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    Straps!!

    Which is better: polyester or nylon? Or, tubular webbing? I plan on using 4-foot straps, and then Dutch's system of amsteel and Dutch hooks, so essentially the Dutchware system.. Thanks for the comments.
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    nylon stretches. Use poly. 4 foot might be a bit short?

    If you're using Dutch's system, you should be able to get it all from his website as an all in one?

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    All in one is a good idea. Go poly (best even from onme of our reputable vendors) and you won't look back. 4' may be short but not bad and you could always use some amsteel extenders with it.
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    Given the area you are in, definitly go with bigger straps. There's some seriously thick trees down there. I suggest going with at least 6 foot straps if not 8 at a minimum. Plus this will give you more flexibility in your setup for only another ounce more in weight. (My pair of 8 foot 1 inch thick polyester straps weigh 3 ounces total.)
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    Sorry....but another saying to go more than 4'

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    I'm more towards central FL and I use 6' straps due to some larger oaks. You could get by with 4' if hanging mostly from pines.
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    I have 4' ones of 3000# 1" polyester at 2.4 oz. for the pair of them. One can use light weight extenders to go around larger trunks, as mentioned above. Or a SLS can make up the difference quite easily.

    Don't know it for a fact but it seems that Amseel stretches less than polyester.

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    Expect different trees

    There was no pair of trees with less than a 3ft / 1m diameter when I stealth camped at a rest-stop last week on an interstate in Iowa. No smaller trees two nights later in Nebraska. Today I'm looking at 5' diameter conifer in a back yard. Yikes

    Long way of saying that the scrub pines of the Barrens of NJ suited 5' and shorter straps for a year of hmmking. But, they're 3000 miles away, and it is time for all my straps to get hitched or stitched into longer ones.

    Polyester, of course.

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