I've experimented with a few suspension techniques, and have now settled on Just Jeff's design, as described in post #1 of this thread. Instead of a carabeener, I have a loop sewn in my 10' webbing. I wrap the looped end around a tree twice and put the running end through the loop. Then the running end goes to the descender rings, exactly as Just Jeff describes. This is VERY simple, and since I'm using SMC's aluminum descender rings, it's very lightweight. I think the onrope1.com cinch buckles would be a little better (as per my own criteria), but I didn't want to have to buy the minumum of 5 where I only need 2, plus I figured I'd have to sew the buckles to my hammock, whereas all I need with the rings is a couple of short pieces of cord.
Last edited by amac; 08-07-2008 at 20:58..