- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ralph Oborn"
> While not an ultralighter yet, I'm not into heavy weight either.rack
> Although something to slow down my scouts wouldn't be all bad.
> Besides the stuff on their website the surplus store has a big
> of raw strapping. What I'm really after is a feel for how small ofa
> webbing size can I go for? and conversly how cheap can I get it.much
> Most of their stuff was $1.50 per lb.
> I did read in Ed's (excellent) book about the stretchyness of nylon
> but is enough to really cause problems. (Will you be a ground
> dweller in the morning?
> If I can find some specs on it how much strength is enough? How
> is overkill? Dead weight on a hammock rope is around 400 lbs. Isbackyard
> double enough?
> I was hoping to find someone with some experience.
> Barring that I'll pick up a few chunks and try em out on my
> test bed.Most people do fine with the 1" poly webbing that you can get from
> My purpose is to help a dozen scouts build their own hammocks so
> cost is probably more important than grams right now.
questoutfitters.com or owfinc.com. The med. weight webbing from the
former is 45¢ per yard, which works out to about $1.50 for a 10 foot
length. (You'll want to buy a bunch at once to save on shipping
Also see Ed Speer's message above on this topic.