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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff-oh View Post
    Using 7/64" the min certified breakage strength from the manufacturer (assuming Sampson Rope) is 1400 lbs. Doubling the line provides a 2800lbs capacity.
    Around the knot the rope isn't doubled, so at that point it is 1400 lbs.
    Breakage strenght of a line has to be considered like being the one of its weakest point.

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    Thanks!! Nice video

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    I've been doing this for years, though, I use Figure-8 knots
    I used to use it for my hammock suspension before I switched to straps.
    Now i only use it on my tarp

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...t?usp=drivesdk

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    There's no need for that way, IMHO. For load-bearing situations, use the Improved Soft Shackle (I use w/o the little cinch loop at the end) as demonstrated by TacBlades. It is much stronger than shackles using button knots and can never invert. Even better, it is a cinch to tie. I have made many, and I would never attempt the same thing with button knots. Not without going off the anti-psychotic meds, anyway.

    For non-load bearing situations, I use some version of paracord - 275 or 100 - and tie diamond knots, which are not hard to tie. Or I use some other cord, like cheap reflective nylon. I like these, because, unlike Dyneema ropes, you can melt the ends. I use these mostly for quick-release tarp guylines, as instructed by Jeff Myers. Or quick-release Prusik knots on my tarp one-piece ridgeline.

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    Button knots that are tied correctly — cinched down tight with the tails and standing ends pulled with some pliers with tails properly buried in the loop — are not going to invert.

    Some people are using this as hammock CL, and while the diamond knot would also suffice for the job, paracord would not.
    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

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