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    Anyone ever use these?

    These are some polyester tiedowns I picked up from Lowes.

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_221791-37340...0051&langId=-1

    I grabbed these because they are cheap and because there are four of them and both my son and I needed a set. They have a rated capacity of 1300 lbs and a working load capacity of 433 lbs.

    I am 5'4 260lbs with a skeeter beeter pro and my son is 5' 128lbs with a skeeter beeter ultralight.

    What do you think? Will these work? If not, could someone suggest a specific lowes or harbor freight part number?

    Thanks!

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    They'll work as is, if you're not concerned with weight(such as for car camping). I used similar webbing for my tree huggers, but I ditched all the metal hardware and sewed loops in the ends.


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    See this thread here and find post #58 http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...p?t=604&page=6 this might help???
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    Depots orange tie downs are lighter and were my first suspension. Worked fine. If a ratchet strap will hold a piece of plywood to a trailer at 80 mph. Im sure it will keep you off the ground, least that was my thinking a few years ago.

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    Thanks for the help and info everyone! Jerry, you said:

    Quote Originally Posted by JerryW View Post
    I used similar webbing for my tree huggers, but I ditched all the metal hardware and sewed loops in the ends.
    What kind of thread did you use, stitching pattern, etc?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewithe View Post
    Thanks for the help and info everyone! Jerry, you said:

    What kind of thread did you use, stitching pattern, etc?

    Thanks!
    Here is one of CreativeKayt's video on how to make one....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Here is one of CreativeKayt's video on how to make one....
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ght=tree+strap

    Thanks for the reply, Shug. Also, just wanted to let you know that my family and I are getting a real kick out of watching your videos.

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    I used to use some that were similar from harbor freight. I cut the strap about 8 inches below the buckle then sewed that short piece back to itself to form a loop that I then used a larks head to attach that end to the hammock. I then took the long piece of strap that I had left and sewed a loop in one end of it. You wrap that end around the tree then pull the loose end through that loop and then down and through the buckle! Easy, adjustable and cheap suspension! The ones from Harbor Freight are relatively light, I think my whole hammock and suspension weighed 19 oz this way. It really worked pretty good!! I used to pull mine pretty tight when setting up which decreased the hang angle and added alot of extra pressure which made the rough grasping part of the buckle cause alot of wear on the straps! now i have changed to whoopies and used the same straps (just the strap material) for my tree huggers!

    This is probably way more information than you wanted....but here it is anyway!

    http://www.harborfreight.com/set-of-...aps-67386.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrell79cj5 View Post
    now i have changed to whoopies and used the same straps (just the strap material) for my tree huggers!
    Thanks for the info. I have made two sets of whoopies, several nacrobiners, and am planning to sew loops into the webbing to use them for huggers. My goal is to avoid the use of metal anywhere in the suspension.

    My next task is to make two adjustable ridgelines one each for a SBP and SB Ultralight. I'm still trying to figure out the min/max length on those.

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