Thanks, Mad777. I've just been entertaining different ideas to come up with something simpler than the whoopie+toggle+strap "standard". Whoopies are great but sometimes more difficult to adjust than anticipated and it seems like where I go- dealing with short spans is more the norm than longer ones.
When I found the 3/8" straps it really made the "all-strap-method" more appealing in terms of weight and volume because I always assumed you needed a 1" or 2" strap until I saw the break strengths.
However, I have read here that some have combated the short span problem with things like links of amsteel brummels coming off their hammock and toggling right to them when needed.
I'm sure there is some combination of convenience and weight I can find that makes me happy. I dont really agree completely with the paradox of choice
but after browsing the boards I can see where its proponents are coming from! LOL