Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 30
  1. #11
    Senior Member Bird Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    410
    Images
    2
    Why not sew a box stitch in the end of the webbing and add a biner? That would alleviate the need for the four wrap knot and allow you to go with a shorter strap. Mine webbing is about the same length as the original HH spectra, maybe a bit longer. I think its somewhere around ten feet or so. BD
    Just Jeff made me do it

  2. #12
    Senior Member FanaticFringer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Lawrenceville, Ga
    Hammock
    JRB Bear Mtn. Bridge
    Tarp
    BlackCat/JRB 11x10
    Insulation
    Pad(s)/JRB Quilts
    Posts
    2,424
    Images
    34
    Why not just go with the carabiner/rings set-up:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...hlight=buckles

    I have rigged this on all 3 of my hammocks and really love it. Just got a Speer hammock last Friday and plan to give her a test this weekend. No bug net for the first time. Cant wait.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

  3. #13
    Senior Member lvleph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    RVA
    Posts
    717
    Images
    9
    why not drop the biner and just go with rings. Sorry I had to.

  4. #14
    Senior Member FanaticFringer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Lawrenceville, Ga
    Hammock
    JRB Bear Mtn. Bridge
    Tarp
    BlackCat/JRB 11x10
    Insulation
    Pad(s)/JRB Quilts
    Posts
    2,424
    Images
    34
    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    why not drop the biner and just go with rings. Sorry I had to.
    Biner works really well. Just one wrap around the tree/click biner and your done messing with the tree. At 1oz per biner.
    Last edited by FanaticFringer; 04-03-2007 at 15:48.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

  5. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    3,565
    Images
    57
    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    why not drop the biner and just go with rings. Sorry I had to.
    I tried that and I think it is a little suspect. I sewed a loop in the webbing. I wrapped the webbing around the tree and through the loop. After laying in it for one night and for a little testing another time, I think you want to use a biner. The webbing started to stick a little to each other where they met. I think that could cause a weak point in the webbing.

    I am going to order the micro biners everyone is talking about and give them a try. I think the convince factor may win out over 2oz in the pack. I am thinking I could use the biners to attach something to the gearskin while hiking anyways.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

  6. #16
    Senior Member lvleph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    RVA
    Posts
    717
    Images
    9
    Yes, the webbing did seem to almost weld together. I was more or less messing around.

  7. #17
    slowhike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Hammock
    DIY, gathered end , w/ spreader
    Tarp
    DIY w/ pull-outs
    Insulation
    DAM/ HG Incubator
    Suspension
    Webbing & rings
    Posts
    10,595
    Images
    319
    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    I tried that and I think it is a little suspect. I sewed a loop in the webbing. I wrapped the webbing around the tree and through the loop. After laying in it for one night and for a little testing another time, I think you want to use a biner. The webbing started to stick a little to each other where they met. I think that could cause a weak point in the webbing.

    I am going to order the micro biners everyone is talking about and give them a try. I think the convince factor may win out over 2oz in the pack. I am thinking I could use the biners to attach something to the gearskin while hiking anyways.
    the biners called "micro biners", are the really small ones used on ridge lines, under quilt attachments & stuff.
    they aren't strong enough for the hammock supports, but the ones that are strong enough can still be pretty light weight.
    i think you probably knew that but i thought i'd just clear up the use of that name "micro biners" for others
    BTW... JRB has micro biners & so does backpackinglight.com.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

  8. #18
    Senior Member FanaticFringer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Lawrenceville, Ga
    Hammock
    JRB Bear Mtn. Bridge
    Tarp
    BlackCat/JRB 11x10
    Insulation
    Pad(s)/JRB Quilts
    Posts
    2,424
    Images
    34
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

  9. #19
    Senior Member lvleph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    RVA
    Posts
    717
    Images
    9
    I experienced the binding with polypropylene.

  10. #20
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Providence RI
    Hammock
    HH Explorer Ultralight
    Tarp
    homemade
    Insulation
    GG ThinLight
    Suspension
    rings and webbing
    Posts
    97
    Images
    7
    great help guys.

    As far as the ring combo, do they really secure the webbing that well? I look at the pictures posted and imagine some webbing "roll" in there. Dunno, haven't tried, but I will be looking for them at REI next time I go.
    Also, when securing a biner to the webbing loop (boxstitch) does it exert disproportional pull on the sides of the webbing (unlike a d ring where the biner lays flat?)
    questions to consider since a d ring could easily be substituted for the biners. it would make set up/take down 1.5 seconds longer.

    i really like your ideas JJ (rings). I read the posted when you started the thread and considered it, but had just made some extended tree huggers and thought my life was complete... yeah right!!!

    cheers all

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •