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    Don't know. But the message is, Readystrap is the...

    Don't know. But the message is, Readystrap is the place to go for straps from 1lb to 30,000lbs.
    Tested, and documented.
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    Ooooooooo! Stainless Steel.

    I just love Bling. :)

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    Yip, sounds like a normal winter camp out....

    Yip, sounds like a normal winter camp out. Everybody dreads getting out of the warm bed in the morning and into the cold boots. But after the 11th or 12th coffee and eggs and sausage it all comes...
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    Nylon will be the toughest material to find...

    Nylon will be the toughest material to find something to stick really well to it.

    I forget what the order was that I had a few years ago but it included velcro being glued to and not stitched to a...
  5. Thread: I Don't use Pins

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    Yeah I've used double faced adhesive tape too. It...

    Yeah I've used double faced adhesive tape too. It works ok on some material but doesn't stick at all to others.
    This Fabric tac sticks to just about anything and in most cases once it's dry it's...
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    Looking forward to it!

    Looking forward to it!
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    Yup! You're Welcome. You will never look at...

    Yup! You're Welcome. You will never look at another pin after you try it, for sure.
  8. Thread: I Don't use Pins

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    5 years ago I set out to make a hammock. Never...

    5 years ago I set out to make a hammock. Never worked with ripstop before so I picked some up and also picked up a million pins. Took me about 1 minute to drop everything and try to find a better...
  9. Thread: I Don't use Pins

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    Just posted a picture of a bag that I made. I...

    Just posted a picture of a bag that I made. I completely glued it together with the Fabric Tac before stitching it.
    It went together real quick too.
    BTW. Wall*Mart sells it in their fabric or...
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    So I call it the "Hanging Tpee"

    It's 100% waterproof, rain tight with a 2" Velcro closure on top and a light weight mat on the bottom.

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    Only kidding :lol: It's a bag for my pulk sled.
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    Sure does make my life easier. I just did a 14'...

    Sure does make my life easier. I just did a 14' long triple layer seat belt webbing strap for a guy and didnt have to worry about the edges moving around or the end growing longer.
    Just stuck a...
  12. Thread: I Don't use Pins

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    Yes, that is a silpoly that I am using here. I...

    Yes, that is a silpoly that I am using here. I have used fabric tac on everything from rip stop to canvas to vinyl and haven't found anything it wont stick to yet.
    Sticks together some better than...
  13. Thread: I Don't use Pins

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    I Don't use Pins

    dOUSCseXyvw
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    Bright colors are not the norm when it comes to...

    Bright colors are not the norm when it comes to webbing straps since most polyester webbing is used for tie downs in the cargo industry and they don't care much about colors, only strength.
    But as...
  15. Thread: It's Dutch Day

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    Appy B Day Dutch.....:lol: Oh4sae6GMBY

    Appy B Day Dutch.....:lol:

    Oh4sae6GMBY
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    In my opinion, a machine like that is only good...

    In my opinion, a machine like that is only good for a show piece.
    I have one that a woman worked behind all her life. When she retired they gave it to her. She passed away many years ago and her...
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    Dambit Man!

    Dambit Man!
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    I did a lot of winter camping when I was a kid....

    I did a lot of winter camping when I was a kid. Figured I'd start back at it this year for some reason. Love my hammock in the spring summer and fall, but this winter it's going to be a tent,...
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    Eight inches off the ground. LOL !

    Eight inches off the ground. LOL !
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    This is what the HammockForum is all about. The...

    This is what the HammockForum is all about. The world goes round and round but we do what we do. No worries Dutch! They do what they do, we do what we do. We do it better!
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    Lots of luck! -b5aW08ivHU

    Lots of luck!
    -b5aW08ivHU
  22. All I know is that I am getting over 1300lbs out...

    All I know is that I am getting over 1300lbs out of a webbing that is rated by the manufacturer for 1100lbs. I would consider that satisfactory.
    As far as the load being place on the tree itself, I...
  23. Yeah, right. Whatever you say.

    Yeah, right. Whatever you say.
  24. Not sure that I get your meaning. The 2" strap is...

    Not sure that I get your meaning. The 2" strap is 4' feet long and goes around the tree with the 1" fed thru the eye of the 2" strap. The tree is carrying the weight, no? I can understand if the 2"...
  25. Interesting thought. If a strap was breaking at...

    Interesting thought. If a strap was breaking at the stitch that would be something to look at. To tell you the truth it doesnt take much to make a bite that will hold a hammock camper. You could...
  26. It is folded down to 1" at the first bar tack....

    It is folded down to 1" at the first bar tack. Besides, I think 1300lbs is good enough for hanging a hammock anyway.
  27. Not sure what you mean, are you talking about...

