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    Info on Muletape

    Hi All. Posted this on WB as well but here goes:

    Have any of you hangers used Muletape to make a homemade hammock to or replace the rope/straps of a commercial hammock?

    I've known about Muletape for quite some time(occupational hazard) and have used it to hang my son's heavy bag. It seems to have nearly zero stretch.

    A search turned up a reference by Spock for using it to hang food bags but it seems like it'd be worth looking into for hammock use. It's reasonably easy for me to get because of my work.....

    Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidsteer View Post
    Hi All. Posted this on WB as well but here goes:

    Have any of you hangers used Muletape to make a homemade hammock to or replace the rope/straps of a commercial hammock?

    I've known about Muletape for quite some time(occupational hazard) and have used it to hang my son's heavy bag. It seems to have nearly zero stretch.

    A search turned up a reference by Spock for using it to hang food bags but it seems like it'd be worth looking into for hammock use. It's reasonably easy for me to get because of my work.....

    Any thoughts?
    i`m not familar w/ it, but i`d be interrested in hearing more about it. ...tim
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    That looks interesting. I like the Flatline type. I don't see anything on how much it weighs.

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    Let us know how it works out!
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    Mule tape is some strong stuff. Electrical Contractors use it to pull wire in conduit. There is a small diameter mule and a large. I think the small one I have at home is supposed to be rated at like 1400lbs. I could be wrong. I will measure my piece and figure its weight tonight.

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    I read on WB that Mule Tape is prone to absorbing water, thus increasing the weight. Perhaps you could do a couple of water tests to verify this.

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    Try kevlar tubular webbing in the 3/8 inch size.......

    http://www.allhandsfire.com/page/AHF...erit/RIT-PSL-W

    I have 200 feet of the stuff...(Holdover from RIT Rappel training in the Army....)

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    From website:
    RIT RESCUE & ESCAPE SYSTEMS - 3/8" TUBLUAR KEVLAR WEBBING:
    RIT's 3/8" tubular kevlar webbing is used in both our search and egress systems. This tubular Kevlar is not only light weight but easily compactable which makes it ideal for either application.
    - 5,500 pound tensile strength
    - 862 degree temperature rating
    - When used for egress, tubular webbing must be accompanied by the RIT Descender
    - Rope made from Kevlar is pound for pound five times as strong as steel and obviously much lighter in weight
    - Rope made of Kevlar is stronger, at the same weight, than nylon or polyester rope
    - Rope made of Kevlar does not suffer shrinkage like most other rope made from organic fibers when exposed to hot air or hot water
    - Rope made of Kevlar exibits far less creep(lengthening of a material under constant load) than nylon or polyester
    - Rope made of Kevlar is less apt to suffer stress rupture(sudden failure of a material when it is held under a load less than its tensile strength for a period of time)
    - Rope made of Kevlar has excellent chemical resistance and heat resistance
    Impressive specs. 1.60 per foot is a little expensive, but it is still a very viable option for support ropes.

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    The mule tape I have is not bad. I have about 50 ft and it weighs about 1/2 lb.

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