Introduction: DIY Hammock Tree Straps

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From the DIY Hammock comes the 10$ tree straps/ suspension.


-  it would be much easier to show you viewers than show steps if anyone knows how to put video guides please let me know.

Step 1: Get Materials

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Run to your closest home depot or lowes and pick up these supplies-
1.) 4 alluminum rings - when I went to homedepot I saw these rings for only a dollar and compared to buying the 10 dollar ones off the computer I went with these the weight capacity was only like 200 pounds but since there are two on each side it works.
2.) You also need these poly straps they were 3 dollars each and you wont even need the metal piece just the straps. I got 15ft ones just to be sure i can find trees.

Step 2: Assembly

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This step you will need the poly straps so get those out.
1.) Take plastic wrap off of them.
2.) Set aside the metal tensioner you wont be using it
3.) take the end of the straps and loop it through the eye hole of the hook. this will secure it to the tree.

When you make the loop they will be wraped around the tree and will connect to the hook.

Step 3: O Rings

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slide 2 O rings onto the strap like this you will attach your hammock to this. This is much like some types of belts.

Step 4: Tying the Saftey Knot.

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Tie the safety knot below- and if you arent a member and cant see all the pictures become one
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Step 5: Attaching to Tree

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Attach to tree and test out I made  a video of me attaching them so beear with me.

Comments

dmcooley (author)2014-03-19

makes no sence

scraprider7 (author)2013-06-18

This is the exact idea I had. Got my parts at Home Depot too! Great tutorial.

larslovespeace (author)2010-07-18

To answer these Questions it would much easier to make a video of it then post it but I dont know how to post videos. If you know how let me know if not ill try to explain- I know I didnt do a great job on the instructable and most of it is blabbering so here it goes. 1.) when I first bought the straps the hook was already sewn onto the straps. 2.) The strap is not atached to the O-rings ( the main purpose of the rings are to ajust the height of the hammock) 3.)The safety knot is to juast make sure you dont fall during your sleep. 4.)this will be a lil long- An adjustment I made when working on this is instead of looping the strap through the hook twice you can just do it once- the reason you loop the strap through the hook is so you have more surface area of the strap touching the tree creating more friction for better weight ditribution on the tree and so a less chance of the strap slipping. 6.) For me I used 2 caribeaners that I got from ace hardwear that screw on and I atched those to my hammock by slipping it into the whipping on my hammock. 7.) I use the O rings to adjust Height like I tighten my pants, many belts have to half circle things that you insert the belt into and then flip in back and tighten.

larslovespeace (author)2010-06-25

I am ging t camp in these tonight and I will post how well they do comfort wise.

jpmarq (author)2010-06-22

I use a similar rig for my hammock setup. You can find all sorts of ring sizes and other bits at a Tractor Supply Company store. You can get them in brass or steel online if you search the store web site for "rings".

k24tea (author)2010-06-22

Nice addition to your DIY camping hammock instructable. Makes for happy trees and looks easy enough. I've got some of those straps so when I can get the rings I'll try it out. Suggest you cross-reference this with your hammock design and double your kudos!

How are those rings holding up? I assume the 200-lb rating is for "dead weight" but my guess is that a person in a hammock qualifies as "live weight" -- not just because the person is assumed to be alive in the hammock (!) but because of added stress due to the person shifting about, getting in and out of the hammock, and so forth.

Can you please tell me what Home Depot calls those rings, or their SKU number? I couldn't find them in my local store, and I can't make out the text on the tags in your photo.

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