So I hiked out to one of my favorite camping spots along the river yesterday.
Wasn't going to stay the night but figured I'd have a lunch and hang in the hammock for awhile.
So I got a little fire going and was looking at one of my tree straps. When I walked around the tree, a freaking spider about the size of a VW went running around the tree and down my tree strap. It got to the biner at the loop and stopped. So I bent down to look for a branch or something to whack it with and when I looked back up. it was gone.
Needless to say I couldn't get into the hammock after that.
But I did come up with a great idea.
Electric tree straps. or, "ZAP STRAPS!" All you need is to run an extension cord over to your car battery and ZAP! the critters away.