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20072Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock from recycled materials

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  • Troy Eckhardt
    Jun 5, 2009
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      Hi LeeG, I'm an Eagle Scout and scoutmaster. Ask a friendly BellSouth or
      AT&T man for used MuleTape (5/8" strapping.) That's what I'm using. They
      use it to pull cable, and it is listed as 1800 lb capacity.


      On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 7:14 PM, eglonwv <eglonwv@...> wrote:

      > I use a HH for my bicycle camping trips. I am looking for ideas for making
      > a similar hammock from recycled materials for use by my two grandsons who
      > are Cub Scout age.
      > Users � 5 feet or less, less than 100 lbs, age 6-11 (basically Cub Scout
      > age and size)
      > Materials �recycled material, readily available at low or no cost from
      > thrift shops, hotels, etc
      > Use bed sheets, blankets, curtains, canvas, clothing
      > Use sheer curtains for netting.
      > Cordage - - plastic pallet strapping (braid in roping), electrical wire,
      > other
      > Rain Fly � trash bags, paint drop cloths,
      > Tools � scissors, needle, NO SEWING MACHINE, tape.
      > Keep cost of purchased items under $10.
      > Keep design easily done by a scout with some guidance by an adult
      > Any other ideas or sources are available for making a hammock of recycled
      > material?
      > LeeG

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