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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strapped-4-Cache View Post
    OG: Where did you find 1.25" ratchet straps? I spent some time looking for them but was unable to find anything but 1" and 2" straps.
    At a farm and ranch store called Atwoods...I can help you with this, if you can't find them where you live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    You can get those buckles from Paul at Arrowhead Equipment too ... I've got a couple sets ... the really do lock down well. Weigh nearly nothing! Paul sells them as plates only or with the sling.
    I can vouch for the Arrowhead buckle sets. They're awesome, weigh nothing, and - even better - don't require a half-hitch on the back end. I bought mine with the amsteel sling and I'm loving it.

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    Turns out I got it the way it was supposed to be according to Brandon, not sure why he ditched the tri buckles in place for regular tri rings you have to tie the amsteel off too, which kinda sucks because once you get a knot tight enough for the amsteel to hold it it's so freaking hard to get out.....running webbing through a buckle system is soooooo much easier.

    I know what I did....they changed their suspension options from last time I checked them (close to a year, year and a half ago) and I saw tree straps and automatically thought thats what I needed without looking at the other option. I hear everyone is raving about those whoopie slings though, perhaps I'll have to check them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    At a farm and ranch store called Atwoods...I can help you with this, if you can't find them where you live.
    I may follow up with you to get some. I browsed their on-line sale pages and saw 27' x 2" straps for $10, but not anything in 1.25". I also noticed that they have all straw hats 20% off. Might be time to pick up another Stetson...

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    Senior Member Rushthezeppelin's Avatar
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    Well after doing my first hang I might just stick with the rope and strap suspension. A slipped buntline really isn't a hard knot to do at all, I was expecting something like the complicated HH knot. And heck I save a couple of ounces too by grabbing that suspension.

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