Originally Posted by Frawg
I may try some bamboo next time I get back home; got some growing in the back yard.
Didn't you (or someone) mention using stainless steel tubing for the marlinspike hitches? [...]
But mostly, I just went with what was easiest to work with of what I had on hand. I'm not really a proponent of anything in particular. Good enough is good enough. The rub lies in one's definition of 'enough'
I think you'd be better off with bamboo that's been dead and dried for at least a few years.
I didn't mention stainless steel (too heavy for me), and I don't use the marlinspike hitch on my hammock line (too hard on the rope).
I continue to be surprised to see what is available in the "waste" stream; certainly lots of useful materials. Old TV antennas are a good source of various diameters of aluminum tubing. Enough? ...the polishing is never done...