19021Re: [Hammock Camping] Using ascenders with a hammock
- Apr 24, 2008You can find directions for an Alpine Butterfly here
It's very simple, but effective.
12 ounces is a LOT of rope and is about a third of the weight of my
hammock, rope, tree-huggers, tarp, biners, pegs, etc. It all weighs in
at about 37 oz. JRB nest and no-sniveler are an additional 40 ounces.
Billy Chard wrote:
> I Must add here that I am not to knowledgeable about knots. There for--
> the 12 oz that the slap strap weights in at, and the ease of use, make
> it benifitial to me. I do not have the experience with the HH Tree
> Huggers, just the ENO slap straps. And as for them after 3 years or so
> if use they haven't frayed yet.
> What Is an Alpine butterfly loop?
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> I use two carabineers 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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