6292Re: [Hammock Camping] More Cheap and Easy
- Jul 11, 2004Anything for the troop
I used it to pull a van out of a mudhole. I was just thinking of
using it to go from hammock to treehuggers. Or maybe to the multiple
wraps a la Ed Speer.
To use as a tow rope OI had to use a Fishermans Jam knot.
Isn't it nice that our wives help us to be more frugal.
Where you at? Where do you do tour camping, which age group.
Ralph (I used to be an Antelope)
> Ralph-camper, I tend to only campout with my Troop). I keep it there for
> I have 100' of muletape in my backpack (I am not an ultralight
emergencies (like pulling a truck out of a mudhole). It is truly
amazing stuff. Mine is rated to 1800 lbs.
>underground. They use a blower or a vacuum to send the muletape
> It is used by people who run cable through conduit, mostly
through the conduit, tie the cable on and use a winch or truck
bumper to pull the cable through the conduit. It is extremely
lightweight. If you can hook up with a cabling company, you can
probably get several hundred feet for free (once it is used a time
or two, they are okay with discarding it). That's how I got mine.
>because it is so narrow it would tend to damage a tree the same way
> I don't think it would be good for attaching a hammock to a tree
that a rope would (I use 1" poly webbing to avoid that). It also
does not maintain its flat shape well like webbing does, so even a
water knot is quite difficult to untie once a load has been put on
>think it would get messy after a few uses on a tree.
> Finally, it snags very easily, unlike the poly webbing I use. I
>my wife controlling what I spend than anything else <grin>.
> Just my 2 cents. I have enjoyed reading of your ventures through
> hammocking on the cheap! I am also a cheap-o, but is more due to
>70 ft. of poly pull cable in my Dad's garage. It is called muletape
> On Sun, 11 Jul 2004 04:06:40 -0000 "Ralph Oborn" <polecatpop@y...>
> writes: In the continuing quest to go real cheap an easy. I found
is about 3/4 inch and it says 2500 lbs on it. I used it to pull
somebodys truck out of a mud hole so I think it is pretty tough.
> > Any way when I looked it up on the web it is only 8 cents afoot. And they advertise it as extremely low stretch). The catch is
that price is for 3,000 ft ($276). (enough for 100 hammocks)
> > I'll check with a friend at church tomorrow to see if you canget smaller lots (electrical supply house).
> > Ralph, (Cheap an Easy)
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