Was hanging up near Dolly Sods this past weekend (actually it was Roaring Plains West Wilderness). The spruces my friend and I camped in maxed out my tree straps and there were no smaller ones. There is no way I could have done a Marlin spike. I only had about 3/4 inch of strap left after letting all the strap out.
My Dutch Buckles performed to perfection, as expected from anything Dutch