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    Anyone use a dog leash? I am sure they wont give you a weight rating, but I am just wondering if the material is the same? I guess abother question would be what DIY tree straps could we use? The we would be a big guy. Of course with a marlinspke hitch and lets just say whoopies.

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    Ya I'm 270 and the amsteel doesn't leave me on the floor. Of you got that crappy Walmart hammock then that's prolly what's stretching the most. Get yourself a grand trunk. I recently bought a black taffeta tablecloth off of amazon and whipped it. It's 90 by 156 and only 20 bucks. It's awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miyanc View Post
    Anyone use a dog leash? I am sure they wont give you a weight rating, but I am just wondering if the material is the same? I guess abother question would be what DIY tree straps could we use? The we would be a big guy. Of course with a marlinspke hitch and lets just say whoopies.
    I make my own DIY Tree Straps - see post #10.

    Its way easy, requires no sewing, and you can get the strapping materials at any climbing shop or REI as mentioned. It's about 36-cents per foot if i remember correctly. If you have more patience than me there are some great HF vendors offering strap materials by the foot too.

    PS: Use a marlin-spike hitch (dead simple to learn) on the strap as close to the tree as you can. Also rather than a toggle you can use a carabiner (climbing rated) and that way you just clp your whoopie slings onto the biner - no need to worry about the whoopie slipping off the Knot (not the toggle
    Last edited by Loki; 09-05-2012 at 21:01.
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