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Ok now that I have that out of the way, O what the heck one more :thumbup:
Alright now down to business, gear business, I have a few questions for everyone, what do I really need to carry, stock, make, design.....? From my point of view things are wide open, and I want to capitalize on my flexibility.
If you have taken a look at my site in the last day or so you can see that I have been busy the last couple of weeks trying to pull a lot together. And I still have some more stuff to get pictures of and add to the site today (I think).
But there are a few specific products that I have been working on deals for and I also wanted to gage interest on one or two things. So to name just a couple...
First I have been trying to work a purchase deal on some very small, light and full climbing spec carabiners. They weigh just 25 grams each would sell for about $7.50 each and come in either green or brown. I have been hanging with them for several weeks and they are sweet. No they are not Der Dutch Clip, but they are light strong and have other use's that Dutch clips don't, I carrie a spare carabiner around most all the time, whether just hanging a nalgene off the pack or what not.
I have also been looking at getting in some 2.75 mm reflective cordage, glows very bright, thiner than most reflective cords out, reasonably strong ( ) If i can get an account with this companies price should be around 30-35 cents a foot, well more if I can't get an account, Add I would include cutting and heat sealing to length with your order. So if you want 6' guy lines for each of 4 corners on your tarp you order 24 foot and in the order notes just let me know you want 4 six foot lengths and it ships cut and heat sealed to length.
Here is some on my BD tent (sorry, pre hammock picture)
And here is some of the colors that are available.
So there you have it, those are just a couple of ideas that I have been working on, but I want to see if there is enough interest for me to try and get these in. Would you buy some if they were available? And please throw out other ideas as well.
Gear that I would buy
Yes, I would purchase both of these items both the small biner and the glow in the dark cordage.
Paul, frequently someone asks where they can buy webbing, cinch buckles and carabiners from one supplier. In fact someone asked in the last 24 hours. I don't know if you could work that out or not, but I think it would be a package that would sell. You may be able to work a deal with Onrope1.com to get buckles in quantity, and possibly carry several sizes of pre-cut and sewn straps.
Just a thought,
EDIT: Ha! Just looked at your suspension section. I see you're working toward that end. Good luck.
Trying any way, I have a lead on some buckles, tri-rings, and what not, so headed down the rode a bit. :)
Hammock suspension systems had come to mind for me too, even before reading Ken's post.
I know there are maybe a couple sites were you can get webbing w/ the loop already sewn & a buckle set, but having another source were you can get it in a length you want (color choice too maybe?), along w/ biners, etc, would be handy.
This is a good idea b/c I think you have to get 6 buckles at a time.
Originally Posted by Ken
just ordered whoopie slings from you. I would certainly order the reflective cordage as well. cant wait to see what else you add!
Just got off the phone with another gentleman about a pice of gear that has been getting some interest around here lately. My have a deal worked to get to selling those soon as well, boy o boy lots O gear for the hammock crew. :)
Thanks everyone for the support and orders.
Something that annoyed the beep out of me was paying for shipping for all the different hammock accessories. If you bring everything to one source and the customer only has to pay shipping once that gives you a definite competitive edge! I know it would have saved me at the least $50.