Originally Posted by SGT Rock
I've never had a hammock fail that was designed properly and used as directed.
Thanks SGT that's exactly the kind of experimental data I was thinking about. Seems like mostly rope failure which is solved by amsteel.
I think I remember an HFuser reporting his hammock failed about 12inches down from the knot on the hammock body. Not from abuse.
Basically my methodology is use the lightest fabric until you get failure. Then you add back fabric. But if the hammock stresses in certain areas then only add back fabric in those areas rather than a full layer or heavier fabric. This is more in the spirit of pushing performance like a hammock for and adventure racer or thru hiker.