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    Tree Straps

    On all the threads that I have read, you are using tree straps, GOOD. Now, where are you getting your straps from? Anyone making them, if so what material are you using. I went to a few stores and the only thing I can find doesn't look strong enough, or the breaking strength just isn't high enough for me to feel safe.

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    AHE is one source to get them at:

    http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/a...ts/show/945324

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    +1 on the AHE tree straps only I have the camo and not the black. They are great straps of any length you want and shipped quickly.
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    You could get ratchet straps at your local hardware store. Cut off the heavy hooks and ratchets and you have serviceable webbing. Go for polyester or polypropelene. Avoid nylon if possible as it stretches. If you know anyone that intstalls fiber optic cable you can score some mule tape. Its polyester and bound for the garbage anyways.

    I've bought mine from AHE and from Whoopieslings.com.
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    I bought mine from Whoopieslings.com and have been very satisfied... I use a Marlin Spike and Whoopie Slings...

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    You can take a look here. I used them a while back and they are great people and they have a lot to choose from. If you don't like what you see or just have something else in mind like I did, they will make most anything you can come up with for a very reasonable price. Dale

    http://www.strapworks.com/


    P.S. Don't use nylon because it stretches and it sucks to wake up in the middle of the night to rehang your hammock higher. It will then regain original shape just to let you do it again the next night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odds View Post
    You could get ratchet straps at your local hardware store. Cut off the heavy hooks and ratchets and you have serviceable webbing. Go for polyester or polypropelene. Avoid nylon if possible as it stretches. If you know anyone that intstalls fiber optic cable you can score some mule tape. Its polyester and bound for the garbage anyways.

    I've bought mine from AHE and from Whoopieslings.com.
    I had some mule tape years ago, don't know what happened to it . I think that the mule tape is a little to narrow for tree straps

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    Thanks for the ideas, will get some ratchet straps and cut the hooks, simple and cheap.

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    If you have a Harbor Freight in your area check them out. The yellow ones for $3.99 will yield 2 12' straps (shorter if you sew loops into the ends like I did).

    There are several threads on this. Here is a recent one.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=22586
    The last post has some pictures.
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    Jacks R better started selling suspensions including straps and whoopie slings.
    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/TreeSaverStraps.htm

    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/HammockSuspensionSystem.htm
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