I made my first hammock today. I did a DIY gathered end style using 1.1 Rip stop (I weigh 165# and am 6'00"). I used blue whoopie slings ran twice through the gathered end and did a whipping just to hold everything nice and tight and make the thing hang the way I wanted it to. I used 1.5"x7' digital camo tree straps using a Marlin Spike knot. I also used a structural ridgeline from the makers of whoopie slings at 109" for my hammock's length of 11'. It was a little nerve racking on the first hang in the basement, I couldn't believe something so light would really hold my weight on nothing but a couple pieces of "string". So stoked. See pix below for official weight of hammock, tree straps, slings, SR and Titanium tent stakes. And one of yours truly. Next project is the Tarp!