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Plastic Hardware Materials For Backpacking

There are many different plastics that are used in plastic hardware for backpacking gear.  We will take a look at the two materials that are used in over 90 percent of the hardware produced and what properties each have along with how the environment affects these materials. For backpacking hardware, plastics have made hardware more…

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The 4 Main Types of Webbing

There are many different materials, types and widths of webbing used in the Outdoor industries. Webbing is a strong fabric woven as a flat strip or tube of varying widths and fibers often used in place of rope. The 4 Main Types of Webbing Modern webbing is often made from exceptionally high-strength material, such as…

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