Originally Posted by Rgray107918
What great info! I think I need to work the "newness" out of my tech line, or work on my prusik technique more.
I wonder if it would be better to try a prusik loop made out of just a single inside strand of 550 cord on the tech line, rather than my three strand braids?
Anyone know if a single strand of 550 would be strong enough to hold the tension of a tarp ridgeline? By strong enough I mean both breaking strength and prusik friction strength.
I tried that before, a single inner strand from paracord for the prusik, and some solid 3/16" generic cord. The prusik cord was way too small, and wouldn't loosen up after loaded. Had to cut them off.
The real way to use a prusik, is with a smaller diameter cord, that;s hollow and soft, to really grab. Although, it's also because people climb with it. To hold up up your tarp, you can use whatever you have.
Below are pictures of a prusik I use on my molly mac gear box, that supports the weight of all my gear. It's with that 1.9mm tech line from diy gearsupply. Works great.