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    Why use a biner on tree straps?

    I'm new to hanging and I'm trying to figure out the best way to do things. One thing I don't understand when looking at videos and demos is why people use a biner on the loop of tree straps. Why can't I just feed the standing end of the strap thru the end loop to secure the strap around the tree?

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    I just feed one end through the other. But I believe some use biners for speed and its a hair easier

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    You can do that. The biner is faster, and on some suspensions like Warbonnets strap and buckle you don't have access to the other end without removing strap from buckles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonepile View Post
    I'm new to hanging and I'm trying to figure out the best way to do things. One thing I don't understand when looking at videos and demos is why people use a biner on the loop of tree straps. Why can't I just feed the standing end of the strap thru the end loop to secure the strap around the tree?
    You can and that's what I do.
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    some folks do it because they've seen it done. Other folks do it to avoid nylon on nylon friction damage. I suppose there's a good reason to do it for speed as well. Hyoh

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    Speed and ease for me.
    We are now ready to start our way down the Great Unknown.We are three quarters of a mile in the depth of the earth.We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknow river yet to explore.What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls rise over the river, we know not. Ah, well! We may conjecture many things. The men talk as cheerfully as ever; jests are bandied about freely this morning; but to me the cheer is somber and the jests are ghastly. Powell 1869

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    I feed mine through. The carabiner is just a quick on/off method.
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    It can also make it easier to throw the end around a big tree that you can't get your arms around. I use Dutch clips which do the same thing because often I leave my suspension attached to the hammock. Its whatever works for you.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    I use dutch clips on my cinch buckle strap suspension so I can leave the straps attached to hammock. I pull the free end through if I've got my whoopie sling tree straps.

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    I use Dutch Clips because they're a little more convenient than feeding through the loop, seems to make it easier to fling the strap around trees and it was the first piece of Dutch gear I bought and I just love Dutch gear.

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