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Ditch your carabiners, Nacrabiners have arrived
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Ike Mouser
(isaac.mouser) - F
Ditch your carabiners, Nacrabiners have arrived on 04/30/2010 08:44:17 MDT Print View

All credit belongs to Nacra533 @ hammock forums.

Well guys hammock forums is again leading the way in knot innovation. Below you will find a thread that will allow you to ditch all your carabiners in favor of "nacrabiners". It is a small piece of amsteel/dynaglide with a diamond knot and a loop. You need basic knowledge of splicing, which you can also learn at hammock forums.

To learn splicing: do a search for a guy named Opie(has many pictorals on how to splice and make things splicing) and a thread by Slowbro about whoppie slings(if your at the right thread, there will be pictures in the begining and many pages of the thread).

Ditch those biners, lighten up with nacra biners.

Tested breaking point w/ amsteel: 2800LBS

Edited by isaac.mouser on 04/30/2010 11:36:51 MDT.

James Klein

Locale: Southeast
.1 oz biners on 04/30/2010 09:28:17 MDT Print View

Nice, thanks for sharing

Ike Mouser
(isaac.mouser) - F
yea on 04/30/2010 15:34:25 MDT Print View

they are super easy to make and weigh nothing, with a 2800lb limit, there is nothing they cannot do. I am making some to replace my fig 9 on my tarp ridgeline for my hammock. Im also making 1-2 just to carry for whatever i may use them for, such as bear bagging, or if i need a carabiner. Im also making one for my tree huggers for my hammock, so i don't have to use toggles, much easier setup. A marlin spike hitch is a cinch to tie, but this will just be faster. Right now i have removed all metal hardware from my setup, im just trying to make it faster, this will help. It will also allow me to connect my tree huggers to my whoppie slings So i don't have to use a toggle there.

Edited by isaac.mouser on 04/30/2010 17:53:15 MDT.

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Ditch your carabiners, Nacrabiners have arrived on 04/30/2010 15:37:06 MDT Print View


It's "Whoopie", not "Whoppie".

Not nitpicking, just sayin' for those who search for them.

Edited by funnymoney on 04/30/2010 15:38:04 MDT.

Ike Mouser
(isaac.mouser) - F
I know on 04/30/2010 17:34:33 MDT Print View

Yea I just made a typo, my bad.