Originally Posted by Mrprez
You don't even need the carabiner, you could leave that off if the straps don't reach all the way around. Then loop the suspension rope through both ends and back down to the rings.
That would be true with Just Jeff's method where the rings are tied to the end of the hammock line. The possible issue I see with this is that doubling the hammock line back on itself means you reduce by approximately half the amount you can shorten the line, giving less flexibility in the spacing between trees when hanging the hammock.
The modification I was thinking about, connecting the rings to the biner with a short line and using the hammock line to tie the garda hitch, would eliminate that issue, but removes the flexibility of being able to run the cord through the tree huggers in the case where the tree hugger doesn't circle the entire tree.
Maybe this is all obvious but I am trying to work this all out in my head.
Also, I know nothing about climbing gear. What would I need to buy for the rings and the carabiners?