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    As far as making the tree huggers. I took 30' of webbing and made 2 7.5' straps and 1 15' strap. Cut to length, burn the ends and tie a loop in one end and your done. No sewing needed. It holds me @ 245lbs. And yes there are videos on making whoopie slings on you tube. Use the force Evoex. Google, youtube and shut are your friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bondo View Post
    As far as making the tree huggers. I took 30' of webbing and made 2 7.5' straps and 1 15' strap. Cut to length, burn the ends and tie a loop in one end and your done. No sewing needed. It holds me @ 245lbs. And yes there are videos on making whoopie slings on you tube. Use the force Evoex. Google, youtube and shut are your friends.
    i can dig that, what size carabiners would i be looking at if i went that way to connect?

    are there any chain stores (home depot, lowes etc) that sell amsteel blue?
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    I don't use a biner. I just run the tag end of the strap thru the loop. It works fine for me. I didn't see the need to add the extra weight.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtREv...ThuLMGk61csXhp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bondo View Post
    I don't use a biner. I just run the tag end of the strap thru the loop. It works fine for me. I didn't see the need to add the extra weight.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtREv...ThuLMGk61csXhp
    A lot of people, including myself, do it that way.

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    +1 to this method. I used dutch clips for a bit and then decided they were unnecessary also.
    Ground=Cold+Hard+Wet

    Solution!!!! Sleep in a TREE

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    Welcome from the Santa Cruz Mtns! Yes, i need LOOONG tree straps for the redwoods

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    I'm heading out this weekend with my scouts. Gonna be testing some DIY gear and shooting some video. Not sure If the big hat is gonna make the trip. But I will give it some thought. I'm sure some fun head gear will show up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyTom View Post
    Welcome from the Santa Cruz Mtns! Yes, i need LOOONG tree straps for the redwoods
    LOL I found that out the hard way. 6' barely cuts it. Next time I head your way I may be brining 8' straps.
    Ground=Cold+Hard+Wet

    Solution!!!! Sleep in a TREE

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    Ditto on that...need longer straps. One time my straps were too short, luckily, I had just made some extenders from amsteel....amsteel with 2 loops on the ends. It saved my butt...

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