Originally Posted by Ramblinrev
Lots of people keep their suspesion straps aside from the hammock and tarp because the straps can pick up sap and bugs that can tranfer to the hammock in the skins or bishop bag. ring buckles are even a little bit fussier than cinch buckles in that a safety know is needed.
I guess they aren't that hard to thread. Now that I think about several of my belts are cinch buckles
I like leaving them together, now I can see why others would separate them.
I rarely tie a backup knot behind the rings. But always check the straps to make sure they are lind up on each other.