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Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock from recycled materials

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  • Ralph Oborn
    You ll need 12 to fifteen feet a each end of each hammock Ralph ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 13 , Jun 5, 2009
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      You'll need 12 to fifteen feet a each end of each hammock


      Ralph

      On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 10:55 PM, Tom Frazier <wildewudu@...> wrote:

      > 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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      > T3
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: pure mahem
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Friday, June 05, 2009 8:31 PM
      > Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock from recycled materials
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      > 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
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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
      >
      > pure mahem wrote:
      > > Try recycling an old ratchet tiedown strap justcut thehook
      > outanditsgoodto go andstrong too.
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      > > From: eglonwv <eglonwv@yahoo. com>
      > > 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
      > >
      > > Any other ideas or sources are available for making a hammock of
      > recycled material?
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      > > LeeG
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