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Dutchware Gear Double Whoopie Hook Review

Dutchware Gear Double Whoopie Hook One of my all-time favorite hammock suspension hardware systems has been the Whoopie Hook. These minuscule hardware devices work like mini carabiners, except smaller and without any moving parts. The hooks work best with 7/64″ Amsteel line, particularly Whoopie Slings, hence the name. Product Description The Double Whoopie Hook is…
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Simple Hammock Suspension Options using a Continuous Loop

The humble continuous loop. You’ve seen them—they’re nearly ubiquitious on hammocks these days, especially simple, gathered-end hammocks, but also all-in-one hammocks with integrated bug netting. Before you toss that small loop away, I want to describe and show some simple hammock suspension options that take advantage of this little workhorse. Loop Tips (or “Why Use…
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New From DutchWare – Dutch Clips | ti

Dutch sent me an email about a new product he was working on. I was surprised when I opened the package to discover a titanium Dutch Clip, or the Dutch Clip | ti. The design is, of course, updated—sleek and refined. At first, I wasn’t sure how to use them. The size and form is…
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Rigging A Tarp With DutchWare Stingerz

One of my favorite hardware options for rigging a hammock tarp is the DutchWare Stingerz™. These titanium clips weight a scant 0.25 oz. (7 g.) for the pair and are easy to use on any tarp. I drew this diagram to show how I use Stingerz in the field. I splice or tie one end of…
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Pitching A Tarp With Dutch Hooks and Prusik Knots

My friend Sgt. Rock asked if I would illustrate how to use the Dutch Hook and a Prusik knot. This illustration shows end-only tie outs for the ridge line, but you could easily use a full-length ridge line with Dutch Hooks if you desire. The only change would be to attach one Dutch Hook to…
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New! DutchWare Stingerz

I love my DutchWare Tarp Flyz, but what I really wanted was a Tarp Flyz with a hook or carabiner so I could attach it directly to my tarp tie-out without any fuss. Wish granted! Dutch is always working on new gadgets, so when I talked with him about the idea, he let me know…
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The Whoopie Hook

Last, but not least in this DutchWare series is the Whoopie Hook. When Dutch first sent me a pair of these hooks to review for the illustration, I was confused on how to use them. This is because Dutch re-imagined how to use the familiar Whoopie Sling: instead of attaching the fixed eye to the…
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The Tarp Flyz

Another DutchWare original: The Tarp Flyz. This is another tarp rigging hardware option that works a little like the Nite Ize Figure-9 hardware, but with two-to-one mechanical advantage to get the line taut. The line is secured by wrapping it around the “antenna” of the Flyz. The Tarp Flyz are designed to use small-diameter line…
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