If you have ever tied quarters of meat on a pack-frame, you know that it can be a real chore, especially in cold or dark conditions. Your lines get wound around and you are constantly threading things through and around your pack to secure the load. A quick, secure and strong alternative is using 1" nylon web straps with quick couplers having built in quick adjust features. Cut the strapping in 5' lengths, add the quick connectors, and use a flame to seal the cut nylon ends so they don't unravel and you have a quick, easily applied way of securing anything you wish to your pack-frame, saddle, or packsaddle. They are ultra light and can be clipped together with the quick couplers if a longer strap is needed. Wind them up, rubber-band them and stow them away in your pack.
They are inexpensive, the strapping being under twenty cents per foot, and the quick couplers under seventy-five cents each. For a buck and a half you can have first rate straps for securing your load, and versatility galore. Use them in your tree-stand to hold things in place; they double as a belt, a quick improvised rifle sling, a deer drag... you get the picture. Give them a try!
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