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    Strap help

    Hey guys I am a slight newbie to the wonderful world of hammocking. I saw one of my friends with a hammock and fell In love. I bought an ENO double nest and ENO slap straps... The slap straps let me down (literally) on more than one occasion so I decided to build some on line at cargoequipmentcorp.com these are the specifications of what I built:


    Strap Type: Complete Strap
    Width: 1"
    Webbing Strength: 2,500 lb Polyester
    Strap Color: BLACK
    Strap Length Adjustable End: 22 feet 6 Inch ($ 4.73)
    Strap Length Fixed End: 1 foot ($ 0.21)
    Tensioning Device: 1" Cam Buckle - 600 lbs. - Part# 607 - ($ 0.84)
    End Fitting Fixed End: 1" D-Ring - 5,000 lbs. - Part# 1703 - ($ 0.80)
    End Fitting Adjustable End: 1" D-Ring - 5,000 lbs. - Part# 1703 - ($ 0.80)

    Total: $7.38


    Would love some feedback positive or negative and any suggestions.

    Thanx a million

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    From your description, it sounds like what I use.
    I have the "Dock.Straps" made by Rodsaver. A 2 pack runs @ 6 bucks. Right now Academy has them for.$4.88 a pair. Wether you make them or buy them. I like the ease and.fast set up on the hammocks and tarps.
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    Here is how I make straps.
    Super simple and inexpensive.
    http://gear-report.com/how-to-make-d...e-straps-myog/
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    Just for reference this is the same post as this one http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=28924

    Even though the first was put in the wrong place, double threads might confuse some! Just a FYI, not tryin to bust your chops!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Bear View Post

    Even though the first was put in the wrong place, double threads might confuse some! Just a FYI, not tryin to bust your chops!
    I completely understand! It was my first two post and wasn't sure how quickly I would get responses and I thought I may get more if I posted two but y'all work super fast and are very helpful! Won't happen again haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quitman1519 View Post
    I completely understand! It was my first two post and wasn't sure how quickly I would get responses and I thought I may get more if I posted two but y'all work super fast and are very helpful! Won't happen again haha
    It's all good! I just wanted to let people know so they wouldn't double post!
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    upgrade the tensioning device, rated at 600. it's by far the weakest link in your system...
    alternatively, downgrade the rest to come down to the 600 mark, you will save weight in your setup

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    If your heart is really set on cam buckles

    I can heartily recommend the ones from Northwest River Supplies (NRS). They are rated at 2000# tensile strength.

    http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp?pfid=1451

    Please be advised that toothed buckles will wear the straps, making them fuzzy and reducing the strap strength. For this reason I would not use cam buckles on light polyester web such as that sold by Arrowhead Equipment (AHE). Thicker, beefier cargo strapping should be OK though.

    Jim

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