Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Orlando (okay, nearrr Orlando)
Hammock: Chrysalis (an ENO DN sometimes)
Tarp: The 4 Hats Hilton
Insulation: DIY Wunder Sling
(They are 100% nylon and will stretch out so much while you sleep that you may well wake up back on the ground - which totally defeats the coolness of hammocking)
1. I wrap my crapstraps tightly around my two trees, put a carabiner through ALL the wraps on each tree, and attach a whoopie sling to each one for my suspension. (whoopies are super cool, super strong, super light and easy to make - even if you're not a knot head.)
2. I then put extra 'biners in all the loops on the crapstraps to hang all my gear and keep it safe and clean and off the ground.
3. Check out Shug's video on using a toggle (a/k/a a marlin spike) (a/k/a a stick you just found on the ground) There's almost no knot work involved and you'll be totally impressed with what you (yes, you!) can do with a simple twist of the line or the strap.
Keep at it!
P.S. There are some whoopie slings available for free on the PIF thread - check it out
So many trees, so little time...
We follow where the Swamp Fox guides,
His friends and merry men are we;
And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
We burrow in the cypress tree.
The turfy hammock is our bed,
Our home is in the red deer's den,
Our roof, the tree-top overhead,
For we are wild and hunted men.