Is there any reason not to slide the webbing through its own sewn loop?
Nope no reason at all, that's what I do.
Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.
Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.
Not a problem. Just be careful if you pull cord through the loops; the cord can saw through the webbing if you have any friction.
I use a Marlin spike hitch and toggles. The one problem with that method, I find, is I have to remove the toggles each time when I send the webbing back through itself. Do most people use Dutch Clips? Are they expensive?
As a side note, Shug, I am watching Sling Blade on Netflix to understand your video references more.
Also make sure the loops are well sewn.
Don't let life get in the way of living.
i like hardware... dutch clips or those black diamond 23'r biners.
just easier to detach for adjustment, esp. around branches.