Originally Posted by carolinasbackpacker
do you wraps the whoopies or amsteel around the tree as well. I have 6' tree huggers on my whoopie all in one and don't think I will really have a problem finding trees in the southeast but I am interested in this method.
Well, first of all, there are not very large trees in my neck of the woods. Or, if there are, I can almost always find some smaller ones.
If I find a very large tree, I position my tree huggers around the back and sides of the tree where most of the forces are going to be.
My tree huggers have loops sewn into them at both ends. The adjustable eye of my whoopie sling goes from my hammock though one of the sewn in loops on my tree hugger, then over to the OTHER sewn loop of my tree where I attach it with a Dutch Biner or Nacrabiner or soft shackle or marlin spike hitch. Sometimes I just put a BIGGER stick in the sewn in loop and put the whoopie sling around that.
It is a little trickier to adjust the whoopie since you will sometimes have the other sewn loop on the bury but it is not a big deal at all. If I am carrying my extra loop of Amsteel, I just larks head that to one of my sewn loops on the hugger to make it longer.
I am sure I have made this clear as mud but I am sure that one of these guys made a video describing what I am saying...