New to the forums and new to hammocking, this looks like it's going to be fun. After watching the great GrizzlyAdams videos and doing a good bit of reading through the forums, I think I want to take my usual approach when starting something new, the old keep it simple stupid.
So, two questions, and thanks much for any help!
1.) I want a very cheap hammock (that won't fall apart after day one) just to hang up in the backyard for some afternoon lounging and trying out the things I'm learning here. Any suggestions better than the Byer Traveller Lite?
2.) What is the lightest and simplest suspension method out there? I'm a big fan of multiple uses for things, and a bit of an ultralighter, are there going to be any major problems with this setup?
2 6' lengths of webbing (1" width, just straight pieces/no sewn in loops, these are the "tree huggers")
2 15' lengths of cord (Amsteel Blue)
That's it. Tie fig8 loops on all ends of the webbing, wrap the webbing around the tree, one end of the webbing through the other. Bowline the cord to the hammock end (assuming the hammock has loops already, like the Byer traveller lite does), then pass the cord through the webbing loop, truckers hitch it tight and done. I guess you could use cord only to make it simpler, but I want to keep damage to trees minimal, and it seems that is one of the main reasons for using webbing.
Any reasons this just won't work? Again lightweight and simple are my goals starting out. Thanks guys