I use 1" webbing and a marlin spike hitch with whoopie slings. I usually use a trail stick as the spike. I like the simplicity and light weight. I'm more of a backpacker than paddler, but I've been thinking about it
Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir