hitch. Pics below.
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    And lastly I have a set Black 7/64" Amsteel UCRs with a set of 8' Black 3000lbs B.S. polyester webbing straps and M.S.H.
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    I also have a set set of whoopies that stay at home..lol...Nothing wrong with them, just prefer other options.
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    I have a bunch of other tree straps that I have collected. It has become an addiction I think...lol.

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    My next step will be to order a nice set of bling from Dutch. I cant look at his site for to long or I get too tempted to start ordering 2 of everything.

  6. #6
    gunner76's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
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    Beaufort, NC
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    Blackbird 1.7 double
    Tarp
    Big Mamajamba
    Insulation
    Jarbridge UQ
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    Dutch Clips
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    I use a little of everything but prefer Dutch Clips, straps, and cinch buckles.
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    Warbonnet BB 1.7 and a whole lot of other great gear from the vendors on HF

  7. #7
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    Jun 2012
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    FELTED WOOL
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    HH STOCK
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    I take my little goodie bag with clear pockets, pick what I want to use for the particular situation. Not ultra light camping, however I am prepared for anything that I might want to hang from, plus I can loan out to my fellow travelers.

  8. #8
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    Jul 2011
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    Woodstock, GA
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    DIY Gathered & 90" "Tablecloth"
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    Tyvek Diamond
    Insulation
    DIY UQ
    Suspension
    whoopies & straps
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    My wife and I have 7/64th amsteel whoopies on our individual hammocks and we have ring buckles and webbing on our tablecloth hammock. I like both suspension systems equally.
    Hammocking, car camping, backpacking, kayaking, and mountain biking. Getting in touch with nature is getting expensive. Good thing I can DIY!

  9. #9
    Lost_Biker's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
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    Indiana
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    DIY Digi Camo DL
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    Maxi Tarp
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    I like rings and straps in the winter and whoopies in the warm weather. My cold hands can work the rings much easier.
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