AngrySparrow - I like Turk's rope hugger idea.
Like you say I'm still not sure about using it exclusively yet, but am still open to it.
My AS-78 huggers are only 0.65 oz as compared to 2.15 for my equivalent length Harbor Freight webbing huggers. I imagine for a dedicated SUL person, it is a good swap - weight for time.
I could even increase my AS-78 huggers to 10' each to handle about any tree encountered and still only have 1.6 oz in the pair.
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