19019Re: [Hammock Camping] Using ascenders with a hammock
- Apr 23, 2008I use two carabiners to link my tree huggers to my hammock rope. They
are my compromise between weight and care of equipment. The reason is
wear and tear on the tree huggers (and the rope). Tying my Hennessey
Hammock following instructions, I notice the edges of the tree hugger
loops were very quickly getting frayed (i.e. within the first 2-3 times
of tying up). I also remembered a rock climbing rule--to never have
rope on rope or metal on metal.
I do thread the hammock rope through the Alpine Butterfly loop, but
there is not much friction or sliding there when adjusting the knot.
Getting into and out of the hammock, however, there invariably will be
some rubbing of rope on rope.
I prefer Hennessey's rope and tree hugger combination to a slap strap or
a long rope of webbing. I've not weighed the two, but am sure the
rope-tree hugger combination is lighter.
So, for me it is a combination of function, weight, and care of
equipment. Tying knots with cold, tired hands are not a concern.
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