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20077Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock from recycled materials

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  • Tom Frazier
    Jun 5, 2009
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      Just buy and "recycle" the polypro strapseven then. ;o) You could also buy a 30' ft. roll of polypropylene webbing from Ed Speer's site (http://www.speerhammocks.com/Products/Supplies.htm) for $6.00. Pretty cheap! Then, just "recycle it" into strapping for the hammocks. They're safer since the breaking strength is rated at 700 pounds and they're really cheap, especially if you put in an order for a few of them to save on shipping costs.


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      From: pure mahem
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, June 05, 2009 8:31 PM
      Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock from recycled materials





      To tell the truth I like Polypro Strapseven better However I believe we were looking at only usaing recycled materials for the straps in this particular project.

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      From: Rick <ra1@...>
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, June 5, 2009 7:59:57 AM
      Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock from recycled materials

      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.

      Given a choice, I'd use polyester over nylon.

      Rick

      pure mahem wrote:
      > Try recycling an old ratchet tiedown strap justcut thehook outanditsgoodto go andstrong too.
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      > To: hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. 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
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      > Any other ideas or sources are available for making a hammock of recycled material?
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