Originally Posted by aerorider65
Look at my gallery. There is a pic of the two clips that I used. I just cut the line near the foot end and then tied the two clip in with bowline knots. I could have used 1 clip and a biner, a biner and a loop of the string or a variety of other options. I happened to have theclips already.
Thanks for this idea!!!
I have been going back and forth over what to use for my newly cut (read: snapped) ridgeline. I didn't care for the local outfitters options, as I thought the 'biners were just too big (and pricey).
I headed down to the hardware store last night and picked up two items. The first is a 3/8" Spring Snap
rated for a 160 lb load limit, the other is a 3/16" Quick Link
rated for 660" lbs. Total cost? $5.00. I don't know the exact weight, but it's no heavier than a couple of $9 biners from EMS.
I'll give it a whirl once it stops raining up here- I have no problem backpacking in the rain, but when I'm testing at home, I have the luxury of waiting for some sunshine!