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Old 07-02-2014, 10:35 AM   #1
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Hammock Suspension System

Well we've caught the hammock bug - so why not make a Hammock Suspension System out of Amsteel Blue? It is very light, stretches very little, and is very strong.


We have started a new folder in our Photo Gallery for these pics. See it HERE.


Here are a couple of pics too from the gallery.



Beginnings of a Hammock Suspension System. There are many options on the market, so we are trying to design our own system. We are receiving assistance from a professional stand-up paddle boarder who specializes in expedition trips.



Hammock Gathering Line made out of Amsteel Blue.



Hammock Gathering Line installed. We removed a fair amount of line from the prototype to tighten/shorten it up.



What our Hammock Gathering Line replaced.



A 7/64" soft shackle to replace traditional carabiners.



Soft shackle opened.


We have more pics to come as we develop more pieces of this kit.


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Old 07-06-2014, 08:19 AM   #2
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Sweet. Looks like it would go well with a henessy hammock. I especially like the soft shackle.
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Are these on the website yet? Also, whats the purpose of the metal ring? Can you not use the soft shackle directly on the gathering line?
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So since y'all are working on a new suspension system here is food for thought.

I'm a wilderness guide and so that means that I spend more than half my year backpacking. Summer time I use a hammock to sleep (winter it's just too cold to make it work). I've always wondered if there was a suspension system that could be developed that will hold the hammock as well as serve as a midline for the tarp above the hammock. A friend of mine developed one but it was way too complicated and so I never pursued it myself.

Currently I just use static climbing rope to hang my hammock. But if you could find a way to make the suspension system all one piece that would be handy to have.

Also, I may just be complicating something that needs to stay simple haha.
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Sweet. Looks like it would go well with a henessy hammock. I especially like the soft shackle.
The soft shackles are neat. We have used them for awhile for recovery but these are quite miniaturized.

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Are these on the website yet? Also, whats the purpose of the metal ring? Can you not use the soft shackle directly on the gathering line?
These aren't on the website yet. We are still testing and refining the design. I'm currently focusing on making the components as small and compact as possible.

You can use a soft shackle directly but the metal ring serves as a "drip ring" to shed water coming down the main suspension line.

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So since y'all are working on a new suspension system here is food for thought.

I'm a wilderness guide and so that means that I spend more than half my year backpacking. Summer time I use a hammock to sleep (winter it's just too cold to make it work). I've always wondered if there was a suspension system that could be developed that will hold the hammock as well as serve as a midline for the tarp above the hammock. A friend of mine developed one but it was way too complicated and so I never pursued it myself.

Currently I just use static climbing rope to hang my hammock. But if you could find a way to make the suspension system all one piece that would be handy to have.

Also, I may just be complicating something that needs to stay simple haha.
A line to hang a tarp is part of this design. Pics to come.

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Pricing?
Pricing will come once the design is finished and we can figure how much material and time we will have in each product.

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C'mon already!!!

Seriously, I need to see this.. and pricing.. so that I can go ahead and get the wife ready to deal with me spending some more money on my truck
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