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    r.m. the total weight applyed to EACH line is the same...not halved. in the example you offered a person (plus hammock n gear) weighting 200lbs,hang angle of 30degrees-yeilds 400lbs on each suspention line ...hope this helps
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    Post Couple of weight & force charts

    I grabbed these from other threads, though neither is the one I wanted. Still, for what they're worth ....

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    Glad this question has been asked a couple times. I have a ton of 550 paracord here but did not realize how much it could stretch. Thanks for all the great info and now have am steel on order.
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    I concur. Great information. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge.

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    oops..r.m. right you are! 200lbs at a 30degree hang is 200lbs on each line. i got work mixed up with play . sorry for the confusion

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    I used paracord to hang my hammock quite often. It works for me (I'm 175lbs), you just need to be careful not to cut into the bark of the tree, as this can harm or even kill the tree, the best way Ive found to avoid this is to use plastic tubing slipped onto the line. Also be careful not to use knots that will seize and realize that knots which don't typical seize will seize in paracord if it gets wet.

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    It looks like you have some great advice from a lot of members. I noticed that it was not mentioned one way or another if you are not planning on using the paracord to wrap around trees. The term "suspension line" can mean different things to people and if it was meant as "I'm gonna wrap this bad boy around a tree, tie a prusik knot and hop in" (figuratively of course) then consider the damage the tree will suffer. Most use straps to preserve trees and again I am not saying that was your intent, just that if it occurred to anybody please rethink it.
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    New to this stuff and would like to say that you guys are great with the advice that you give. Learn alot just reading this thread. Thanks

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