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    Re: Re-Assure me, please

    I found it in dejoha's book it is also mentioned under 'anchor points' as a viable method. There is some more reassurance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passinthru View Post
    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?
    That's how I do it and I have had no problems.

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    If you are using webbing alone, then you probably have fairly long webbing like 10 to 12 feet or so? IMO, the weight and size of Dutch clips are more than worth the ease of connecting and disconnecting vs running the webbing through the sewn loop. YMMV but as others have said, nothing to worry about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    If you are using webbing alone, then you probably have fairly long webbing like 10 to 12 feet or so? IMO, the weight and size of Dutch clips are more than worth the ease of connecting and disconnecting vs running the webbing through the sewn loop. YMMV but as others have said, nothing to worry about.
    One of the reasons for abandoning the carabiners was because I have decided to remove my straps from the hammock when I pack up so they can be stored separately. Since they are going to be separate anyway, running thru the loop shouldn't be too much of an inconvenience.
    But, I agree, I think Dutch clips will be the best solution.
    Until I get some, it seems that through-the-loop will be OK.

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    I've been using the same Soft Shackle setup for about 3 years now. Haven't had a problem. I use the Soft Shackle instead of a Biner.

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    just be careful and slow when you snug it around the tree. You can cut through the webbing with friction and heat. For insurance, you could sew an extra piece on the loop to make it double thick, or wrap it with some duct tape.

    I've been using webbing like you plan to, without any modifications, for a few years.

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    If it makes you feel better climbers use the same method of passing the free end through a single overhand loop in 1" nylon tubular webbing, to anchor to large objects like trees and rocks

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