Originally Posted by Just Jeff
Agreed...we need to protect the bark, and the straps are the easiest way to do that. There may be a lighter way...search for TeeDee's and TiredFeet's posts about putting sticks between the rope and tree. Personally, I don't think the grams saved are worth the hassle of it, but if that fits your system then you might want to try it. They seem happy with it.
Will Do. Thanks again Jeff!