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    PROTECT THE TREES!!! (tongue in cheek)

    I've seen threads talking a lot about which width of tree straps are best for protecting trees. I think I have found what I want to use!

    http://www.uscargocontrol.com/Webbin...Webbing-Yellow

    I'm pretty sure that wouldn't leave a mark on even the softest bark! You all can use your 1" or 2" straps but I'm gonna be safe and use 12"!!!

    Lol just playing around but thought it was kind of cool.

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    Too bad it's nylon, way too much stretch

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    I know right! I guess you could just use it only around the tree and then suspend the rest of your suspension off of that. Course the 12" probably lends its self to extra stretchage.

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    Plus I'm afraid that with a breaking strength of only 117,600 it probably wouldn't hold me.

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    Now Dutch needs to re-tool his Dutch clips for this new paradigm. 'Course at $14+ dollars per yard the market might be somewhat limited.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    nice, heck at 12", you can make a tree swing anywhere you go, just tie a big U to a branch and sit in. My tree 'straps' are only 7/64" , works fine for me.

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    Hmm... maybe you could just use the webbing AS the hammock.

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    You would have to use a piece of firewood for the toggle on a marlinspike hitch.
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    So many trees, so little time...

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    At 150ft each side, how high up the tree would it need to be placed?
    Maybe the extra weight could be offset by a Cuben Fiber ladder,,,???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    Now Dutch needs to re-tool his Dutch clips for this new paradigm. 'Course at $14+ dollars per yard the market might be somewhat limited.
    Ha! He's already researched the "Mega Dutch Clip" ... that's Dutch ... always on the forefront of technology!

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