Join Date: Mar 2013
Insulation: Down sleeping bag
Suspension: adjustable webbing
Anyone use mule tape in place of webbing around trees or for sewn in tie outs on tarps and such? What I have is 1600 lb test. 1/2 " wide. Seems like a light weight option.
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: SW Idaho
Hammock: Black Bird 1.1 Dbl
Tarp: AHE Shangi La
Insulation: KAQ Prototype
Suspension: AHE Whoopie Slings
Generally 1" wide is considered the minimum and standard to protect trees, just FYI.
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Hammock: WBBB 1.7DL
Insulation: HG Incubator
Suspension: webbing and buckle
While lightweight, I would agree its probably not the best option, not much area.
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I also use the 1/2" 1600 lb test mule tape. I'm not sure what happened beneath the surface, but last trip out I saw less visible damage to the exterior of the tree by using multiple wraps with my mule tape than my buddy who used a single wrap of 1" wide polyester straps.
I only weigh ~160 lbs, but I like the mule tape. I don't recommend it for everyone, but HYOH.
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