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19029Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Using ascenders with a hammock

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  • Tom Frazier
    Apr 24, 2008
      Hence the reason why many will even forgoe the use of the cheap carabiners you can buy at the hardware stores, and use the "climbing rated" carabiners (carabiners that are supposed to support "life", so you know they'll work for hanging hammocks!) to support the ends instead.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Rick
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 6:02 AM
      Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Using ascenders with a hammock

      Load limit on them is 150 pounds.

      I would not hang in a hammock with these.

      As has been commented before: using anything rated at less than about
      600 pounds is prone to failure.


      gordon_human wrote:
      > Might want to play with some of these Nite Ize.....I bought some (dirt
      > cheap) with the idea of using two or three at each end of the hammock
      > for just that purpose...haven't got round to trying them out in anger
      > yet....
      > http://www.rei.com/product/765517
      > Gordon


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