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Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock straps stretchhhhh problem on Pea Pod

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  • ray diaz
    You re welcome Tim. Their service is great too. Shipping was super fast and theywere very helpful at answering my questions. ... [Non-text portions of this
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      You're welcome Tim.

      Their service is great too. Shipping was super fast and theywere very
      helpful at answering my questions.


      On 3/31/06, tim garner <slowhike@...> wrote:
      >
      > thanks for the web site ray. looks like good prices on the webbing.
      > lots of interresting hardwear.
      >
      > Ray <raydiaz8@...> wrote: I just bought some Polypropylene webbing
      > and sewed my own tree-huggers
      > and had that same question.
      >
      > I found this info from Strapworks.com
      >
      > Looks like Polypropylene stretches the least, Polyester is in between
      > and Nylon webbing stretches the most.
      >
      >
      > http://www.strapworks.com/Flat_Nylon_Webbing_p/fnw1.htm
      >
      > Nylon webbing is not particularly good in applications around water.
      > Nylon stretches when it gets wet, so a nylon strap will not stay tight
      > in the rain or on a river trip.
      >
      >
      > http://www.strapworks.com/Polyester_Webbing_p/pew1.htm
      >
      > Polyester combines many of the benefits of both polypro and nylon
      > without some of the negatives. It has a 3500lb breaking strength, low
      > water absorption, rot and mildew resistance, and has 5 times the
      > abrasion resistance of polypro with a softer feel. (not as soft as
      > nylon).
      >
      >
      > http://www.strapworks.com/Heavyweight_Polypropylene_p/hwp1.htm
      >
      >
      > Heavyweight polypro webbing is our most popular webbing, by far. It
      > has low stretch, especially when wet, good strength ratio (900 lb.
      > test), and is available in lots of great colors.
      >
      > Hope this helps.
      >
      > Ray
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, Rick <ra1@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > I find that it is not so much the stretch of the straps as the stretch
      > > of the hammock that can lead to problems like this. The solution is to
      > > have some extra stretch space under you when you go to bed...
      > >
      > > Rick
      > >
      > > ghman777 wrote:
      > > > Got my Pea Pod fastened to my hammock hanging straps. I get my Pod
      > > > snugged just right under me by sliding the Pea Pod end strings up my
      > > > hammock support straps with a special knot that stays tight after
      > > > sliding it. But during the night my hammock hanging straps keep
      > > > stretching under my weight which compresses the bottom insulation of
      > > > the Pea Pod making my bottom end cold. Get out- readjust the Pod, hop
      > > > in... 2 hrs later.. get out.. readjust.. argggg. Surprisingly, the
      > Pod
      > > > strings dont move equally with the stretch of the hammock straps. Is
      > > > there a 'no stretch' strap or rope out there anywhere?
      > > >
      > >
      >
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