Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 12 of 12
  1. #11
    Senior Member SteveJJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Minneapolis, MN
    DangerBird 72
    Kelty 12' for now
    UGQ Zeppelin 20
    Whoopie Sling, DIY
    I just got whoopies for my UL. I'll send you my hooks if you pay the postage. PM me if interested.

    I just found a cache of stamps. I'll pay postage with them. Just say where.
    Last edited by SteveJJ; 01-11-2012 at 19:21.

  2. #12
    Senior Member jbrianb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Covington, TN
    BIAS Hiker Lite Teal/Black
    GG Emergency Shltr
    Leighlo UQ
    BIAS standard kit
    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    You need 60cm / 2ft of 7/64" Amsteel Blue to make a nacrabiner / soft shackle. That's about $.50 and a breaking strength of 700kg / 1500lb. Not to mention impressing those who see and use for the first time.

    Allen Edwards latest variation, a blend of the Kohloff and Coligo Marine style is easier to operate. But, it is the hand-fabrication that is satisfying. Note: This variation is a little hard to find at Edwards web page.

    Spend more (and need a little greater length too) for larger line, right up to 1/4" / 6mm and you'll wind up with shackles that feel wonderful in the hand, and still cost <$2 each in materials. Climbing carabiner lovers can still claim strength superiority, as the 1/4" Amsteel Blue softie will might break with a load of 2300kg /5000lb.
    Why reinvent the wheel when you've got wheels? This is exactly right.
    Now carrying the Mini Tattoo Stove!
    Light weight. Low prices. Great gear.

Similar Threads

  1. Speed Hooks vs Whoopie Hooks
    By SirMarkos in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 12-17-2014, 08:14
  2. Replies: 29
    Last Post: 01-23-2012, 16:56
  3. SOLD: Bulk purchase of "mitten hooks" aka glove hooks
    By Rain Man in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02-03-2011, 09:55

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts