I figure this would be the best place to ask since the crafty folks hangout here.
When it comes to general bushcraft, good ole paracord is a great thing. It is quick, easy, durable, cheap, and has a billion uses.
I have noticed something rather quickly though, it doesn't seem to be a product of choice for a DIY hammock, tarp, or much of anything else in that arena.
So I would like to know what cordage you would recommend for tying a gathered hammock, a tarp and its tie out lines, and the main hanging cords for a hammock.
I know that there is a lot of personal preference involved in these decisions. I am sure I will try several different kinds of cordage, even paracord, until I find what works best for me. (PS, I am 5'11 and around 250 lbs.)
Thanks for any help you can give.