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    in Florida State parks you need to use tree huggers on hammocks and tarps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopper View Post
    in Florida State parks you need to use tree huggers on hammocks and tarps.
    It was the "Yes you can Hang in Florida" thread that started me thinking about it. I was also concerned about the possible damage to a tree during one of my hikes, (see photo below) and the bark coming off the tree in the Pine Barrens.
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    I wonder if my old road bike inner tubes could work... Will play around this weekend.
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junebugdawn View Post
    I bought 3/4" tubular webbing and run my suspension cords through it. I did this after I noticed my zing-it had cut into the trees at the previous hang.
    This is a great idea as all you need is enough to go around the back side

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    Just curious. Has anybody started using tree straps or tree-huggers as part of their tarp suspension? I'm thinking of just attaching my tarp to the tree straps of my hammock suspension.
    I tie a marlin spike hitch on my tree-hugger as close to the tree as I can get. Then, I use a biner to hook my tarp suspension to the marlin spike hitch. Farther down the tree-hugger, I have a Dutch buckle that I connect my whoopie sling to for the hammock. This way I do not have to carry seperate tree-huggers for my tarp.

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    Gutted paracord works well also.

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    When I wrap my hammock tree huggers on the tree, they are at usually about 6'+ off of the ground. If I connect my tarp ridgeline to the tree huggers close to the tree to minimize sagging once I am in the hammock, this will put the ridgeline too high above me in the hammock and limits my ability to hang the tarp for best protection under certain weather conditions. I believe that the tarp ridgeline would need to have its own tree protection (whatever that winds up being) apart from the ones being used for the hammock.

    I am working on making a continuous tarp ridgeline that attaches to the tarp in a vee configuration. I believe that a sleeve-type protector of suitable material with the ridgeline running through it would be very versatile and effective for this set-up.

    Great thread.

    SouthernExposure

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    Yeah, I think if we truly want to impress the rangers at State Parks so that we never have an issue hanging, then if we hang tarps, we must use some sort of tree protection. Means a little more weight, but would seem to open more doors. I think it's worth the trade off in the long run.

    I have a ton of 1" nylon tubular webbing (like the kind used for climbing anchors, so it is rated). Think I'll use this to pass my tarp lines through. What do you think? about 2ft on each end?

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