If it's one of the old parachutes like we cut up in SERE, it's DWR nylon. It'll work fine for a hammock...I even had a student make one during camp week. The problem isn't strength, though - it's finding a length of material that doesn't have a seam in it. You're going to have pressure points somewhere in there.
Walmart material is $1/yd...you only need $3.50 worth.
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