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    be sure to test that for content if it is not labled as such- sewing webbing is usually cotton/blend for garment use- not generally intended for outdoor gear. KM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grid Runner Adventures View Post
    alot of the walmarts are getting rid of the sewing section i hear.. my local one is. i was able to buy up all of the strapping at dirt cheap prices.
    The great sewing guru RamblinRev warned me to be careful to not get Olefin straps... (Apparently his butt hit the ground...) They're not very strong...

    Heck, my local Sport Chalet has climbing webbing by the foot... for short tree huggers, they might work well...

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    yes, they do- but as suspension straps of any length- they stretch- I haven't hit the ground yet, but overnight I get much closer...KM

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    The great sewing guru RamblinRev
    Who dat?....

    warned me to be careful to not get Olefin straps... (Apparently his butt hit the ground...) They're not very strong...
    The olefin webbing actually snapped under load. I strongly advise against using the Wal Mart fabric department webbing for suspension, YMMV.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    Who dat?....
    My apologies... Should have said the "Great Gear Driven Thread Injector Operator and videographer"

    One video request: How to sew synthetic insulation, and down baffles... :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post

    One video request: How to sew synthetic insulation, and down baffles... :-)
    Second that- especially the 2nd half -ie;attaching other side to the baffles already sewn to the 1st side
    Grazie!
    KM

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    worth checking at army surplus stores as well. I got 62 yards (yes yards) for $9. Its not exactly what I was looking for (has somewhat of a cotton feel to it) but it gets the job done, and for the price I just couldn't say no.

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