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    Amsteel suspension extensions?

    Hey guys,

    Maybe I'm being thick here but can someone explain how to make the second fixed loop on an extension? I had a spare piece of amsteel so figured it might be handy to have an extension piece in my pack, I made the first fixed eye with a locked brummel, but surely you can't make the second the same was as you need to pull the standing end through the cordage & surely won't fit now it has an eye on the end?

    What am I missing here?

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    Take a look at this thread. I've made a couple of extensions using this technique.

    Direct link to New England Rope web page on making a locked brummel using only one end of a rope.
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    The thread shane linked is what I do as well. Specifically I like these pics. of the McDonanld brummel.

    To be honest I find it the same as making the second brummel by pulling the standing end through the amsteel. It's a little tight but not impossible. I like using the McDonald brummel when I cannot access the other end easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highbinder View Post
    Hey guys,

    Maybe I'm being thick here but can someone explain how to make the second fixed loop on an extension? I had a spare piece of amsteel so figured it might be handy to have an extension piece in my pack, I made the first fixed eye with a locked brummel, but surely you can't make the second the same was as you need to pull the standing end through the cordage & surely won't fit now it has an eye on the end?

    What am I missing here?
    I make mine just as you described, pulling the standing end through the cordage even though it has an eye on the end. I use a mechanical pencil to push through the amsteel to make a hole large enough to pass the end through.

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    Cheers chaps. Got it sorted. Made a 5ft extender for 'just in case'.

    Ended up with a little bit of extra cord so made a continous loop lanyard for my knife Too much spare time methinks..

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    I do the same as Tendertoe. I just use my splicing tool to pull it through, works great.

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    I attach using a marlinspike hitch on the end, so the extender does not need a second fixed loop, but I have had success making brummels just pulling the entire other fixed eye through the cord. Its a little tight, but doable since you don't actually have to run it through a bury, just split the strands and pull it through.

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