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20571Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Ultralightweight Backpacking and Hammocking

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  • Ralph Oborn
    Jun 21, 2010
      If I'd like to make my own whoopie slings do I have to use Amsteel?
      Will other ropes work?

      What properties do I nee to look for?

      I'm thnking yellow Polypropelene?


      On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 9:14 AM, egiese01 <egiese01@...> wrote:

      > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, B D <bd29162dc@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > This is probably a stupid question; however, for some time, I've been
      > thinking about ultralight backpacking and hammocking both of which I enjoy.
      > > With weight reduction in mind, I was wondering how others have configured
      > their equipment to accommodate both interests.
      > >
      > to save on wieght for the hammock suspension i use whoopie slings, dutch
      > clips and about 6 ft of 1 in webbing for the tree hugger, you can get rid of
      > the bug netting shed a few more ounces anyway, i like my netting and take
      > the wieght penalty, when i had my hammock made they used 1.1 ripstop also
      > lightened it up, i prefer the hammock over ground more comfy!!!

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