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Ratchet strapping straw bales

how to secure multiple bales of straw and or hay atop a small hatchback car

The downside to ratchet strapping bales of straw to a car roof is the access issue.

Securing the straps with the door frame holds both doors closed and requires climbing in and out through the window.

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Next time, turn the bales the other way and ratchet from the front bumper to the back bumper.
Comment by Shannon Mon Dec 5 23:12:43 2011
Not sure why I didn't think of doing it that way. It makes a lot of sense now that you mention it.
Comment by mark Tue Dec 6 10:15:44 2011
You might be a redneck if .....
Comment by Heath Tue Dec 6 11:37:31 2011
Sounds like entry number three for our permaculture redneck series --- entry 1 and entry 2.
Comment by anna Tue Dec 6 11:49:54 2011

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