Originally Posted by gargoyle
OK , I got sore fingers now, thanks. Ran a whoopie sling thru some four strand paracord, holds well. No, I wont hang from it, but I did get some good practice fighting a needle and string. Took one strand out every few inches, leaving outer sheath intact, to create a long taper. Threaded the taper end onto needle, and carefully threaded needle thru sheath, allowing about 20" of good cord. Pulled taper thru and milked the "good cord" all the way past my exit.
I'm curious how well it will undo in cold, wet conditions? Might freeze solid and leave you trying to thaw out a foot or two if icy rope. Fid length was four inches due to needle length.
Just curious, isn't paracord solid core with a non-load bearing sheath? I guess it would sort of work for light loads until the sheath gives way. I'd be interested in how it holds up.
I think it is probably a lot easier with hollow cord single braid line. No fighting the needle,
No tired fingers.