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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    Bootleg or anyone: Do you have an on-line source for 1/2 inch mule tape? Thanks!
    300' on eBay is the smallest quantity I've been able to find. I've got some more coming in next week and will have some extra to share. It's the 1250# 1/2 inch polyester version. I have plans for a fair amount of the footage, so this isn't like a group buy situation, but I could probably help a few people out. A group buy would take 3000' and probably save a few cents per foot.

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    When my HH treehuggers were too short, I went to the junkyard and bought two
    lengths of 6-8' seatbelts. Each length came with a loop at one end and the other end can be used as is with a marlinspike, or just go ahead and sew a loop in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootleg View Post
    My lightest acceptable option so far is 1/2" muletape, with 6' weighing in around 0.8 oz.
    I finally got a gram scale today and found out I was wrong about the weight. 6' weighs in at 17.1 grams (0.6 oz)

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    1/2" mule tape seems a bit narrow to provide much protection to the tree.
    I think 1" is near minimum in most cases, and wider is better for thin barked trees.

    I'm no scientist though, and haven't done any studies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunnr72 View Post
    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.
    I make my own using Mil-Spec 1" climbing strap- poly.
    http://www.rei.com/product/783605/1-...ing?ref=472006
    Less than 12g per foot
    Strength 17.8 kilonewtons (climbing rated)

    • In stock at most Rei and only $0.36 per foot - and No waiting for delivery.
    • REIs usually -usually have more quantity and colors in the back- don't let the small amounts on the retail floor fool ya.
    • They will cut it to your desired length and heat seal both ends.

    tie a waterknot in one or both ends to make a loop about 4-6" long.
    Done.
    (thanks Dash!)
    Last edited by Loki; 08-02-2012 at 20:26.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba 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.
    +1 on the ratchet straps. That is what I use.
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    This place keeps costing me more and more dinero. Just headed over to strapworks and ordered a couple more sets of polypropylene straps. I usually just order a 24' strap with 2" loops sewn on each end and have them cut it in half and singe the ends. They are excellent quality and strong as hell. Not as cheap as the Harbor Freight straps, but $15 for a set with the loops already sewn in and shipped isn't too bad.

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    I use 6 foot straps made from military grade 1" webbing from REI. Tied a water knot on one end with a 4" loop, MSH on the other end.

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    Stupid question... I got the all in one system with the 6' sling and 8' hugger. If I have a tree that is only a few feet round, what is the best way to hook it up to prevent sliding? I have been just wrapping it multiple times around the tree... Just wondering if anyone has any clever tricks that I don't know about
    Last edited by golfpro1286; 08-17-2012 at 16:25.
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    I use polly tiedowns. I think the working load is like 300lbs but im not sure
    It's not the fall im scared of, it's the sudden stop at the end!!!

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