Originally Posted by warbonnetguy
wow, i didn't think anyone still used regular straps these days
I had converted my HH to a webbing/cinch buckle set up on one end, and used a plastic cleat on the other. But then I got a couple of other hammocks and switched this suspension to them. And just for the heck of it I put the HH suspension back like it was. And I have left it that way. Sometimes I just like to use it the way it came for old times sake. And I guess it is also a bit lighter than my cinch buckle/webbing set ups. It finally dawned on me that in the field, using the HH lashing cost me, at most, a few minutes in the field, or 5 or 10 at the most after readjustments. So, some systems are nicer or more convenient, but I can still use the stock HH system with no serious problems, and do on occasion.
But if I have biners with me anyway, I usually put them through the hugger loop and attach the rope to the biner, just to save wear on the hugger or bowline.For that matter, I use the stock Claytor webbing half hitched through a bowline, with no problems whatsoever, and super light weight.
With the BB, I put the biner through the loop on the end of the webbing and ( just like with my cinch buckle systems) wrap around the tree and clip the biner around the webbing and adjust with the triangle buckles. It ( and CBs) really is a nicer system, but not a huge deal considered over a days hiking.
Well, at least not a huge deal!