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    Amsteel - Danger for it is addictive

    I stopped by our local West Marine yesterday and purchased 100' of this stuff to make a ridgeline and anything else that might come to mind.......

    WELL......

    It is now gone and I have made the following:
    New Whoopie Slings and ridgeline for my hammock - Not that I needed them (already had a set)
    Ridgeline for my tarp.... Eye on one side and whoopie style adjust on the other
    4 smaller whoopie type things with eyes and adjustment for the tie downs on my tarp

    And I just ordered 100' more.

    This stuff if great! I am having a blast making these things with it. Does HF have a support group for Amsteel addicts? I think I need one. Think I am going to go through DT's until my order comes in....... Huge fun!!!!

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    Amsteel - Danger for it is addictive

    I've seen it elsewhere on this site: it's not an addiction unless you're trying to quit.

    I get Amsteel by the spool. I figure I'll use it sooner or later.

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    100 feet doesn't go far seems like it just vanishes. Better buy much more before it runs out you don't want to have withdraw pains.

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    Question: what size did you buy? My local store stocks two sizes.

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    My order from Redden just arrived. I've been a busy little bee replacing the suspension on my Nano 7 just in time for a few nights of backpacking. Now I have an ASR and two UCR's plus some abbreviated 1" web straps with 2.5mm Amsteel strap extenders. I didn't save a lot in weight (about 40g) but it will do until my 2mm Dynaglide arrives. Come on Lawson! What's the holdup?...(foot tapping madly....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by michigandave View Post
    Question: what size did you buy? My local store stocks two sizes.
    I bought the 7/64 size in black. Interestingly enough their black is actually more charcoal, although I am far from being a badge wearing Fashion Police member.

    I wasn't so sure that I would use a whole spool, so I started buying a few lengths at a time.... What a moron. Will probably buy a whole spool in the next pay day or two.

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    Amsteel - Danger for it is addictive

    Half the fun of Amsteel is recycling used pieces down. That whoopie is is looking a little stretched where the bury exits, so lets take it apart and make a couple dog bones. My old dog bones are worn, so I'll cut them down and make a couple soft shackles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo3b View Post
    I've seen it elsewhere on this site: it's not an addiction unless you're trying to quit.

    I get Amsteel by the spool. I figure I'll use it sooner or later.

    can you get it by the spool from West marine? How much comes on a spool and how much $?

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    Amsteel - Danger for it is addictive

    It's about $120 for 600 feet of 7/64 at Redden Marine online, maybe less if you Google for Redden discount code. Search their site for Amsteel and they offer both by the foot or by the spool.

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    I agree amsteel is some of my favorite stuff! Ive always found how hard it gets under tension amazing. guess its got steel in it for a reason?
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