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    Default Slinging a hammock

    No, not in the bin. The bloody thing hasn't arrived yet. And even when it does, I can't swing it until I'm 38. (Or Saturday) I know I can tie it straight to the tree, but I'm tempted by webbing straps which I can lengthen with a buckle arrangement and clip onto the hammock ends using one of my old climbing 'bonded. Are these a straightforward DIY option, or am o (as ever) barking up the wrong dog? Will a rucksack style buckle on webbing bear my highly fidgety 16st bulk?

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    Oh. 'bonded' = biners. Thanks autocorrect.

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    Tree hugger straps + Marlin spike hitch + Caribiners + whoopies slings!

    Search on whoopie slings.
    http://whoopieslings.com/

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    Another tree strap and whoopie user here, it all sounds a bit gobbledygook at first but it's a really useful system.

    I use 6ft webbing straps 90% of the time, if I'm visiting the big old pines in the Cairngorms I switch to 9 or even 12ft straps.

    If you haven't already seen them I'd recommend watching Shug's How To series on youtube ...




    EDIT:

    Forgot to mention the system I used for a few years before switching to the fancy new stuff, same adjustability but a bit more weight and bulk, illustrated nicely by our own Bushblade ...

    All that's needed is 10m of decent webbing (I used 18mm tubular) and a couple of carabiners or rings.

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    I wouldn't trust plastic buckles which seems to be what you're implying. Climbing 'biners (doesn't correct mine!) are good, though

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainm View Post
    Tree hugger straps + Marlin spike hitch + Caribiners + whoopies slings!

    Search on whoopie slings.
    http://whoopieslings.com/

    Buy em, or buy the dyneema and make em.
    One more vote! Same setup as me
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