A quick question: I noticed some people use a carabiner or a dutch clip to secure their tree huggers ie. there is a loop at one end of the tree hugger strap in which the carabiner or dutch clip is attached to. Then the strap goes around the tree and then through the carabiner/dutch clip to form a self tightening loop that tightens around the tree as the strap is tensioned. I hope my explanation is clear.
My question: Why do you need a carabiner or dutch clip? Can't you just pull the free end of the strap through the loop at the other end of the strap? That too will self tighten when the strap is tensioned. Is there any disadvantage with this method? Will there be too much strain on the loop such that this method is not advisable? If no disadvantages, why bother with the carabiner/dutch clip?
Thanks for the feedback and advice.