> I want to lighten my hammock a bit. I have 1" poly straps looped at
> each end of the fabric (typical homemade hammock) I am considering
> using Paraline (parachute cord) to replace the straps from bed
> material to the tree. > Any down side to this? Other than a few
That cord is attached to parachutes by being sewed to the canopy. Any
knots that are tied reduce the strength of the cord. If you are
lighter than I am this might work for you. I would try to hang close
to the ground though. Also keep a close eye out for any abrasion from
tree bark. You won't know if it will work for you unless you try it.
Good luck with your testing.