Originally Posted by jd1987
That's my opinion at least. And I do agree that tree huggers are probably the best option and that it is important to make a good name for ourselves. Right now I'm trying out amsteel with fish tubing to see how that works. I saw someone post a combination of webbing and amsteel which I thought was smart. That way you have tree protection in combo with a variety of tree diameters to hang from, and some weight savings.
That is sort of what I do. I carry two tree straps that are 1" x 53" each and weigh 0.69 ounces each. They do for almost every hang I've ever done with the hammock. But I also carry an extra piece of dynaglide that is 76" long with fixed eyes spliced in on both ends and it weighs about 0.18 ounces. This gives me up to 75" more space between trees when used to lengthen UCRS, or lets me make one tree strap up to ~128" long if needed, but the only time I ever used it as a tree strap I doubled it over to only extend the strap by about 37" for that tree which was plenty more than I needed.