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    Noob question about HH webbing

    Hey all,

    I am brand new to hammocks after finding that tent camping destroyed my back. I picked up a HH expedition and had a 35* night cozy warm on my first ever hang. Thanks to the forums. I thought I was going to have to give up on camping until I found out about hammocks.

    I have a question about my stock HH webbing. I can't loop around twice on this tree that I am hanging from. I know that the HH webbing wants you to go through both loops, but I am wondering if there is danger in going though the loop with the strap as shown in the pictures.


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    I know that I need a good knot on the rope instead of the easier figure 8s when I go through the two webbing loops, but is there any potential problem with running my web this way?

    Just as a reference, this is the webbing done normally.

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    The problem with that is that it slips down in the tree. Should I just be trying to tighten that so much that it won't slip?

    Thanks!!

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    I've done it both ways myself, and not had any problems. Certainly doing it the "HH" way causes less strain on each loop of your webbing, but it's really sturdy.

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    Years ago, I used to hang on one loop all the time. Never had an issue. Hang weight was about 200 pounds.

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    the more loops you do the less of a strain on the bark of the tree. Congrats on your first hang.
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