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IMPOSSIBLE JUST TAKES LONGER
I always use straps, but a few months ago RF & I were checking out lighter possibilities for suspension.
We saw a thread on putting sticks under the rope around the tree to protect the tree and it looked like it would work, but it was alot more inconvient than using straps.
Just my opinion.
"Is this the best you've got?!!" (Shortoff Mtn., Linville Gorge 2010)
"Life is tough.....it's even tougher if you're stupid!".....(John Wayne)
I have no concern about tarp damaging due to the significantly lower force exerted.
everyone is always looking for straps and ropes with 1000+ pound rating.
I use mason line for my tarp lines and that is rated at 14 pound test. It's less likely to damage a tree than a raccoon climbing one.
“Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.”
― Alan W. Watts