I'm still figuring out the modifications to my Claytor Jungle Hammock to use it with adjustable straps and ring buckles as described on JustJeff's site.
My question is: Is a double sheet bend a good knot for hanging? That is to say, I will have a strap round the tree (with a 'biner) run through the rings for adjustment. The rings will have a short length of 4mm cord tied to them. The other end of the cord must attach to the hammock. I cannot run the cord through the stitched channel at the end of the hammock as it is too thin and will probably tear or wear the fabric. So, I will use some 20mm webbing there.
I will take a length (about 0.5m) of 20mm webbing and stitch two small loops in each end. I will run the webbing through the stitched channel and put the two loops together. I will tie the 4mm line (from the rings) through both loops using a double sheet bend. This knot will hold all the weight.
Does this sound like a reasonable construction?
Is the double sheet bend a good knot for this purpose?
If not (!) is there a better knot?
Comments are welcome.