Originally Posted by Hiknhanger
I am coming to the party late, but I had a thought. I didn't read every entry, so this might have been kicked around already.
What if on the tail piece where you are making the prusik, you instead make a small loop, (short bury with a couple of locking stitches maybe) then attach something like a loop of zing-it to that to make the prusik? As I recall, in a perfect world the diameter of the prusik knot line should be smaller than the line it is attached to. Would that make it less likely to release by accident? Just an untested idea.
There isn't enough tension on the prusik to warrant the need for it. It's really only a safety precaution which is demonstrated by Grizz here...