Originally Posted by Ewker
I have the cheap gearguide hammock and it came with ropes and a S hook. I gather from reading on here straps/webbing is better. Not sure why though
Would these straps work for securing the end of a hammock?
Also they have these Loop straps which I thought might work on the end of the hammock. No sewing to do
Just run the loop in thru and pull tight (this would replace the rope in the end where the S hook attaches.
Not sure they are long enough though.
This leads to another question should that be 2 different pcs of straps/webbing or is one pc ok.
Are these straps the same as what most people use? If not what is the differences?
Also Risk talks about straps/webbing he got a Wal Mart. Does that strap/webbing work as well as anything else. It may be a little a more expensive but you have it quickly.
Those are the exact straps I'm using. I run it from the hammock, around the tree twice and back to the buckle. I'm only 185lbs but as of yet have had no problems. I'd like to see some mathematical proof regarding the breaking point. For one thing it's wrapped around the tree and doubled back so it seems that it would be distributing the weight even more than just a direct pull. I have total trust in them for this application unless someone can show me otherwise. I do usually throw in a half hitch right after the buckle just in case of buckle failure. The buckles make it sooo easy to set up and adjust.
Any opinions on this from the more mathematically gifted?