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    AmSteel color suggestions?

    I'm going to order 100-150' of AmSteel tomorrow for 2-3 hammocks along with a small spool of Zing-It for tarp lines. Any suggestions on colors for the AmSteel? I was thinking about getting two colors (orange and red ??) so I could easily tell the difference between the head end and the foot end of my hammocks.

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    I like the old school blue; looking at a couple hundred feet of it right now.
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    Check this thread out. Some of the thread deals with the different colors. Hope it helps.

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    Heres the available colors side by side...



    They go, from bottom to top...

    Orange, black, red, green, yellow. And then grey(silver) on the left and blue on the right.
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    Thanks.

    One more question, will Zing It Prussic Knots hold on AmSteel Blue or are the both too slippery? I know I read something about it here a few weeks ago, but I'm not finding the exact post.

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    I use a UCR, instead of the whoopie, which easily permits the use of colors. The two colors make it easier to identify the running end from the constrictor end. I went with green to attach to the hammock, and grey to run to the tree. IMO, however, the color really doesn't matter in terms of assisting the stealthy-ness. Long before anyone gets close enough to see the color of the thin Amsteel, they will have already seen the hammock and tarp.
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    I really like the grey. Its subtle. On the idea of 'knowing which end is which' i use the snakeskins to ID the head from the foot.

    I assume you Yanks have heard the expression: "... head over heels ..." and the blond joke: "Why do blonds write TGIF on their shoes? So they know that Toes Go In First."

    When I wrap my hammock, I always put the head-end skin, over-top of the foot end. I usually recite the things above a few times while doing it. I find it easy to remember.
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    I like the grey and black. Blends in better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rug View Post
    "Why do blonds write TGIF on their shoes? So they know that Toes Go In First."

    When I wrap my hammock, I always put the head-end skin, over-top of the foot end. I usually recite the things above a few times while doing it. I find it easy to remember.
    If you use two different colors of Amsteel, you could say "Red's for the Head, Blue's for the Shoes"
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