I made a basic hammock a few years ago, I am looking at modifications to cut down on weight and make the whole thing easier to use. One of my mods is to switch out some of the straps with 550. My question is, can 550 be used for the main straps between the hammock itself and the straps that wrap the tree?
Here is my thought: strap around the tree ending in aluminum carabiners. 550 coming off the end of the hammock and connecting to the carabiner.
Looking at the photo above, I'm not sure what type of cord they used, but my plan was the 550. FYI, I am about 175 lbs. My concern was he added stress that would be put on the cord beyond my 175 lbs.
Note: I am not replacing the tree straps because they do offer some protection to the tree itself.