If your going to make your own I would suggest that you purchase wider
webbing. this is better for the tree even if you double it. I'm
thinking at least 1" tubular webbing for this type of set up.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ralph Oborn <polecatpop@...>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 14:39:17 -0000
Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] points of chafe on hammocks
Thanks, what got my attention is:
1) you would have different wear points every time you hang.
2) the strength 5000 lb
3) by doubling and seperating you distribute the bark compression
4) cost is pretty low
5) I could make my own with a permanent water knot
--- In email@example.com, Rick <ra1@i...> wrote:
> Adrnlnjnky wrote:
> >Absolutely. Those are climbing slings designed to absorb the
> >of a lead fall. They are plenty strong and I imagine would work
> >fine. I still think I prefer to wrap the tree but I'm going to
> >to play around with the sling ploy. It's just a matter of having
> >long enough sling. I'm thinking this would be more of a problem
> >larger trees. Thin trees would accommodate the sling very nicely.
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: Ralph Oborn <polecatpop@y...>
> >Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 02:38:37 -0000
> >Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] points of chafe on hammocks
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Would slings from REI etc work as tree huggers? 5000 lb
> > Ralph
> They work, but not as well as when made out of a material which
> stretches less - they are nylon The shorter they are, and the
> they are, the less they stretch. They are also considerably over
> designed. It is like making a chair out of oak 4x4s. It works,
> not very elegantly.
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