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    Water wicking!

    The last time I hung in the rain I was using 1" nylon for my suspension.
    The nylon strap reached almost all the way down to the gathered end of my
    hammock and subsequently the water wicked itself down into my hammock.

    I now have amsteel whoopie slings and I was wondering if the whoopie slings
    will do the same thing? I can't imagine it would be on the same scale and
    surely there are some lessons learned/tips out there?

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    Tie a bit of line on the suspension near the hammock for the water to follow.

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    Build a water break into your suspension - my favorite is Dutch Whoopie Hooks, but you could also use a Dutch biner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Build a water break into your suspension - my favorite is Dutch Whoopie Hooks, but you could also use a Dutch biner.
    Or lightweight climbing biners.
    If using biners, you can put a piece of rubber (bike/truck tube rubber) on the biner as a 'backup' rain stop.

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    Great idea on adding a lil something on the biners! I may have to implement that one!

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    +1 on the whoopie hooks they work great
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    Another fan of Dutch's Whoopie Hooks here.
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    I've been using Dutch Biners, haven't had an issue.

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    Thanks for the suggestions...looking at the biners with rubber makes me think that
    I could put those one the whoopie as well. I have a spare tube anyway.

    Lots of rain in Georgia lately so ill know the results soon enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thos nelson jr View Post
    ...looking at the biners with rubber makes me think that I could put those one the whoopie as well...
    My whoopies are directly attached to my hammock so I cut two small discs from a bike inner tube and put them near the end.


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