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    dog leash suspension

    Has anyone tried using dog leashes as tree straps or suspension lines?

    I have couple of these laying around and looks like free webbing to me...

    Anythought?

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    They are very likely made of nylon webbing, and will stretch significantly when you hang from them.
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    Unhook your dog first!
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    Quote Originally Posted by willswim View Post
    Has anyone tried using dog leashes as tree straps or suspension lines?

    I have couple of these laying around and looks like free webbing to me...

    Any thoughts?
    I have used two for that (one at each end ), 3/4 inch wide. All I did was cut the clip end of the webbing off & Viola* instant tree huggers. FWIW, I weigh 200 Lbs, & they have held someone at 250 Lbs.
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    Seriously, I've done it before when I've forgotten a proper tree strap. I didn't notice any stretch - I always have a leash in the car. It may have been because my dogs have already put so much tension on the leashes that they were pre-stretched. We have heeling dogs now, but it didn't come easily.
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    Yep, I did it. Worked fine.



    can't find my dog though??
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    Quote Originally Posted by vitamaltz View Post
    Unhook your dog first!
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    Yep, I did it. Worked fine.
    can't find my dog though??
    ha! That's funny stuff fellers ...

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    ive seen it done. this kid i knew "made" a "hammock" by taking 2 dog leashes and puting them through the loop to make a larks head and using that to "whip" then ends and tieing to trees. was not comfy.
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