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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

    edit.
    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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    cheap shock cord source

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    Quality from Supply Captain is very good. Price is not bad, either.

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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

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    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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    There is 25yd of polypro webbing for $8 shipped if you have Prime on Amazon.

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    Re: cheap shock cord source

    I just undid a harbor freight 97x 72 net that I got for 10 bucks after taxes. It yielded 100 feet of 5mm at 10 cents a foot.

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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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