Re: KS>Perry Lake Trail>Primitive Hiking
Originally Posted by Owl
You can get a Wal-mart cheap blue tarp for about $7, and a set of ratchet straps that are easy to convert into tree straps for about $10.
I plan on demo'ing a "cheap, Wal-mart special" setup in my hammock camping demo at Backwoods in April. I'm gonna use a $24 single layer hammock I found there this past week, along with a wally blue pad, blue tarp, and the same tree straps I use to hang my HH that I bought there as well. It might not be the lightest setup, but it will be the cheapest.
Would those ratchet straps really work? I've actually thought about buying a set and using those as tree straps. What are they usually made out of? Nylon? I could never find out what they were made of.
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