Originally Posted by oldgringo
Any reason both hammocks couldn't utilize a single tree strap/MSH?
D1 and I discovered that accidently on a paddling trip once. One of our tree huggers got lost in some paddling gear in the car so we had to hang from a single strap on one end. I was a bit uneasy about it at first, but it did fine. It did seem that the other person's movement was transmitted thru the suspension more easily, however.
My typical setup involves running the tree huggers opposite directions around the tree, and positioning them just off center of the tree. This seems to dampen the effect of feeling the other person's minor movements.
For two adults, I would probably recommend using a heavier strap. You just have to do the math for the combined weight of two people X 4 for safety. 1500lb straps might work fine, but bumping up to 3000lb straps might be necessary. Then it's a question of weight savings of 4 light straps vs. 2 heavier ones.