...and your webbing just won't make it around. This happens to me occasionally. All my webbing straps are five feet long. Up til now, I just find another place to hang. I don't want to carry extra straps.
Has anyone ever attached their whoopie sling via marlin spike hitch THROUGH the strap loop? In other words, pass the loop of the whoopie sling through the webbing loop to add girth around the tree, then used a marlin spike hitch up against the tree to attach to the webbing. This just occurred to me this morning, so I haven't had a chance to try it yet. I can see that it'll be harder (if not impossible) to adjust the whoopie sling length, but other than that, I don't see why it wouldn't work.
Any problem with passing the whoopie sling loop through the webbing loop? Any problem placing the marlin spike hitch right up against the tree? Would 7/64th inch amsteel cut through the webbing?