Originally Posted by Shug
.... I thought you may be tickled to know that I just finished going back to cord, Marlinhitch which is .... to use an over-used word ... awesome and I made a short piece of light weight alum from an old tent pole (ha-ha) to attach and make the post. Ain't got no Bloodwood. Well a boomerang but it shall remain unscathed.
huzzah! That Marlinspike hitch, she's a beaut. Ol TeeDee dropped its use on a tree hugger out of the sky on us one day, and being one who has learned it is worthwhile to comb through his tomes carefully, I did, saw that and said "Huh? What's this? Tried it, adapted it to make an adjustable length suspension, and have been trying to spread the gospel ever since.
Going to get some amsteel blue or that Vertrex (or whatever it is).
Brilliant vid and thanks for the nudge.
After a trip I always feel that deep need to tweak!
Shug of the Slippery Hitch
I love that tweaking myself. Last night I was putting together my gear for next's week's ramble and working on going black
with the tarp and all the rigging, 'cause I'll be needing to skulk around in a stealthy sort of way. So off goes the ridgeline with reflective tracing, goodbye to the bright ORANGE no tangle guylines from Br'r Ed
...a bit o tweaking on ridgeline-to-tree connects, a bit o tweaking on holding the tarp to the ridgeline, a lot of measuring and cutting and sewing to cook up a black
beak for my black
MacCat Deluxe. And some more tweaking tonight to get that beak fitted just the way I want it.
On the truly slippery stuff...Vectran, a.k.a. Vectrus ...here's where I picked some up
Glad you liked the vid!