Re: double ring system
I have been using the double-ring system for a while now after reading
about the idea in this forum
(http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hammockcamping/message/8662 and see
My setup differs just a little from the original description, but the
concept allows quick setup and easy adjustment and take down.
The double rings are attached to the cord leaving the hammock. It is
very easy to thread the webbing through the rings which bind tightly
when loaded. We used to make belts like this in the scouts. You pull
on the loose end to raise the hammock, or loosen the webbing in the
rings to lower. I used another ring at one end of the webbing to make
a loose fit against the tree. (see photos in a new folder labeled
The only surprise with this setup came the first time when I sat on
the hammock and was gently lowered all the way to the ground. The knot
attaching the rings on the spectra cord was not locked and it simply
Because the loop around the tree has no force on it before attaching
the hammock, it sometimes slides down while attaching the webbing to
the rings. But, the looseness of this threading makes it pretty easy
to move it back up to a proper height.
The webbing I used came from REI, but is more expensive and heavier
than that sold by Ed. The rings are aluminum and weight only 11 gm.
Although the setup adds about half a pound to my kit over the regular
tree huggers, the convenience is worth it to me.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "curteisjuan" <curteisj@...> wrote:
> I ordered webbing from Ed Speer and rings from REI. I am planing to use
> this system for a quick setup of my hammock. I am trying to find
> information from people who already are using the double ring system.
> My question is: is it better to attach the rings to the end of the
> webbing or somplace else along the webbing or is it better to leave
> them unattached so I can move them up or down the webbing as the
> situation arises?
> Thank you in advance,
> Curt aka Corsican
- Well, y'all have been talkative over the past week. The last message I
read before leaving was 14883. I've got some catching up to do.