Page 83 of 95 FirstFirst ... 3373818283848593 ... LastLast
Results 821 to 830 of 946
  1. #821
    doogie's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Birdsboro, PA
    Hammock
    DIY gathered end
    Tarp
    DIY hex or winter
    Insulation
    WL 3/4 UQ, DIY TQ
    Suspension
    UCR
    Posts
    830
    Images
    105

    Thanks and tool suggestion

    Thanks so much for this great post. I made a pair of slings this weekend and wanted to pass along the tool I used to thread the constrictor sections. An old G string worked great A guitar G string that is. I used the G because it is the largest smooth string. Just bend it in the middle (use an old string) and trim off the anchor and part that was wrapped around the tuning peg. It was really easy to use and you can fish through the whole bury.

  2. #822
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Erie, pa
    Posts
    14
    Just got mine today, gonna whip up a couple slings tonight.

  3. #823
    iRokk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Alta Loma, California
    Hammock
    The Quagmire/misc DIY/Eno DN
    Tarp
    WB SF
    Insulation
    Hg system(eventual
    Suspension
    DIY whoopies/UCR's
    Posts
    771
    Images
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    Grizz - I've ended up doing something similar.

    For the Whoopie sling on the end of the suspension, the problem isn't the sling coming off the toggle under tension, but rather when there is no tension and I'm busy around the hammock and jostling it. Only had the sling come off once or twice, but I like your idea and tried it. Made a Solomon Bar knot using 1.75 mm Lash-It about 1" long on the Whoopie Sling loop. Tied it a little looser than I usually do so it slides easily. Put sling over toggle and adjust, then slide Solomon Bar up close to toggle. As you say, I have to pull on the sling to get both strands evened out, but works great.
    I was going to suggest the Solomon Bar! once I make my whoopie slings I was already planning on doing that for this exact reason!

    Also, for anyone else who may know (I may have missed it in the last 51 pages in this thread) will this method work for making the fixed-eye versus just tying it in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTJSLVQhjB4?
    Thanks!

  4. #824
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Central IN
    Hammock
    WBRR, Lots of DIY
    Tarp
    MacCat; Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Lynx, Ridge Creek
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    5,218
    Quote Originally Posted by iRokk View Post
    ...Also, for anyone else who may know (I may have missed it in the last 51 pages in this thread) will this method work for making the fixed-eye versus just tying it in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTJSLVQhjB4?
    Thanks!
    We all use a locked brummel to form the fixed eye instead of the knot shown in the OP.

    I tried the method in your link and as far as I can tell it produces a plain brummel which does not fix the bury when the eye is not under tension.

    If you only have access to one end, the locked brummel can still be made using this method.
    Last edited by gmcttr; 05-20-2012 at 17:58.

  5. #825
    iRokk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Alta Loma, California
    Hammock
    The Quagmire/misc DIY/Eno DN
    Tarp
    WB SF
    Insulation
    Hg system(eventual
    Suspension
    DIY whoopies/UCR's
    Posts
    771
    Images
    4
    Awesome! Thanks! All these instructional threads and videos have been making my life a heck of a lot easier!

  6. #826
    New Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End
    Tarp
    DIY sil tarp
    Insulation
    still searching
    Suspension
    whoopie sling
    Posts
    23
    Love the whoopie. Very easy and durable.

  7. #827
    iRokk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Alta Loma, California
    Hammock
    The Quagmire/misc DIY/Eno DN
    Tarp
    WB SF
    Insulation
    Hg system(eventual
    Suspension
    DIY whoopies/UCR's
    Posts
    771
    Images
    4
    Well I just made my whoopies, a whoopie ridgline, and put solomon bars on them to hold them in place on the toggle when there is no load. Fast, easy, and EVERYTHING can still compress down into the stuff sack for my hammock, including the webbing! What a day! This set-up is so awesome. Thanks again for the thread!

  8. #828
    New Member ToeShoeHiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Lancaster, SC
    Hammock
    ENO Doublenest
    Tarp
    Chinook 12x9.6
    Insulation
    Gar-quilt PL
    Suspension
    TS, Ring Buckles
    Posts
    27
    Just finished mine this morning. I couldn't be happier with them. This is an amazing post, thanks for the thread.

  9. #829
    iRokk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Alta Loma, California
    Hammock
    The Quagmire/misc DIY/Eno DN
    Tarp
    WB SF
    Insulation
    Hg system(eventual
    Suspension
    DIY whoopies/UCR's
    Posts
    771
    Images
    4
    A little off-topic, but ToeShoe, what Fivefingers do you prefer for hiking? (I assumed you wear Vibram from your avatar, and not one of the other brands')
    I may be dumb, but at least I'm ugly!

    I've done so much, with so little, for so long, now I can do anything with nothing.

    It's not peer pressure, it's just your turn.

  10. #830
    New Member ToeShoeHiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Lancaster, SC
    Hammock
    ENO Doublenest
    Tarp
    Chinook 12x9.6
    Insulation
    Gar-quilt PL
    Suspension
    TS, Ring Buckles
    Posts
    27
    Uhhh, yeah. I'm a Vibrams fan, through and through.

    But honestly, I just hike in my Komodosport LS. The laces are great and cinch down really easy, the shoe is comfortable without being too hot, it's super-easy to clean, and the grip on the bottom holds to everything.

Tags for this Thread

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
  •