Originally Posted by 2Tall
Half truths or not..public opinion usually drives the bus. The stigma of rope vs tree is what has had hammocks banned or frowned upon in many forests and parks. Tge use of webbing is what is has regained our welcome. HYOH by all means but it just going backwards to me.
Cool story....lots of variables though. Even straps aernt 100% but spread the stress out more. I personally even put tubing over my tarp ridgeline now.....sorry for thread drift.
I agree with previous posts those devices are for guylines it appears. I hate to preach it but whoopies are just so dang easy to use.
I agree. But I've never been one to let public opinion drive my life. What can I can I like to fight the man.
Has a half way meeting point. at the first sign that my system is cutting through bark I will quickly change over. I tried to come up with a better way todo straps but couldn't come up with any thing that worked as quickly as the rope. I tried to find an adjustable knot that would work on strapping. I thought about using some type of sliding belt buckle but at the 1/2" size they are not strong enough. I've been experimenting with different knots and other techs to help loosen the knot when tension is released.
I think I'll have to make a video when I find a way. You'll be impressed at how fast it sets up now. Re adjusting after I've loaded it is a little harder.