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20074Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock from recycled materials

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  • Elizabeth Young
    Jun 5, 2009
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      I've managed to find some poly (non nylon) tie down straps. But I only
      know that they were not nylon because the package said so.
      Don't know how to differentiate previously used straps.

      liz young

      Rick wrote:
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      > Problem with tie down straps is that they are nylon and act like rubber
      > bands. They stretch and then get shorter when the load comes off.
      > Polyester works some better because it stretches the first time and then
      > stays the same length.
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      > Given a choice, I'd use polyester over nylon.
      >
      > Rick
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      > pure mahem wrote:
      > > Try recycling an old ratchet tiedown strap justcut thehook
      > outanditsgoodto go andstrong too.
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      > > From: eglonwv <eglonwv@... <mailto:eglonwv%40yahoo.com>>
      > > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Thursday, June 4, 2009 7:14:01 PM
      > > Subject: [Hammock Camping] Hammock from recycled materials
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      > > 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.
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      > > 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?
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      > > LeeG
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      > > Yahoo! Groups Links
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