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    Senior Member Jason in Tn's Avatar
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    Tree strap ?

    Was wondering if there is a problem with just running the strap through the loop to hold it around the tree and not using any clips or carabiners at all?

    May wear the strap a little quicker not sure.

    Jason

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    It's worked just fine for me so far.

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    Hey Jason in Tn,

    That will work fine...just use a Marlinspike Hitch to attach your hammock.
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    nope. thats what i usually do.
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    certainly works.
    if you need to move the strap up or down the tree for some reason
    after its set... it could be problematic if there is a branch or something.

    mostly the dutch clip or biner is for convenience - like in the case above.
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    That is what I have been doing was not sure if I had it right. Been using toggle and whoopies to attach hammock.

    Jason

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    Works just fine, that's what I do.
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    Using hardware just makes set up and adjustment a little easier but it's certainly not necessary.
    Hardware is handy if you want to leave your straps attached to your hammock. On large trees it's also handy to have a little weight on the end for swinging it around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Using hardware just makes set up and adjustment a little easier but it's certainly not necessary.
    Hardware is handy if you want to leave your straps attached to your hammock. On large trees it's also handy to have a little weight on the end for swinging it around.
    i havent used hardware since i updated to whopies. i dont think that a ranger walking up on your rig wouldfind the tree straps as protecting the trees, rather straps with metal pieces tearing into the bark. just my 2 cents toward hardware on tree straps.
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    That's the only way I've ever used.

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