    Not sure what you mean, are you talking about something like this?
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    Not sure if it would make a difference. Any good strap I ever tested broke out in front of the stitch, usually about an...
  28. And now Results in for the 1" and 2" Double Eye Ultralite Tree Straps

    1"wide x 4' long Ultralite double eye (double loop) strap with 3" loops. Breaking strength 1690lbs Weight 28.2 grams or 0.995 ounces. (less than 1 ounce) "Safe Working Load Rating" 350lbs

    2" wide...
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    Bar Tacks are strong, if you have the proper...

    Bar Tacks are strong, if you have the proper machine to do them correctly and you want to use less of the strap for a stitch.
    Yes the Longitudinal is the strongest but also the longest. 3 bar tacks...
  30. BTW. This is a high quality, made in U.S.A. tight...

    BTW. This is a high quality, made in U.S.A. tight weave polyester webbing.
  31. Results in for Ultralite Tree Pro (Tree Protector) straps.

    Ok, did some testing last night. These are the 2" into 1" Tree Pro's which are a 4 foot length of 2" polyester webbing with an 8 foot 1" length attached. The idea is that the 2" will go around the...
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    Sawyer Pond? Sawyer Pond? DANG! that rings bell....

    Sawyer Pond? Sawyer Pond? DANG! that rings bell. I'm sure it's close to me since I've heard the name many times. Would like t o make it and will look into it. February, I Like it!
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    The 2" webbing is rated at 2000lbs. The 1" is...

    The 2" webbing is rated at 2000lbs. The 1" is rated at 1100lbs. If you weigh more than that I would be seeing a doc instead of hammock hanging.
    Seriously though, You can hang on these UL straps and...
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    Holy Mackerel what a CUTIE! And you and the wife...

    Holy Mackerel what a CUTIE! And you and the wife don't look too bad either. :lol:

    Oh Yeah, Congrats!
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    HiYa Gunner! Cant test right now, test room is...

    HiYa Gunner! Cant test right now, test room is downstairs in barn and its 0 down there. Testing Standards require material to be conditioned for a couple of days @ 70* then tested in a room which is...
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    Weight Watchers. You Spoke, we Listened!

    Well, actually I gave you a bunch of crap at first...But then I listened!

    Now available at http://www.readystrap.com > 100392

    Super light 2" wide Tree Hugger Straps. This Polyester webbing is...
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    Man! I admire you ultra light weight packers....

    Man! I admire you ultra light weight packers. BUT! My backpack weights 25-30 pounds all day long and I just take another break or two. Whats the hurry anyway?
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    Thanks Zilla!

    Thanks Zilla!
  39. Thread: Heads Up!

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    Heads Up!

    Orders place on Dec. 31 will not be shipped until next year. Sorry. :lol:
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    I heard we are getting a big snow storm on...

    I heard we are getting a big snow storm on Thursday.
  41. Thread: Christmas Giveaway!

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    Sorry! Dont celebrate marry shopping day but you...

    Sorry! Dont celebrate marry shopping day but you can believe in the invisible man if you e=want to.
    HAPPY Tree Day!
  42. Thread: Howdy from Dallas

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    Haha! I know all about it.

    Haha! I know all about it.
  43. Thread: Howdy from Dallas

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    Welcome "Lone Star" Years ago I used to travel to...

    Welcome "Lone Star" Years ago I used to travel to Dallas 3-4 times a year. I can tell you some great and funny stories about it but I cant tell them here. :)
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    One of my shop favorites. :) -chff0rYNBQ

    One of my shop favorites. :)

    -chff0rYNBQ
  45. TOTALLY AWESOME! Every time I see a video like...

    TOTALLY AWESOME! Every time I see a video like this I think about all those weekends I wasted watching foozball on TV.
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    Congrats my friend, and I long to see what your...

    Congrats my friend, and I long to see what your eyes have seen. The pictures ROCK! Make me want to pack up and leave the rest of this crazy world behind right now. Thanks much for the mini escape.
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    taking a serious look at these for my next...

    taking a serious look at these for my next hammock. So many hammocks made it to the dumpster in the past 5 years I am hoping that this is the stuff that I am searching for.
  48. Thread: Heres a new concept

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    It's this really exotic material. You probably...

    It's this really exotic material. You probably have never heard of it but its called, " Material of unknown origin" Wal*Mart
  49. Thread: Heres a new concept

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    Heres a new concept

    A bridge hammock with a storage pouch. I personally cant get more than 4 hrs sleep in a gathered end hammock so I prefer the flat laying bridge hammock with my pillow and sleeping bag. I figure that...
  50. Thread: 201 bottom stitch

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    Cant tell if that is a type A G or L bobbin but a...

    Cant tell if that is a type A G or L bobbin but a lot of those drop in bobbins need the thread to come off in a counter clockwise direction. Did you just get this machine?
    Check and see if the hook...
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