I am psyched to see some arborists chiming in!
All of my climbing lines are 11mm PMI climbing rope. My hammock ridgeline which is NEVER used for climbing is also 11mm PMI rope. My hammock is connected to the ridgeline using paracord and I thank you guys
for bringing this up because you are 100% correct. When I initially built my hammock this was all I had to test fit it and I guess I just never thought about changing it. It has now been changed. Again, thanks guys
I highly disagree with you guys about the tree boats though. This is why:
Treeboat Cost: $299.00
DIY Hammock: $18.00
Treeboat Weight: 4.6 lbs
DIY Hammock: 1.2 lbs
Since replacing the paracord all tie in points are climbing spec ropes/webbing. Yes, the material isn't as thick as a treeboat's but there are many hammocks made with much thinner material so I have no worries. I guess being a rock climber has made me TOO comfortable with falling on a rope. Sometimes I forget that I am hooked to static rope vs my dynamic climbing ropes. Either way, I am willing to risk falling 2 feet on my climbing rope to save $300 and 3 pounds in pack weight.
My only other question for you guys is where you see this overhand knot? When I'm climbing the only knots I use are girth hitch, double figure eight, prusik, taught line hitch, and the water knot.