Originally Posted by rigidpsycho
this ring buckle has the two descending ring tied together with rope, instead of using rope from rings to hammock, I was going to use the recyled webbing instead. and still use full length tie down straps from rings to tree.
Ahhh, now I think think I understand what you are suggesting. Yes you could use webbing from the hammock to the rings and then webbing around the tree and to the rings. That would work. I experimented with webbing in place of rope to hold the rings - sew a loop in the webbing end with the rings inside the loop when you sew it. I found that it works as well as rope. In the few experiments I did, I tried to sew the loop as close to the rings as possible using a zipper foot. Don't really know if that was essential, but I thought it would be better when I did it. I was using a short piece of webbing folded in half with the ends meeting in the middle and sewn down and then bar tacked in a few places. That gave me about 6" of webbing, sewn in the middle with loops on both ends and the rings sewn in the loop on one end. It was like the Quick Draws the climbers use:
only with the rings on one end and a plain loop on the other end.
I tied a carabiner to the suspension rope, clicked the free webbing loop into the carabiner and then used as usual. It worked and worked as well as rope. After some use I decided it was easier for me to use rope since I could tie and untie that without needing to sew anything.
So if you use webbing instead of rope to suspend the hammock you could use the ring buckle then also.