I've gotten nearly everything to do with my hammock rig ready to go, except for a means to link it to the treestraps themselves. I've been putting this off for last, since the two descending rings at each end of the hammock hang perfectly from my hammock stand hooks (by design).
The hammock suspension is basically that of a bridge, with a continuous Amsteel whoopie/loop running from head to foot, a descending ring through it at each end is currently how I am hanging it from the stand. There is a structural ridgeline between them as well to hold the ring spacing at the proper distance and to carry a tarp.
I have tree straps left over from my Hennessey Hammock days that I would like to use if possible (because they're already here), that are about 4ft long 2" webbing with a loop sewn in each end. I know that I need to come up with a way of linking those loops to the rings on the hammock, that is also adjustable for distance. Something in the vein of the single line suspension in the sticky, but adjustable between the straps and rings with splices instead of slip-knots (seems like it would be shorter and stronger)
I have a couple ideas; please let me know if any sounds better than the others, or if you have any suggestions
1: make two 10"-30" adjustable whoopie slings through the rings, and hook them to the tree strap loops with toggles. I don't know if a simple adjustable loop would work here, of if I'd have to put an eye splice at the ring end, and have a separate adjustable eye for the toggle/straps
2: Somehow combine the ridgeline and the whoopie slings from (1) into the same section of rope (seems simpler, but I don't know if the rings can be held in the rope's midsection without de-rating knots being put into it. Perhaps a splice-based solution could do this*?). Possibly use soft-shackles or biners in lieu of toggles to join the rings/loops if they would be up to the task.
1 seems a bit simpler to do, 2 seems simpler to use. Other than the knot issue that may or may not be a problem, I would rather have as few sections of rope as possible. Has anyone tried something similar to either with success?
*Amsteel experts; My thought was to run the Amsteel through the ring, possibly loop it around a couple times, and then pierce the end back through the middle of the Amsteel before continuing along to the whoopie. The ring would be held in the middle of a section of cordage without knots, but I don't know if this would result in rubbing/cutting of the pierced area of cordage that would de-rate it. The rings are about 3/8" in diameter, so the bend around them wouldn't be super tight, at least. I read about the clove hitch method of accomplishing something like this in the Single Line Suspension thread, but I would prefer something that doesn't come loose and requires readjustment each time I set up (I'm stupid and lazy at the end of a long day)
EDIT: I need to test my equipment for an upcoming trip, so for now I'll essentially copy the single line suspension setup which uses clove hitches in the ridgeline to hold the rings secure (the clove hitch seems like it would be unlikely to add much stress to the cable) and make large adjustable whoopee splices in the excess since there aren't many better ways to tie off Amsteel. If the Amsteel loop is larks' headed through the tree strap webs, does it seem likely that it would saw through them?