Start with a 10-12' piece of 3/4 to1" wide nylon strapping...one end folded over 4" and tacked down for a single loop at one end and the other end folded over 4' and zigzag sewn 4-5 times across the two stacked straps every 2-3"
for a continuous set of loops for about 4'..
To hang..wrap it around the tree and stick the multi-loop end through the single loop so the multiloop end hangs out.If it's a small tree,wrap it around and through the single loop a few times until just enough of the multiloop section hangs out.
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The hangers are the white straps in the picture..
Skinny tree is on the left end showing the line hanging down with lots of loops..fat fir tree on the right,ate up most of the line just to get around the big fir tree in the yard..I hadn't made loops off the end of the hammock's end line yet..so just tied the strapping to the tree hugger loops.
I have several hammocks that need/use only one set of straps
..but have one set of straps at each home..
The additional loops on the straps can be used for hanging the tarp(above,instead of off the tree),the backpack,a footlocker-smaller-hammock below,the tv,the beer holder, and other stuff to keep it off the ground.