... Oh, I forgot to add that nylon tends to burn with a blue flame with a yellow tip and polypropylene tends to burn with a yellow-orange flame. Matthew TakedaMessage 1 of 48 , May 8, 2010View Source
>At 01:23 AM 08-05-10, Ralph Oborn wrote:Oh, I forgot to add that nylon tends to burn with a blue flame with a
>>How do you tell the difference between poly and nylon strapping?
>Ralph, I think I posted some fiber identification burn tests in one
>of the forums that we're both on a couple of years ago, but polypro
>wasn't on the list. Nylon burns with a blue flame. Its aroma has
>been described as burning "vegetation, celery or hair" (for me, it
>smells like celery). If touched with a metal point, it can be drawn
>out into threads. Polythene & Polypropylene both burn with a smell
>of paraffin (wax candle), but polypropylene smells a little more
>like hot diesel oil.
yellow tip and polypropylene tends to burn with a yellow-orange flame.
... Correct can t hang a hammock with a bungie cord. Rogene Trip Report!!! My scouts went camping last night. 6 scouts, 5 dads, 3 leaders, 12 hammocks 1 tent IMessage 48 of 48 , May 22, 2010View Source
> If a rope stretches and stays stretched, I think its usefullness forCorrect can't hang a hammock with a bungie cord.
> hammocking is different from if that rope stretches, goes back, and
> stretchs again under weight.
My scouts went camping last night.
6 scouts, 5 dads, 3 leaders, 12 hammocks 1 tent
I was in my HH the rest of the hammocks were risk test hammocks with sheet
bend and diagonal blue tarps.
It rained most of the night!!
Everybody slept warm and dry!!
Most of the hammocks were made with poly strapping (one with mule tape) All
4 hammocks were made with nylon strapping, the two kids that slept in them
the two dads that tried to sleep in them had to retie in the middle of the
night because they (slowly ) hit the ground.
As the group here predicted I had invented bungee hammocking.
One inch nylon has to much stretch to be used for an adult hammock.
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