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    Where to buy webbing (in Canada)

    So last season I bought some whoopie slings while on sale at Arrow Head Equipment for a conversion of my Hennesy Hammock (which is my spare).

    However I didn't buy any webbing and now it will cost me $12 to ship $7 of webbing up here.

    Is there a better source?

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    Just cannibalize some ratchet straps.
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    Is there anything I should look out for in terms of stretching etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasuko View Post
    Is there anything I should look out for in terms of stretching etc?
    You want as close to zero stretch as possible. Most cargo strapping will meet that standard. I don't know what Canadian law has to say about labeling content, but look for polyester or, second choice, polypropylene. Avoid nylon.
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    Hey Kasuko,

    I completely understand how difficult it is to find and ship gear to Canada. Ratchet straps can work. Cheap choice from places like Princess Auto etc. You can also contact the cottage industries and ask about the shipping to be paid on exact amount. Some are good about this - Scott at backwoodsdaydreamer would be a good one to try. Finally, put word out that you're willing to purchase the webbing from anyone who has bought a Warbonnet Blackbird / Traveller etc. and switched it out to whoopies. Have seen a few people get lucky this way. Hope some of this helps.
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    Just about any hardware store and Canadian Tire have ratchet straps,,also Valhalla pure has webbing and MEC as well.
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    i'm also looking for webbing in Canada.

    i've checked the ratchet straps at canadain tire but they do not list what they are made of. they give the max load weight and break strength.

    what load weight or break strength would be safe to use?

    as far as MEC, i think everything they have is listed as nylon and since it is used for climbing, wouldn't it be designed to stretch in the event of a fall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    Hey Kasuko,

    I completely understand how difficult it is to find and ship gear to Canada. Ratchet straps can work. Cheap choice from places like Princess Auto etc. You can also contact the cottage industries and ask about the shipping to be paid on exact amount. Some are good about this - Scott at backwoodsdaydreamer would be a good one to try. Finally, put word out that you're willing to purchase the webbing from anyone who has bought a Warbonnet Blackbird / Traveller etc. and switched it out to whoopies. Have seen a few people get lucky this way. Hope some of this helps.
    Yup, I'd second looking at the suppliers here that support the site, seems as though shipping from the US to Canada is next to nil right now if you go USPS...I think you'd be suprised as to how reasonable the cost is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by storm1 View Post
    i'm also looking for webbing in Canada.

    i've checked the ratchet straps at canadain tire but they do not list what they are made of. they give the max load weight and break strength.

    what load weight or break strength would be safe to use?

    as far as MEC, i think everything they have is listed as nylon and since it is used for climbing, wouldn't it be designed to stretch in the event of a fall?
    I have found the same thing about the labelling on ratchet straps. Whenever I look at them in Canadian Tire or elsewhere, they don't say what they are made of.

    MEC has polypropylene straps for securing a canoe to roof racks. They come in different length. You could always cut the buckles off and sew some loops.
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    I have used ratchet straps for many years, and have never encountered significant stretch. When they first came on the market, many were prone to chafing failure, leading me to believe they were polypropylene. I've not encountered that lately...I believe most are polyester. Straps with a WLL (Working Load Limit) of 700-1000# will be plenty strong for hanging.
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