I'm concerned about doing damage to the trees. I've got 1" straps that use as tree huggers, which will definitely hold my weight, but at 230 pounds loaded hammock weight is 1" enough??
1) Is there a better way to wrap a tree hugger? I have 4ft straps that have a sewn eye at one end with the other open for hitching to the hammock. I wrap once around the tree and thread through the eye. This gives one loop around of 1" webbing. I thought of going around twice, but think that the most pressure would still be in the first loop from the hammock and not distributed evenly over the additional loops.
2) Is there some sort of rule of thumb for huggers? Like 0-100 lbs. load use 1", 100-250 lbs. use 1.5", 250+ use 2" or something like that?
3) I know that all this can be avoided by choosing good trees. Some are more resilient than others. It depends on the type of tree and that some trees won't be hurt even by bare rope. It would be nice to get some sort of primer on choosing the best trees to hang from and/or trees to avoid.