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    cheap shock cord source

    Running this as a memory jog. Found myself needing some shock cord today and found the local army/navy closed. Remembered a long ago post about cargo nets from Harbor Freight. Picked up a $5.00 net and after about an hour of untying ended up with almost 100' of approximatly 1/8" cord.
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    Awesome! I needed another excuse to go to HF! With that 20% off coupon, it'd be $4!
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    And if you don't feel like untying all that, Supply Captain has some pretty good deals on shock cord, among other things.

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    bump. which cargo net? cheapest net I see is 8 bucks online? looking for 100' of shock cord for uq

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    went with 96x72 cargo net for 12 bucks on amaz0n. looks 5mm and black so hoping its the good stuff

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    i want 100' ft because well i dunno why. i just seem to never have enough supplies for when my DIY bug hits me.

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    tie down 1" poly webbing looking for 300' from cheapest source.
    http://www.shipperssupplies.com/1Web...Webbing3000BS/
    anyone bought from. think somewhere is cheaper?

    and b/c i wasted your time how bout a cool DIY idea
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Make...le-McGyver-St/

    thanks everyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruinfan View Post
    bump. which cargo net? cheapest net I see is 8 bucks online? looking for 100' of shock cord for uq

    edit
    went with 96x72 cargo net for 12 bucks on amazon. looks 5mm and black so hoping its the good stuff
    1 UQ needs 100' of shock cord? That must be one heck of an underquilt!
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    sidebar.
    tie down 1" poly webbing looking for 300' from cheapest source.
    http://www.shipperssupplies.com/1Web...Webbing3000BS/
    anyone bought from. think somewhere is cheaper?

    I have ordered from shipperssupplies.com a couple times and it is pretty good stuff. I like the feel of it too.

    I have bought bunjee from supplycaptain too. good stuff.
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    great great info. thanks
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    Bulk w/o the work

    I always find myself needing small sections of shock cord, so I bit the bullet and bought a bulk roll of it off Amazon.

    1/8" x 500 ft = $40 shipped

    So, my total was .08 a foot

    I like that it is on a roll, cheap, and I don't have to do any extra work except measure and cut.

    And I have enough to last a few years.

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    Shippersupplies.com - Hit or Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by halfastronomical View Post
    sidebar.
    tie down 1" poly webbing looking for 300' from cheapest source.
    http://www.shipperssupplies.com/1Web...Webbing3000BS/
    anyone bought from. think somewhere is cheaper?

    I have ordered from shipperssupplies.com a couple times and it is pretty good stuff. I like the feel of it too.

    I have bought bunjee from supplycaptain too. good stuff.
    I've bought webbing a few times from Shipper Supplies. When you get a good roll, it is great. However, a couple of times, I've gotten rolls that have had bad areas. Either material along the edges was snagged or there were runs in the threads. Once, on a 300' ft roll, I had to toss 50' of it in the trash.

    When I contacted them, they didn't do anything to fix the problem, just said it wasn't "normal".

    So, while the price is great, factor in subpar service and possible bad batches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simply_light View Post
    I've bought webbing a few times from Shipper Supplies. When you get a good roll, it is great. However, a couple of times, I've gotten rolls that have had bad areas. Either material along the edges was snagged or there were runs in the threads. Once, on a 300' ft roll, I had to toss 50' of it in the trash.

    When I contacted them, they didn't do anything to fix the problem, just said it wasn't "normal".

    So, while the price is great, factor in subpar service and possible bad batches.

    thank you. I don't know know where to pick up webbing? looking cheapest b/c I'm making some for family and using cinch buckles. so need couple hundred feet and strong stuff. not polypropylene. where's cheapest webbing. search is my friend but everyone been uber nice so thought I would ask one more question
    cheapest 1" heavy duty webbing?
    thanks boot. 1500lb does not give and thick enough?
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