Bubba et al.
I had considered doing that but I'm concerned that someone might not take kindly to me
"strangling" a tree should the sticks fall out. Certainly partial webbing or tumpline on the backside of the tree is the way I'm leaning.
I'll be doing some experiments to see what is the least I can get away with that works safely. I have a fair bit of fabric on hand and some more on order, along with both 2.0mm Dynaglide and 2.5mm Amsteel.
For me it will be about the challenge of coming up with the lightest safe option available. I will definitely be going through GrizzlyAdams' posts with a fine tooth comb...