I'm making a hammock following one of Phat's suggestions. The cheap test went well enough to proceed to a final model, but I'm having an issue with the straps. The cheap nylon straps we got from the sewing store stretch quite a bit, landing me on the ground when I tie off at just above waist hight - I have to tie off at chest hight to stay off the ground.

Does anyone know if strapping used for climbing like:


or this:


also stretches?

I could buy poly webbing from Speer, but that's 80cents/foot, and then I might as well buy finished straps at that cost.

Edited by Steadman (03/23/11 10:02 PM)