Re: [Hammock Camping] straps
I'm darned if I remember where I got the rings. They're
nothing special, just 1-inch welded steel o-rings. Try
strapworks.com. (I just ordered some rings and olive drab
polypro strapping from them.)
For my setup, I looped the hammock rope itself right through
the pair of o-rings, using a lark's head. Dead simple. I
found that it made a difference which side I threaded the
tree strap through. One way seemed to work against the
lark's head to loosen the rings, just as you described.
But I would have thought that your method -- using a short
loop of webbing to capture the rings and attach them to the
hammock -- would work perfectly. I'm surprised that it
I'll bet lots of tiny things helped to make my setup work so
well. Things like the diameter of the ring wire -- maybe too
thick and it tends to let the strapping slip. Things like
thickness and ribbing depth of the strapping -- affects how
well the rings can "grab" the strap.
I was careful the first time I "set" the straps in the
rings. I kept everything loose as possible and leaned on the
hammock to tighten them evenly. But since then, I've just
hopped into and out of the hammock without any concern. It's
been set up for almost two weeks now.
Keep on experimenting and let us know if you find an answer!