I got my first hammock done and hung up and it is awesome, but I need to clean up my suspension a little bit. I am using some tie down straps I picked up cheap. They are rated for a 1260lbs work load so I figure they could keep my 300 lbs butt off the ground. That being said I have a few questions:
1. I know that tying knots in rope weakens it, does this hold for straps as well? I want to tie loops in the end, I figure they were manufactured with a "bight" to attach to the hardware so knotting a loop in the end doesn't seem like it would be so bad.
2. I did not notice much of a difference between the 300lbs straps and the 1260 lbs straps, (the 1260 were on sale so I won either way). Is the work load rated on tie downs more about the hardware failure point i.e.. the rachets, or the strap?