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    What about running something like Amsteel inside the outer sheath of paracord? The abrasion resistance of the mantle with the strength and lack of stretch of the Amsteel? And run that through a few feet of tubular webbing as a tree protector?

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    Re: Using cord to hang hammock

    Quote Originally Posted by Capt. Redbush View Post
    What about running something like Amsteel inside the outer sheath of paracord? The abrasion resistance of the mantle with the strength and lack of stretch of the Amsteel? And run that through a few feet of tubular webbing as a tree protector?
    Amsteel is probably as resistant to abrasion as paracord.
    Plus, with the standard marlin spike hitch setup there isnt really any concern about abrasion... the extra material to cover the amsteel, as well as the extra amsteel running in the tubular webbing add weight with out really providing extra benefit.

    I'm sure it would work, but it sounds like it would be more work to put together and more weight to carry simply to try and gain abrasion resistant on a cord that is not only fairly tough to begin with, but doesn't really rub on anything...

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