I am new to hammock camping, I have read a great deal here and have learned a lot. I know that I want to use webbing tree huggers and whoopie slings to suspend my hammock. And I think that the toggle is the perfect way to join the two.
I have read that toggles can be made out of many things. But I am wondering what strength requirements must a toggle meet? Should the toggle be strong enough to hold my weight without breaking?
I looked for aluminum arrow shafts today to make my own toggles however no one here seems to sell aluminum arrows. However I did find some great scraps of Easton Axis full metal jacket arrows. http://www.eastonarchery.com/products/product/5 These are a combination of carbon core and aluminum outer however if I try to suspend my weight on just the short piece of the arrow it breaks in the middle.
Does anyone here use these arrow shafts as toggles?
How would I test a material to see if it it fit for use as a toggle?