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    Gumbo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    On another note, I just opened a shipment of paracord in multiple colors for the paracord bracelet workshop for the kiddies. BTW, there's no age limit for the kiddies
    I'm planning on teaching a cobra stitch for the survival bracelets. If someone else knows a different stitch, I welcome the chance to learn something new!

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    Senior Member Floridahanger's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floridahanger View Post
    You are OK. It's always worth it to add your experiences for our warnings. I do check my gear for wear to ensure it is up to par. The good thing about the straps besides the low price is breaking strength is rated at about 1200lbs or so even with load limit about 280lbs, but buyer beware. Like Ronald Reagan said, "trust, but verify".

    Sew proper stitches and should be no problem for a few hangs or spare straps on the cheap.
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    Yikes, sorry for the bad info. I checked the straps I originally purchased and found they are 500lbs breaking strength and 167lbs load limit. I was at 205-210 lbs when started using and at last use I was at 195lbs.
    There are still no signs of impending doom. Still remember to hang only as high as willing to fall
    Enjoy and have fun with your family, before they have fun without you

    My fantastic Photographer wife: http://www.capturedhearts-photography.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floridahanger View Post
    *EDIT*

    Yikes, sorry for the bad info. I checked the straps I originally purchased and found they are 500lbs breaking strength and 167lbs load limit. I was at 205-210 lbs when started using and at last use I was at 195lbs.
    There are still no signs of impending doom. Still remember to hang only as high as willing to fall
    I knew I read something on the package I didn't like.
    RON

    A tree's a tree. How many more do you need to look at? ~ Ronald Reagan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floridahanger View Post
    *EDIT*

    Yikes, sorry for the bad info. I checked the straps I originally purchased and found they are 500lbs breaking strength and 167lbs load limit. I was at 205-210 lbs when started using and at last use I was at 195lbs.
    There are still no signs of impending doom. Still remember to hang only as high as willing to fall
    You may not see any signs of wear until one night they will just burst!

    I got mine at Arrowhead Equipment for $7.00 ready to go.
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    Senior Member Floridahanger's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by hangNyak View Post
    I knew I read something on the package I didn't like.
    Yes, that load limit scares many away, as for any product. I have found on most anything that it is a very conservative estimate. I don't jump in the hammy to give quick or fast bursts of psi to the load, only static load from my static body(hehe) so I'm good with the breaking strength at 500lbs. I'll keep going until failure
    Enjoy and have fun with your family, before they have fun without you

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    Senior Member Floridahanger's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.D. Cakes View Post
    You may not see any signs of wear until one night they will just burst!

    I got mine at Arrowhead Equipment for $7.00 ready to go.
    I'll try to fall quietly at the hang or maybe set up a videocam just in case. Always fun around the campfire.
    Enjoy and have fun with your family, before they have fun without you

    My fantastic Photographer wife: http://www.capturedhearts-photography.com

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    And then jump up like Pee Wee Herman and say "I meant to do that".
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.D. Cakes View Post
    And then jump up like Pee Wee Herman and say "I meant to do that".
    I'll practice the voice to get just the right tone for you
    Enjoy and have fun with your family, before they have fun without you

    My fantastic Photographer wife: http://www.capturedhearts-photography.com

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    Do we have a triangle this year? If not I can bring the cow bell again.
    JaxHiker aka Kudzu - WFA
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    Trail Issues? Please let me know.
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    Good question! That triangle was handy!
    We may need both this year to relay the signal all around the lake with so many hangers!
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