1249Re: Hammock Camping Re: tree-saver webbing straps......
- May 1 12:37 PMtrue. there is stretch involved in the nylon webbing. I wouldnt worry too much about it. Also, there are "spectra" slings which work extremely well. I just happened to be cleaning my gear closet right before I read this and saw my collection of slings. Brain fart about not differentiating amongst them.Just an idea if you cant find poly...----- Original tueMessage -----From: RickSent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 10:54Subject: Hammock Camping Re: tree-saver webbing straps......Matt,
Only problem there, if I remember this stuff from my climbing days,
is that the climbing webb gear stuff is almost always nylon, not
poly. Unfortunately, the nylon stretches too much for hammocks.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Matthew Pulsts"
> You might also try locating you local outfitter that deals in
> They will sell webbing of all sorts. The nice thing about the
> shop's webbing is that it HAS to have been tested and weight
> HAVE to be available.
> Just a thought.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick [mailto:geoflyfisher@y...]
> Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 8:56 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Hammock Camping Re: tree-saver webbing straps......
> I really appreciate it when someone calls me an enthusiastic
> youngster. You made my day!!!
> It would be wonderful to have specs on the webbing. Unfortunately,
> it is almost never available. Ed and I have had this conversation
> and it usually comes back to the fact that the manufacturer does
> want to be responsible for guarantees of breaking strength. They
> certainly do NOT want anyone putting their body weight on that
> strap. So getting a clear answer seems impossible.
> I agree with your assessment, yet have gone through a life of WAY
> overengineering things just because I did not know strength... and
> gradual backing down on the material until a breakage did occur.
> Maybe we should find an easy way to test straps?? Say you want to
> say the strap is safe for 600 pound pull. So you test it to 900 or
> 1200 pounds 5-10 times to see it that destroys it??? Let me see,
> what around here weighs that much????? Half my car??? Maybe a big
> fish?? You have any ideas?
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dave Womble"
> > --- In email@example.com, "Rick" <geoflyfisher@y...>
> > wrote:
> > > Christina,
> > >
> > > I bought some 1 inch poly webbing at the local Dayton WalMart
> > > yesterday. Look in the fabric department near the ribbons and
> > > stuff. It seems to have been strong enough for hammock straps,
> > which
> > > would make it ok for tree huggers too. Cost is $.79 per yard.
> > >
> > > Rick
> > >
> > Rick,
> > Be careful how you determine if the webbing is strong enough. If
> > use it once and it didn't break, that doesn't necessarily imply
> > it is strong enough to use 100 times, all that means is it didn't
> > break the last time you used it. I think the best way is to pay
> > attention to manufacturer's specifications, or barring that, go
> > something that is obviously an over-kill for the application or
> > stress it once by several orders of magnitude greater than your
> > application in a way that a failure will not result in an injury
> > then, maybe not use that particular piece of material again).
> > I know that Ed Speer has had both good and bad experience with
> > different webbing and has recommendations in his book about what
> > tensile strengths he recommends. As a hammock user I would
> > little caution in recommending weight bearing material for use in
> > hammock.
> > Sorry to act like a wet blanket, I really appreciate your
> > and willingness to share your ideas, but being an older guy with
> > analytical background, I felt like I needed to put that out there.
> > Youngblood
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