Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lakeland, Fl
Tarp: WL Tadpole
Insulation: WL SS UQ, DIY TQ
Suspension: UCR SLS
Welcome aboard jersey. I've been here over 2 years and still feel like a newbie at times. The buried loop was something I thought was new until it was pointed out that it was just a UCR. Working with some aging mental capacity here but visualizing the loop with constrictor around the SLS sounds great. My loops are fixed since I use the same hammock and don't need to adjust. I have found on my present hang, every night for 1 1/2 months, that the only 2 trees close to the RV are at my maximum span with the SLS and short of a step ladder I can't get the huggers high enough up the tree to keep my butt off the ground unless I sacrifice sag. My only option is to remove the buried loops and reposition to affect the sag. With your loops around the SLS adjustment would be simple. Thankfully my system is in constant flux and subject to be altered at any time. Will be looking at incorporating some of your idea.
Thanks for joining in with your ideas. This is what keeps the forum alive and growing.
Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.
Join Date: Oct 2013
I'm new here and happen to be a rock climber from years past. I'm intruiged by the simplicity of these setups but worry about the forces involved. Anybody care to straighten me out on this? The following video is for reference.
Mule(different mule but that's what they call me)
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Snyder, TX
Hammock: DIY 30d MARPAT
Tarp: DIY .74 oz cuben
Insulation: Marmot Mod
Suspension: ISLS with UCRs
It's a certainty, though, that in hanging a hammock the forces are multiplied at angles shallower than about 30* -- one can feel the structural ridge line begin to tighten at that point, which means it is taking up load or "working" in terms of physics. So, a SLS forsakes fiddling with angles, assumes the line will bear the whole load, and overcomes forces by the brute strength of the line.
The distance between trees, their size, and placement are the greatest variables in the woods; so, suspension is the greatest challenge, especially if one is trying to achieve an UL pack weight.
In another thread fallkniven spoke of using prussics for a gear hammock.
This has caused me to re-think the SLS ... once again!
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He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Hammock: DIY hammy
Tarp: prezidential suite
Insulation: cropdust myself
Suspension: straps n buckles
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