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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    Is that a climbing-rated cord? Low-stretch? Accessory cord? Just wondering...
    I know its tensile strength is 300 lbs, and I found it in the climbing section. There doesn't seem to be to much creep in the cord. I don't know if it's considered climbing grade or not, but I do know that to find it online at REI's site, it is listed under ***. cord. Although it seems to work so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost93 View Post
    I know its tensile strength is 300 lbs, and I found it in the climbing section. There doesn't seem to be to much creep in the cord. I don't know if it's considered climbing grade or not, but I do know that to find it online at REI's site, it is listed under ***. cord. Although it seems to work so far.
    Cool...what was the price on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace View Post
    1. Does anyone have a suggestion/supplier/ part number for lightweight cord to use for the ridge line that will provide adequate friction for the prussick to be effective?
    The general rule I was taught was that the Prussik cord should not exceed 1/2 the diameter of the main rope. Being that stringent is probably not needed for the tarp ridge line and Prussik though. I use the 2.8 mm Spyderline for the tarp ridge line and either the BPL dyneema guy line cord or the Dacron guy line cord from Mountain Laurel Designs. The MLD cord is a lot cheaper. Either work real well for the Prussiks on the Spyder line. The Spyder line is way over kill for the ridge line from a strength standpoint, but it is so light that it can also serve as emergency cord. I now obtain my Spyder Line from
    West Marine. Best price either by the foot or spool. They sell 75 foot spools here.
    There's a store local to me and so I can save a lot on shipping also.

    Quote Originally Posted by wallace View Post
    2. Is there a better way of hanging the stock HH tarp and still be able to fine tune the horizontal positioning?
    For my use, the best way I have found for hanging any tarp is essentially what you are doing. Use a ridge line cord from tree to tree and Prussiks to position and tension.

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    The BlueWater 3mm utility cord is $6.95 for 50 ft. here's the link.http://www.rei.com/product/729594?vcat
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    I used the BPL Air Core 2 for my ridgelines for a while...it held fine, but it's so thin that it abraded the hammock supports (BPL Air Core Plus at the time). I was worried that if I kept using it, it would cut through the hammock support, so I stopped using it and just switched to some Air Core Plus I had that was about the right length.

    I'd skip the Air Core 1 or 2 for something a little easier on the supports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost93 View Post
    The BlueWater 3mm utility cord is $6.95 for 50 ft. here's the link.http://www.rei.com/product/729594?vcat
    bought some of this today
    there are specs on the package
    400 lbs tensile strength
    7g per meter
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    Okay, 400 lbs test. its been a while and the website doesn't specifiy the tensile. Thanks for clarifing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    I used the BPL Air Core 2 for my ridgelines for a while...it held fine, but it's so thin that it abraded the hammock supports (BPL Air Core Plus at the time). I was worried that if I kept using it, it would cut through the hammock support, so I stopped using it and just switched to some Air Core Plus I had that was about the right length.

    I'd skip the Air Core 1 or 2 for something a little easier on the supports.
    I just ordered 3.8 mm Spyderline from APS. Can I use that for both a ridgeline and connecting the ring buckles to the hammock without any problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qpens View Post
    I just ordered 3.8 mm Spyderline from APS. Can I use that for both a ridgeline and connecting the ring buckles to the hammock without any problems?
    I use 2.8 mm Spyderline for the suspension. Haven't had any problems with it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    I use 2.8 mm Spyderline for the suspension. Haven't had any problems with it yet.
    Biggest problem I've had with 2.8mm is that the knots get so tight I almost have to cut them off.

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