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Hammock Suspension: Whoopie Slings & Tree Straps in One

Benny

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I liked Whoopie Slings, adjustable, very light & strong, very cool. But it annoyed me that you had to throw on the tree straps, Marlin Spike hitch, then whoopie onto the hitch & on top of all that you'd lose 50cm at each end.

I looked at daisy chain type set ups which seemed the simplest way to go but it cost more & I already had a truck load of Amsteel handy.

So out of pure lazyness I can up with this
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Fixed piece of tree protection
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2nd piece is able to be pushed out of the way if not needed
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Set up
2nd piece of protection not being used
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2nd piece of protection being used
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They're adjustable from 25cm to 2 metres not including the tree strap portion.
I'll be buying some more Amsteel to make 2 large continuous loops for extension slings & 2 x 1 metre pieces of webbing in the event the only suitable trees are huge or over 5m apart.

I've got to give genuine thanks to Swampy for nagging about how I didn't need to spend the $23 on Python Straps & just had to use my scone to make something to suit. Turned out only a 3rd of the cost & I got the satisfaction of a DIY project.
 
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Wentworth

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Hi Benny, that's an very resourceful new way of rigging the whoopies. But it appears that the amsteel still wraps around the tree. True, it is sitting ontop of the webbing, but I think that the pressure exerted on the tree would still be about the same as straight amsteel on bark.
 

Benny

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It does wrap around the tree. The webbing I've used it a bit thicker & more rigid than the usual webbing. I'm pretty keen on not damaging trees when I hang & I'm confident this will do the trick. I'll be giving it a go in the back yard before I head out bush with it.
 
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