Dummy strap extender question. Kayak camping a lot lately on an island, hanging between a fat monster tree and a little skinny tree. Tired of the extra bulk and weight of using two long tree straps around the monster tree. Planning to make an amsteel tree strap extender with two locked brummel loops, one on each end. So, on the strap that's not big enough to wrap around the fat tree, I assume I larks-head the extender to the one tree strap sewn loop, and then do I just pass the extender through the sewn loop at the other end of the tree strap, and then run the remaining length of the strap extender out to connect with my hammock suspension? Or do I use a soft shackle or biner to connect the second end of the extension to the second sewn loop end on the tree strap, and then attach my hammock suspension to the middle of the amsteel that spans between the tree strap's two sewn ends? If I just pass the second end of the extender through the second end of the tree strap, is a marlin spike hitch and a trail stick workable on amsteel 7/64? I use the marlin spike method when I'm attaching my whoopies to my tree straps, but I didn't know if it is applicable to the small diameter of Amsteel 7/64. Forgive my dummy state of mind. Thanks for any info.