Originally Posted by Bubba
Using hardware just makes set up and adjustment a little easier but it's certainly not necessary.
Hardware is handy if you want to leave your straps attached to your hammock. On large trees it's also handy to have a little weight on the end for swinging it around.
i havent used hardware since i updated to whopies. i dont think that a ranger walking up on your rig wouldfind the tree straps as protecting the trees, rather straps with metal pieces tearing into the bark. just my 2 cents toward hardware on tree straps.
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