I finallyspent a couple nights in an Amazonas Moskito Hammock this weekend that another forum member gave to me and has been sitting on my shelf for a year or two. I instantly fell in love and it is now my favorite hammock. That's saying a lot since I currently and have previously owned a wide range of hammocks from Walmart stuff to high end stuff and everything in between. This one is going to be my year round car camping hammock, since all I have to do is flip it over to go netless in the winter. But I want to make a gram weenie version for backpacking.
So my questions are: What kind of fabric should I use that has very minimal stretch, is as close to 1.0 as possible, and can handle 200lbs? All the various fabrics out there have exploded in recent times and I haven't been keeping up so I have no idea what fits the bill. I'm assuming some type of polyester fabric, unless we now have no stretch 1.0 nylons.
Next question: What kind of line can I get away with using for the cascades at the ends? I don't think I need anything as strong as amsteel or dynaglide. The lines on the hammock I have seem pretty chincy, which I'm guessing is ok since they are splitting the load. So do I need a Lashit kind of line or can I use something lighter?
Last question: Can anyone link to a video that shows how to do the cascading lines? Or tell me what that cascade is called? I used to know but I forgot, or else I'd just look up a video myself.
Thanks in advance.