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    Re-Assure me, please

    I use 1" polyester webbing and buckles for my suspension. I have always used a carabiner in the sewn loop at one end - then around the support - then clipped onto the webbing.
    I am trying to lighten and shrink my load so I am thinking of just running the free end of the webbing thru the sewn loop and down to the buckles. I know some people do this but I wonder if the webbing will tend to cut thru itself.
    Is this a safe way to attach the webbing or should I be springing for some 'Dutch Clips' or something similiar?

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    I prefer carabiners precisely because they are desgined to be smooth and easy on webbing and rope.

    But at the tree they are not really runnning so I see no problem with what you propose. The clips make it quick and easy. I expect to have some Dutchware some day.

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    I use this method with some ratchet straps from wally world. I haven't fallen yet and I'm over 300 lbs. You should be fine.

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    As MDSH said there isn't really any movement at the tree end of the webbing so there shouldn't really be any abrasion. Loads of folk do it this way, me included so you should be fine.

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    This is how I do mine. I think the pressure is on the back of the strap against the tree. Not much pressure on that loop.

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    Yeah I pass my webbing through the loop, always have.
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    Re-Assure me, please

    I tried it that way, but it always seemed to pop and make sounds as it tightened up. And i always ended up having to tighten everything up after it settled. With carabiners/dutchware that isnt an issue.

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    i do it the way at the top... i have a loop at one end of my strap... around the tree through the loop and the free end runs down to the hammock and marlin spike hitch area...
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    Ok - seems like a common practice - consider me re-assured...

    A couple less items in my setup.

    Thanks everyone.

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