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PostPosted: February 17th, 2016, 6:30 pm 
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I managed to find 4 rolls of webbing (the seatbelt variety) that an old place of employment used to get because they were off colour. They are 2" wide and 15 feet long each. On one end is (after some googling) a Floating Bar Buckle. Any hammock enthusiasts have any ideas if I can DIY these into some sort of tree straps? I am hoping to join the Hammock club this spring summer. Getting very excited to try it out.


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PostPosted: February 17th, 2016, 7:23 pm 
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Sure! Not the lightest suspension but pretty simple. 15 feet long each is a bit much so you can trim them.

Wrap the belt around a tree. Feed the free end through the buckle and cinch it tight to the tree. Take the free end and tie it to a loop at the end of your hammock using a Beckett Hitch. Done.


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PostPosted: February 17th, 2016, 8:38 pm 
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Awesome. Thanks for the suggestion. I will research Beckett hitch


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PostPosted: February 17th, 2016, 9:07 pm 
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I haven't used a floating bar buckle. There may be another way to use that Buckle to simplify things. A Beckett Hitch is just a Sheet Bend. But on an eye loop instead of two separate ropes.


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