So I got my first hammock for Father's Day. Nothing special, just a $20 Walmart special. It's a decent hammock, but the lines that it came with suck! The knots that were on there slipped out when my wife laid in it after I had been in it a couple hours ( good thing it was only inches off the ground). So I going to make some tree straps and I want to make whoopsie slings and a ridge line. How much a steel should I get and what diameter would you guys suggest? Also, will upgrading to the Amstel over the cheap short pieces of nylon increase the weight limit of the parachute hammock? It doesn't appear to by Ripstop nylon, just standard nylon fabric. Thanks for all the advice everyone!