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    ordering shock cord /cordage

    hello all .. im pretty new to diy and am needing to order some stuff .. cause i cant find shock cord around town ..so wheres a good place for shock cord ?or rather cordage in general for hammock use.. was likeing the military poncho uq .
    thank you

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    good source of shock cord

    Outdoor wilderness fabrics has great prices on cord.

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    Another fan of OWS stuff. I have also ordered shockcord from thru hiker and have been pleased with the quality.
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    That one Stormcrow mentioned has the best all around pricing on your do-it-yourself gear needs.

    If you only want shock cord - I believe Quest Outfitters might have a better price (unless you're ordering bulk). On just about everything else, OWF beats them - but not on shock cord.
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    These guys really should give me a finder's fee:

    http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.c...category_ID=16

    1/8" Shock Cord, 100 Ft - US$7
    100 feet of Black, Desert Tan, USMC Coyote Brown, Foliage Green or OD Green 1/8th inch US GI MIL SPEC shock cord. Specs are as follows:150% elongation, breaking strength of 95 pounds, diameter of 1/8". Manufactured by a current US Military Contractor.

    Colors ( left to right )
    Foliage Green
    Coyote Brown
    OD Green
    Desert Tan
    Black

    3/16" Shock Cord 100 FT - US$11
    100 feet of Black, Desert Tan, USMC Coyote Brown, Foliage Green or OD green 3/16th inch US GI MIL SPEC shock cord. Specs are as follows: MIL-C-43701 TYPE I with 90-110% elongation and a breaking strength of 330 pounds, diameter of 3/16". Manufactured by a current US Military Contractor.

    Colors ( left to right )
    Black
    Desert Tan
    OD Green
    Coyote Brown
    Foliage Green

    Seller is good to go, I've bought a bunch of stuff off him over the years including 550 cord, milspec velcro and fastex hardware..

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    What diameter is good enough for UQ "ends" and an UQ suspension?
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    wow you guys dont mess around ..thanks for the resposes

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    Quote Originally Posted by mclmm View Post
    These guys really should give me a finder's fee:

    http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.c...category_ID=16

    1/8" Shock Cord, 100 Ft - US$7
    100 feet of Black, Desert Tan, USMC Coyote Brown, Foliage Green or OD Green 1/8th inch US GI MIL SPEC shock cord. Specs are as follows:150% elongation, breaking strength of 95 pounds, diameter of 1/8". Manufactured by a current US Military Contractor.

    Colors ( left to right )
    Foliage Green
    Coyote Brown
    OD Green
    Desert Tan
    Black

    3/16" Shock Cord 100 FT - US$11
    100 feet of Black, Desert Tan, USMC Coyote Brown, Foliage Green or OD green 3/16th inch US GI MIL SPEC shock cord. Specs are as follows: MIL-C-43701 TYPE I with 90-110% elongation and a breaking strength of 330 pounds, diameter of 3/16". Manufactured by a current US Military Contractor.

    Colors ( left to right )
    Black
    Desert Tan
    OD Green
    Coyote Brown
    Foliage Green

    Seller is good to go, I've bought a bunch of stuff off him over the years including 550 cord, milspec velcro and fastex hardware..
    Not to diss the other places...

    But I ordered a couple hundred feet of the 1/8 SC. Shipping was quick and the cord is of very nice quality.

    Testing shows on the 1/8 that I got from this source...

    Stretched to its limit produces 4.23 pounds of resistance.

    7" relaxed stretches to 16".
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    yes thank you. I am going to check out the Supply Captain.. Since they are closer to me I might get shipments just a little faster than I do from OWF.


    Also, I use 1/8" cord for suspension and 3/16 for the end channels

    hey opie, how does that compare with any of the other vendors...? Do you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormcrow View Post
    yes thank you. I am going to check out the Supply Captain.. Since they are closer to me I might get shipments just a little faster than I do from OWF.


    Also, I use 1/8" cord for suspension and 3/16 for the end channels

    hey opie, how does that compare with any of the other vendors...? Do you know?
    Well... seems like as good a place as any to throw up some test results....

    The 7/32 I picked up here

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=160326845725

    Produced 10.4 pounds at maximum extension. 5" relaxed stretches to 10".

    3/16 Marine Grade I picked up here..

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...3756&viewitem=

    Produced 2.12 pounds at maximum extension. 7" relaxed stretches to 12". I have some of this in 1/8 but didnt test it due to the dismal results I got with the 3/16.

    1/8 MFP I picked up here..

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=370303591032

    Produces 4 pounds at maximum extension. 7" relaxed stretches to 18".

    1/4 Marine Grade I picked up here...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=220458773253

    Produces 11.11 pounds at maximum extension. 5" relaxed stretches to 9". I have some 3/16 coming from this same seller and will test that once it arrives.

    I havent ordered any from any of the above mentioned vendors...
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