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    Re: Webbing....

    I realize it has a lower breaking strength of 900lbs, but that should be plenty strong for suspensions. It is considerably less expensive than poly webbing. The description clearly indicates that it is popular for outdoor camping use.

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    working vs breaking strength

    Quote Originally Posted by Junebugdawn View Post
    I realize it has a lower breaking strength of 900lbs, but that should be plenty strong for suspensions. It is considerably less expensive than poly webbing. The description clearly indicates that it is popular for outdoor camping use.
    Not quite sure that is correct. You should figure "working" strength to be about one fifth, or if you want to stretch it a bit, one fourth of the "breaking" strength. While 900 lbs is fine if you're still and not moving around, when you bounce up and down, or turn over a bit faster than usual, I think you could easily exceed the 900 lb breaking strength. Plus, as the straps get used, a lot of nicks and cuts will show up, which weakens the strap a bit. Plus, if you have any sort of knot in the lines, that will weaken the line about 50%. I think the minimum working load for hammock suspension lines should be around 600 - 750 lbs. That means a breaking load minimum of about 2,400 to 3,750 lbs.

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    Webbing....

    I went with the 3k strength roll from. Shipperssupplies.com/TieDownWebbing/ I like the safety factor--I'm heavy, Nice stuff to work with. I was worried to would be hard to sew, but it was no problem.

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    I second the shippers supply.

    Here's a link:

    http://www.shipperssupplies.com/TieDownWebbing/

    A huge roll that you can use for many tree straps or your suspension.

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    Awesome info. I don't even own a hammock yet and you guys got me upgrading my gear already.

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    Maybe some folks cant afford the price tag of others, Its what is cheap right now that counts. In the future everyone will come around! For the time being this is part of the learning curve, and if it works, oh well!!!!
    Luck is the meeting of Destiny and Hard Work.......................................

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    shipper supply looks cheap. thanks everyone
    now anything cheaper? lol

    I bought from amazon before and the straps ware not strong enough for my liking.

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    How about recovered seat belt webbing from a scrapyard? I bet you could pick up a car's worth for a dollar or two.

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