I have finally had it with "Tree Huggers"...the Hennessy kind that is. Those things slip off the trees,don't wrap tight and im friggin using my teeth to hold up one end of my hammock to tie the stupid things to get the hammock centered. I have put in an honest effort to use them (reading up on hf and trial and error) but i have decided that adjustable webbing is going to be the way to go.
I currently use a Maccat deluxe tied with a separate ridgeline for my tarp and then i setup my ulbp underneth (to keep out of the rain).Trying to center the hammock under the tarp and keep it with the proper tension seams impossible with the tree hugger and lashing style that Hennessy recommends.So i thought that i would try doing this.....Buy two camlock style 1" poly webbing tie downs (REI) and tie one to each tree on either end choker style.Then cut the hammock support lines leaving just enough to tie on an 1.5" smc repelling ring to each end of the hammock.Lastly using a quick release knot tie off the support line (tie down from the tree) to the ring.Bingo full adjustablility!!! This should eliminate alot of slippage down the tree and allow me to center the hammock easily under the tarp.Then when it comes to a take down i just wrap the hammock in the snakeskins,pull the quick release knot and hit the camlock buttons to release the huggers on the trees and bingo its done all without the need to inflict pain on my little frozen fingers on cold days.
We'll this all sounds good in therory but i want to know if anyone has tried this or if maybe someone has any other suggestions.