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    Senior Member Hooch's Avatar
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    If you call or order online with the nice folks at Strapworks and tell them what you need, they're great about squaring you away in no time flat. If you order from them, they'll even sew a loop in the end for your biner to go through if you ask tehm. Excellent customer service and great folks to deal with! I love their 1" polyester webbing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    If you call or order online with the nice folks at Strapworks and tell them what you need, they're great about squaring you away in no time flat. If you order from them, they'll even sew a loop in the end for your biner to go through if you ask tehm. Excellent customer service and great folks to deal with! I love their 1" polyester webbing!
    I bought some "camo" 1" poly straps from Strapworks a while ago on sale, and I just recently sewed the loops and put them on my hammock. When I was breaking down the other day, I noticed a strand of polyester coming out of one of the straps... it looks like a manufacturing defect (this strand must have caught on something at the factory). Luckily it's not on a weight bearing section of strap.

    Be sure to look carefully at the full length of whatever you get. It might be on sale for a reason. I would still recommend Strapworks, btw.


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    What is the best thread material to use to sew the loops on your tree huggers?

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    I use thread from Ed Speer. I bought a giant cone from him that should last me a while.

    Synthetic (continuous filament polyester core wrapped with polyester fibers), TEX 30 (light/medium weight), Metric size M100
    High strength, excellent sewability, very good chemical resistance, very good abrasion resistance, melts at 485 F


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    how can i tell the diff between poly and nylon?

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    I guess just pay close attention to the description of the item you buy. I don't think there's a good way to eyeball it. But I may be wrong.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    I guess just pay close attention to the description of the item you buy. I don't think there's a good way to eyeball it. But I may be wrong.
    Does poly melt with heat like nylon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyquest View Post
    how can i tell the diff between poly and nylon?
    A Burn test is one of the best ways, but making the 'distinctions' can be kind of tough. I REALLY like the formic acid test for nylon. It's easily definitive! However, I suppose it might be hard to get... You could squeeze the goo out of an ant's butt...
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    If you call or order online with the nice folks at Strapworks and tell them what you need
    Do you use the polyester or the seat belt material? Seems the seat belt polyester might be slick--based on the seatbelts I'm familiar with.

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    Tree Huggers

    So I read the posts on this and thought that somewhere out there are tree huggers that could be used but they are not being marketed as such. So I started looking and this is what I found. I Google'd "Light Duty Tow Straps" and got back a bunch of returns on straps that could support 20,000 lbs and wrap around a Sequoia with leftovers but found two that could be used. Remember out here on the Left Coast, we have trees that get bigger around than you Right Coasters.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FO0XSK?...0&linkCode=asn for a 10 foot X 3 inch strap or:

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=36147 for a 1 inch X 12 foot strap. Both weigh about 3 pounds each so they would not work for you backpackers but for the backyard entheusiast or kayak camper like myself, these would more than suffice. And I dare say that they would probably be the last one you would ever have to purchase. I'm leaning towards the 1 X 12's myself.
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