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Ratchet strap rap

wood golf cartI've had a few of those small ratchet straps for a couple of years now and they really come in handy...but they also have a problem getting hung up and stuck in some pretty nasty tangles if the load shifts.

We got a set of the medium sized ones a few weeks ago and I'm still kicking myself for wasting so much time on the small version. No more pinched fingers and frayed straps with the bigger more substantial mechanism.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I get my ratchet straps from Harbor Freight. I bought the heavy duty ones at Wal Mart for 2-3 times the price and they promptly fell apart on the first use. The ones from Harbor Freight have never let me down... and at a reasonable price.
Comment by Shannon Sun Sep 6 11:30:55 2009
I have to admit, we got ours at Wal-Mart. Mark's still glowing over them, but if they fall apart, we may have to follow your advice!
Comment by anna Mon Sep 7 21:01:40 2009

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