Originally Posted by Incacamper
Cool, thanks for the tips. I have a west marine about 30 minutes away. And I have a harbor freight store about 5 minutes away from where I work, I think I will pick up those webbing straps.
Now, after I get the webbing, is this just used as a tree hugger, or can I actually use just only webbing for the support? How much rope do I need plus the webbing, or do I even need rope? Thanks again. Sorry bout all the questions, just want to make sure when I'm camping out my ropes don't break and neither does my head on a root below.
Best to test any new hammock set-up near home with adequate crash pads available. I suggest Sealy Posturepedic.
You could use just the webbing and attach to the hammock like Ed Speer does with his. The loop is sewn around the whipping/knot on each end. Not a popular way to go around here but it could work. I'd be concerned about the loop slipping off though.
There are several other ways you could go about it also. One would be to take a length of Spyderline rope from West Marine and attach it to the ends of the hammock. Next attach the other end of the rope to the loop in the webbing via a knot like a bowline. Then just wrap the webbing around the tree with a Speer 4 way wrap.
I really suggest just waiting and ordering the webbing online from someplace like Strapworks or Speer. That yellow webbing is not very stealthy and some have had a time removing the buckle. The new JRB Tri-Glide would be a great idea also. www.jacksrbetter.com/index_files/Tri-glides.htm