Amsteel in suspention

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Calait
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Amsteel in suspention

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Post by Calait » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:15 am

I realize there is disagreement with my use of amsteel 1/8 inch cordage. I am still going to ask how should I rig my hammock, going with 1-inch webbing through descender rings, considering softshackles at the gathered ends of my hammock versus continuous loops. Many say their ENO doublenest sleeps well without a ridgeline, however, if I use the bugnet which comes in the set requires a ridgeline or it is in my face, I am considering using a continuous ridgeline on my tarp with prussic knots. Input welcome.


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Re: Amsteel in suspention

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Post by tennistime99 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:20 pm

1/8 inch Amstel gives you a huge margin of safety, doesn't seem like a problem to me. Any particular reason for wanting soft shackles over cl's? I never remove my cl's from my hammock and am not sure of a reason I'd want to. Lately I've gone pretty much hardware free and use a becket hitch to attach the webbing directly to the cl's. I like that it allows me to hang anywhere from snug against the tree out to nearly the full length of the strap.
I made a 7/64 inch amsteel UCR for a ridgeline I can move between hammocks. Overkill, but I can hang from it if I have a strap go south on me.

In the end I'd say experiment and find what works for you, is all part of the fun.

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Re: Amsteel in suspention

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Post by tennistime99 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:23 pm

PS - I use a continuous ridgeline with prussics for my tarp. Love being able to set it up in the rain and then work underneath it to hang everything else. The prussics let the tarp slide to center it over the hammock.

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Re: Amsteel in suspention

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Post by Calait » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:42 pm

tennistime99 wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:23 pm
PS - I use a continuous ridgeline with prussics for my tarp. Love being able to set it up in the rain and then work underneath it to hang everything else. The prussics let the tarp slide to center it over the hammock.
That is what I plan to do with my Tarp as well!
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Re: Amsteel in suspention

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Post by Calait » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:57 pm

Considering soft shackles to be easier to change hardware if I want, or need too out hardware.
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