Originally Posted by Dutch
If I could suggest something...turn the whoopie around and attach it to the hugger. Then you can click the biner to the loop on the hammock. The biner becomes the disconnection point, you still have the water break, you can shorten the hugger, you can pack your wet suspension seperately and you won't slip off a marlin spike hitch toggle.
Second way in this vid.
I do like this for "extending the treestrap" the way you did on the second tree in the vid, however, for smaller diameter trees, you are forced to wrap the tree hugger around the tree several times to shorten. Also, the webbing to amsteel knot is troublesome IMO to undo.
I am looking for the versatility of being able to have your "attachment point" for your whoopie to treestrap be moveable. Not to be locked into having my whoopie semi-permanently attached to the webbing end.
The marlinspike and toggle is the way to go - but - I am scared
of slipping off the toggle so thats why I am looking into the girth behind it.