Re: mason's line prusik
I think the issue with the utility cord really presents itself when it gets wet, which, presumably, is precisely when you DON'T want it to. I'd say more testing is in order before you trust it in the wild. Pitch it and spray everything down with a hose and see how it fares.
And I tried using masons line for prussics on my guys before getting Zing-It and because it's nylon or polyester or whatever it is, I can't remember which, it friction welded under tension and became impossible to undo without destroying it. But the stuff does make good prussics for things like hanging stuff from your hammock's ridgeline.
Last edited by Kyle; 03-06-2013 at 10:51..
Reason: friction*, not fiction. D'oh.