Hammocks

Just like every other hobby in life, it's never cut & dry when it comes to gear choices etc. Individually the gear isn't too expensive but does add up quickly. I guess one has to research and just go with what sounds best for him. We went with straps instead of whoopee hook suspension.
I'm not much of a knot guy thus the Dutch bling looks appealing. He sells some individual tarp ridge lines with the hardware already spliced on;

https://dutchwaregear.com/stingerz.html
 
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I bought some of these Loop Alien Guyline Cord Adjusters but I haven't used them yet;
https://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-Adj...0665&sr=8-17-spons&keywords=loop+aliens&psc=1

I picked up a poncho liner for $4.00 at a thrift store. I thought about a DIY Poncho Liner Under Quilt. It gets doubled for and underquilt and you can add more insulation to it. Lot a trouble for one that doesn't look like it would work much below freezing.

We're still sleeping in bags as we don't have over and under quilts yet. I tried a pad in my hammock a few times. It doesn't work that well plus backpacking with a pad is a pain.

https://theultimatehang.com/2013/01/22/diy-poncho-liner-under-quilt-pluq-sew-and-no-sew/
 

cjones

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Just like every other hobby in life, it's never cut & dry when it comes to gear choices etc. Individually the gear isn't too expensive but does add up quickly. I guess one has to research and just go with what sounds best for him. We went with straps instead of whoopee hook suspension.
I'm not much of a knot guy thus the Dutch bling looks appealing. He sells some individual tarp ridge lines with the hardware already spliced on;

https://dutchwaregear.com/stingerz.html
True. There are a bazillion different ways to accomplish the same task.

I use the 'non ratchet' end of a 2" ratchet strap to wrap around the tree, then hook my homemade whoopie sling to that strap with a Marlin spike hitch knot Like this guy describes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Yvvt39Luk. I don't have toggles, I just find a stick laying around on the ground to hold the knot.

Whatever works for you and keeps you off the ground when hanging is all good! :) :cheers:
 
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