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    Re: Who is using 2" straps?

    Haha that would be awesome if you used the seat belt buckle to attach the strap to your hammock! Use a cinch buckle or something on the tree strap side. Then you just click it on to your hammock and hope that no one presses the button.

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    How do 2" straps satisfy a 3" requirement??? I'm missing something...
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    How do 2" straps satisfy a 3" requirement??? I'm missing something...
    Preponderance of the evidence, Dave, preponderance of the evidence. Tell the ranger, magistrate, or judge that 2 is more than half of 3.
    Last edited by DemostiX; 04-07-2013 at 16:01. Reason: clarity

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    I use 2" to protect the tree. I found that some trees the 1" cut into it when wet. That is with my slim 250 6'-4" figure in it. With the 2" crisscrossed I have not noticed any damage to the tree.

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    2" Towstraps

    I have a few sets of XXL 2" tree straps made from some tow straps. With a break strength of 17,000 lbs. and weighing in at just over a lb per pair , they are not for backpacking. I keep them in the RV for hanging in campgrounds and a set at home for hanging from the kid's play structure. There have been several cases where I used them to their full length to span distant trees. I've also never had any concern from the campground regarding tree damage. With the bright yellow color, and the reflective strip I've also never forgotten a strap on the tree.

    For backpacking if use 6' x 1" treestraps that weigh in at 2.8 oz for the pair.

    Michael

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    i don't get it. If you wrap twice with 1" straps or 3 times with 1" straps, you meet the 2" or 3" strap requirement? Really?

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    I'm guessing its like spreading the weight equally on the number of turns, assuming each would takes its percentage of the load. I'm also guessing that with friction on the tree and the wraps on top of each other, the load is not equally shared...

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    I'm not currently using 2"; but I would like to change over soon. My choice would be to help protect the trees better. For those of you using the 2", is there more of a chance that they'll slide down more, especially on the smooth trees?

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    homemade 6' long 2" seat belt webbing for me - as a tree protection measure.
    no problems or issues, they don't weigh that much, and i use a nano biner to attach my hammock suspension to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    How do 2" straps satisfy a 3" requirement??? I'm missing something...
    If you're a man, you measure 2" and call it 3"...

    Off topic I know.

    Love my 2" hennessy straps. Just wish they were a couple of feet longer.
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