Originally Posted by Ramblinrev
Just out of curiosity, with no criticism intended, why not just sew some loops in the tree webbing?
None taken. Three reasons. No access to a sewing machine. Even if I did, I'd not trust the result, and, most important, at least with the webbing I bought, a girth hitch simply does not hold unless it's under tension. The hitch simply pops off. I think I bought very smooth and not very bendable webbing (from a climbing store). Thus, the rings wouldn't stay on attached to the those loops. So, I had to tie them more securely and could not simply use a girth hitch. Thus, the loops actually get in the way in this case. [I had hoped, by the way, that I could use a garda hitch to attach the hammock line to the rings, but, as I had read and then found out for myself, unless the rings are on just one piece of webbing and thus held together, one on top of the other, the garda hitch does not work.]