Since I got my order of 1/8" Amsteel, I have been very busy making nacra-biners, whoopie-slings, UCR-Ridgelines, and every other project that has been on the back burner since last summer.
One of these projects was to test how well Amsteel would hold a 'Canadian Jam Knot' (given Amsteels' slippery nature, I figure the friction hold of the CJK would fail.)
The results are in: It works perfectly.
For those who don't know the history of the CJK, it started back with the Voyageurs (early fur-traders), and was quickly adopted by the logging industry.
The main benefit of the CJK over other 'mechanical advantage' knots like the truckers hitch is the speed and ease of implementation. It excels in wet-conditions and has a built-in 'quick-release' without the need for using a slipper-half hitch. A unique property of this knot is its adaptability for securing loads. It is equally capable at locking down 'soft' loads (like a sleeping roll or load of furs), as it is at the high-demands of 'hard' loads (like log-bundles being floated down the river).
The applications for hammock-camping are varied, but the first thing that pops into my head would be an ultra-light (zing-it/lash-it/mason line) tarp tie-out & guyline. Another good use: Molly-Mack Pack securing lines.
Here are a couple of YouTube videos demonstrating the CJK:
I hope you find it usefull.
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