So, you got that brand-new, gathered-end hammock, but you want to upgrade the suspension? Maybe switch out the heavy “S”-hooks or steel carabiners with a Whoopie Sling or a continuous loop?

I don’t know about you, but trying to thread suspension through a gathered-end hammock can be a challenge. Have you tried slowly feeding the suspension by itself? Tedious. How about using a small wire to pull it through, only to have the suspension line unhook half-way through? Yeah, me too.

Here’s another method I discovered. It works so well, I’m going back to my gear box to upgrade the rest of my hammocks who’ve been waiting so patiently for their turn.

The trick is to use a small pipe (3/4″ PVC works great). Anything that is small enough in diameter to fit into the end channel should work fine.