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Are you in upside-down Australia? That part of the world where hurricanes, tropical storms and toilet bowls flow backward? Where practically everything is "on the barbie"?
I got a Grand Trunk UL Travel hammock on sale, just to try it out.
It came with big enough nylon lines for anything and hooks they had replaced on a newer model The reason for the markdown in price? It was already an inexpensive hammock.
I took one look at that ladder-knot system and said: there must be something better.
At hammock forum, I really liked the looks of the WhoOpie slings, made by Opie.
I saw that really big and heavy guys were using them, so they must be strong enough.
I ordered WhoOpie slings, Tree Hugger webbing and the adjustable ridgeline.
They arrived. They are so beautifully made, so lightweight and compact I can stuff the whole kit in the hammock stuff sack, which is it's own pocket.
I strongly recommend it. After you get the ridgeline adjusted to suit you, somewhere close to 100" for a flat-position for you sleeping diagonally, the hammock setup every time is really fast.
Many people purchase Dutch clips from the forum store, making hammock setup even more convenient.
I like small carabiners, from my mountainclimbing days. I even mentioned, in the Introduction section, my first hammock was a Choinard Pea Pod for hanging bivy on a rock wall. Now, there is a thread about hanging one end of the hammock on a rock, which is an excellent idea. Often there is a rock and a tree, but not two trees, especially not two trees at the right distance.
Well, I kind of wandered off in my story. I wanted to say, now, I am a "tree hugger" because now I have Tree Huggers?
Are we all, now, "tree huggers" because we reach our arms around trees to set up our hammock?
Enough for philosophical questions..
Now, go on over there and introduce yourself, if you haven't already.