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    Webbing or Rope protectors?

    Anyone using rope protectors with their rope/cord based suspension systems?

    http://www.rei.com/product/719270/sp...rope-protector

    I use old bicycle tubes cut to length when protecting loads from web straps.

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    The reason I ask is I like the elegance of a single line suspension system but don't want to damage trees with amsteel or the like.

    And, when using straps around pine trees, I'm getting a fair amount of sap in the straps which is just kind of annoying when packing up, or later when unpacking to use the straps.

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    Strap with short section of bicycle tube.

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    Spiroll rope protector




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    I use one inch tree straps and whoopie slings, you dont need the inner tube on a strap larger than 1" Thin line/rope can damage a tree. If you want to use rope I know some people use climbing rope and works well

    Jeremy

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    Protecting from sap??

    I was just wondering this as well.

    I am just waiting for my WBBB to be delivered and am concerned about tree sap.

    I have the webbing suspension and am curious what others have done (or would suggest) to protect from sap.

    Was thinking about making up some fabric sleeves, maybe cotton, maybe PU'd ripstop from FabricLand, would entertain other options as well, but was thinking something disposable by fire and environmentally friendly ALSO inexpensive.

    I thought that this way I could carry multiple on me and dispose of/replace as they got gummed up.

    Any thoughts??

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    Let 'em get sap on them. Just wrap the straps around your stuff sack rather than inside with your hammock.

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    The "rope protector" won't distribute the load from the rope nearly as much as a 1" strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismay View Post
    I was just wondering this as well.

    I am just waiting for my WBBB to be delivered and am concerned about tree sap.

    I have the webbing suspension and am curious what others have done (or would suggest) to protect from sap.

    Was thinking about making up some fabric sleeves, maybe cotton, maybe PU'd ripstop from FabricLand, would entertain other options as well, but was thinking something disposable by fire and environmentally friendly ALSO inexpensive.

    I thought that this way I could carry multiple on me and dispose of/replace as they got gummed up.

    Any thoughts??

    Straps get stuffed in a plastic bag... the whole mess in the stuff sack... Sap on straps is ok... sap on nice hammock? yuck!
    "Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda


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    We use tubular webbing to protect our anchor ropes on group rock climbing trips. Take that for what you will

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