I just grabbed a coupla Figure 9 Carabiners (not the regular Fig 9's) with a gated opening. Got 2 LARGE, and 2 Small - both gated.
Thinking about trying the LARGE ones on each end of the hammock suspension rather than regular carabiners (which I also have - gated, and screw-locked).
They say each is rated for 150 lbs. SO, if I have one at each end of the hammock, then they are 'sharing the weight load, I would guess, and it would be somewhere OVER the single rating, at least.
I am around 185 now, and am wondering of the two Fig 9s combined would work for the hammock. If NOT, then either the small or large should work for the tarp, I think.
Trying to think of a configuration that might use both the regular carabiners, AND the figure 9s.
This is too much fun!!!