Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18
  1. #11
    Senior Member Mouseskowitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Chicago land
    Hammock
    DIY 1.5 DBL
    Tarp
    DIY cat cut hex
    Insulation
    PLTQ & DIY 20 UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie slings
    Posts
    775
    +1 on strapworks.com. You can get pretty much anything you could want and some patterns that you would have never thought of. If you want to pay more they will sow the loops on the ends for you. If you go on retailmenot.com you should be abel to find a 5% off code.

  2. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Downingtown, PA
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End
    Tarp
    Big Daddy Tarp
    Insulation
    CCF/
    Suspension
    Whoopee Sling
    Posts
    114
    I MAY be wrong but I believe working load and breaking strength are two different things. Try reading the fine print on the ratchet straps and find a different number I haven't seen a ratchet strap with 1 inch webbing that isn't strong enough to support a hammock. Maybe one of the more experienced hangers will chime in on this.
    Look to this day: For it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existence. The bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendour of achievement are but experiences of time.

    For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision; And today well-lived, makes yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day; Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!
    -Kalidasa

  3. #13
    Senior Member Mouseskowitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Chicago land
    Hammock
    DIY 1.5 DBL
    Tarp
    DIY cat cut hex
    Insulation
    PLTQ & DIY 20 UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie slings
    Posts
    775
    Quote Originally Posted by Pj1008 View Post
    I MAY be wrong but I believe working load and breaking strength are two different things. Try reading the fine print on the ratchet straps and find a different number I haven't seen a ratchet strap with 1 inch webbing that isn't strong enough to support a hammock. Maybe one of the more experienced hangers will chime in on this.
    I memory serves, the working load is usually 10% of the breaking strength thus giving a 10x safety factor.

  4. #14
    Hooch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Goldsboro, NC
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7 DL
    Tarp
    Speer Winter Tarp
    Insulation
    Burrow & Crowsnest
    Suspension
    WhoopieSling/Strap
    Posts
    4,380
    Images
    46
    Quote Originally Posted by carsona246 View Post
    Ok, so I'm having trouble figuring out how to do this with the proper equipment, so I think I actually might just order a suspension kit
    http://stores.tttrailgear.com/-strse...ing/Detail.bok
    How does this sound? it costs more than my actual hammock, but I guess that's what I get for not thinking the suspension through


    That's exactly what you need. Ring buckles and straps. The guys at Tree to Tree will hook you up. If you order today, you can probably have it in time for your trip, but call just to make sure.
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

  5. #15
    New Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Conway, AR
    Posts
    30
    ok, so i ended up getting some ratchet straps with a working load of 433 lbs, and a breaking load of 1300 pounds with hooks on the end. I may just end up ordering from tree to tree for my next hang. I just wanted to make sure I could go this weekend, I wont' be able to get another free weekend for a while.
    One last question, so these ratchet straps have hooks on the end, should I take a hack saw to the hooks and replace them with carabiners, or should I be ok with hooks?
    Thanks for the suggestions PJ, and Mouses, that's why I originally thought there were no rachet straps at home depot that would work
    Last edited by carsona246; 05-14-2012 at 17:46.

  6. #16
    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    onrope buckle
    Posts
    5,982
    Use the hooks. When you get a proper suspension setup, you'll still have a serviceable set of ratchet straps.
    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
    John Steinbeck

  7. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Downingtown, PA
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End
    Tarp
    Big Daddy Tarp
    Insulation
    CCF/
    Suspension
    Whoopee Sling
    Posts
    114
    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Use the hooks. When you get a proper suspension setup, you'll still have a serviceable set of ratchet straps.
    This is exactly what I did before I bought a set of whoopie slings
    Look to this day: For it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existence. The bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendour of achievement are but experiences of time.

    For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision; And today well-lived, makes yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day; Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!
    -Kalidasa

  8. #18
    harrellt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Arkadelphia, AR
    Hammock
    Den Mother DIY
    Tarp
    Superfly/Noah's 12
    Insulation
    leighlo UQ-DIY TQ
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    376
    Images
    13
    +1 on the ratchet straps. just use them as is and once you find the suspension that works for you, keep them to use as, you know, ratchet straps.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •