Here's a pic of me in my first DIY hammock. It's a little shy of 10 feet long and its made from 1.9 oz ripstop that I got on ebay. I'm using two 8 inch continuous loops at the ends connected to my DIY whoopy slings (also a first for me) which connect to my 1 inch poly tree straps via some aluminum toggles i cut from an old arrow shaft. I'm 6 foot and 250, so far everything is working great! This weekend my matching hex tarp should be completed as well. Thanks!