I have been having good luck with just taking my tree straps (Wal-mart
webbing) and wrapping them around the tree, with the rope from the hammock
underneath the wraps (just letting it hang there while I do the wraps) and
then tie the ends of the webbing together with a square knot (there is no
stress at all on this knot with multiple wraps of the webbing). I do the
same on the other end. Then I take the loose end of the rope (I just use
cheap 3/8", yellow, polypropylene, hollow-braid rope) and tie an Adjustable
Grip Hitch onto the standing part. I adjust the knot to where I want it on
both ends of the hammock and I'm done. It's easy, the tree straps don't
have to be special and it's all very easy to adjust after setting it up. I
"slip" the Adjustable Grip Hitch for quick release; and it never binds.
On 8/5/08, Ralph Oborn <Ralph.oborn@...> wrote:
> Cara when I got my Hennessy with tree huggers the most obvious wear
> (with potential failure) was the loop ends of the tree huggers. I was also
> concerned about how short they were, and about getting pine gum on them.
> ( I camp in the pine forests of Idaho (USA)).
> So I made my own! from some long strapping. I used a water knot to make a
> large loop (3 meters or 10 foot long) so when I tie up I'm on a different
> part of the loop every time (no single wear point for fraying). I can make
> longer loops for bigger trees, or wrap two (or three) times around smaller
> trees. And if a strap gets to gummy if becomes disposable.
> I got a big coil of strap (2 inch) from an Army-Navy store, but motorcycle
> tie down straps or tow straps could also be used.
> We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. (Ben
> Franklin) :]
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