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    Electric Tree Straps?

    So I hiked out to one of my favorite camping spots along the river yesterday.
    Wasn't going to stay the night but figured I'd have a lunch and hang in the hammock for awhile.
    So I got a little fire going and was looking at one of my tree straps. When I walked around the tree, a freaking spider about the size of a VW went running around the tree and down my tree strap. It got to the biner at the loop and stopped. So I bent down to look for a branch or something to whack it with and when I looked back up. it was gone.
    Needless to say I couldn't get into the hammock after that.
    But I did come up with a great idea.
    Electric tree straps. or, "ZAP STRAPS!" All you need is to run an extension cord over to your car battery and ZAP! the critters away.

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    That would get interesting while you try to sleep, bbbuuuuuzzz zzzaaaappp.

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    Wouldn't one of those devices that you plug into the
    wall to deter rodents and insects work just the same?

    I'm talking about the subsonic speaker one
    Last edited by Trambo.aka.sail1987; 07-22-2013 at 12:49. Reason: clarification

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    We have these spiders here that I heard called water spiders. They hang around on the shores of the rivers and streams and at mariners on the lake.
    I saw one once sitting on a light bulb and it took up the whole top of the bulb.
    Never been bit by one but I heard they do bite and will put a welt on you the size of an egg.
    Thinking now that I'm going to soak my tree straps in some sort of insecticide.

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    yep, at one time I counted 8 spiders on just one of my tree straps, now the whole rig to include suspension gets treated with permethrin.
    -Jon-
    Beware of the man who owns one gun, he probably shoots it well.

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    Zapstraps! I'll buy one but it has to be solar powered and weight less than 1 oz.

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    You have inspired me to soak my entire suspension in Permethrin.


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