Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18
  1. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    West Michigan
    Hammock
    GT SBP
    Tarp
    Chinook 12x9.5'
    Insulation
    DIY UQ, cheap bag
    Suspension
    DIY Whoopie slings
    Posts
    52
    Somewhat unrelated, I have a bunch of paracord. I find the Amsteel too slippery to maintain a prusik hold when it's tied with paracord. Anyone else note this before?

  2. #12
    Senior Member Tillamook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Tillamook Oregon
    Hammock
    No seum at the time
    Tarp
    DIY silnylon soon!
    Insulation
    mummy bag
    Suspension
    whoopie sling
    Posts
    101
    Quote Originally Posted by friartuck View Post
    Somewhat unrelated, I have a bunch of paracord. I find the Amsteel too slippery to maintain a prusik hold when it's tied with paracord. Anyone else note this before?
    Just out of curiosity how many wraps are you putting in your prusik?

    Josh

  3. #13
    Roadrunnr72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Milford, Va.
    Hammock
    1.1 dbl ge double strech-side
    Tarp
    Tadpole/ Superfly
    Insulation
    HG- TQ,UQ- DIY PL
    Suspension
    Whoopie,D Buckle
    Posts
    2,386
    Images
    210
    You may want to try the Klemheist Knot. You use the same loop as you would a prusik. It's just tied different and holds better on the slippery stuff. I have a Zing-it ridge line with Zing-it Klemheist knots. I have not used it in the "real world", but with the tarp hanging and try to slide the Klemheist, it does hold better.
    I'm a member of PETA!!!!

    People
    Eating
    Tasty
    Animals


  4. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    West Michigan
    Hammock
    GT SBP
    Tarp
    Chinook 12x9.5'
    Insulation
    DIY UQ, cheap bag
    Suspension
    DIY Whoopie slings
    Posts
    52
    Quote Originally Posted by Tillamook View Post
    Just out of curiosity how many wraps are you putting in your prusik?

    Josh

    with the loop that I had I only had cord enough for three wraps and that was just a quickie set up and break down, a trial run kind of thing. Would an extra wrap help it hold? I find that more than four it becomes too cumbersome to manage and dress properly. I'll have to experiment some more I guess. I'll get a chance to set everything up this weekend I bet.

    Interesting read on Roadrunnr's link; "These knots must be made using a rope smaller than the load bearing rope, e.g., 5 or 6 mm cord around the climbing rope. The effectiveness of these knots diminishes as the sizes of the two ropes approach each other." A 1/8" or 7/64" Amsteel is pretty close to the same diameter as the Paracord prusik loop. I have some Mason's twine, I'll try some of that.

  5. #15
    Senior Member Tillamook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Tillamook Oregon
    Hammock
    No seum at the time
    Tarp
    DIY silnylon soon!
    Insulation
    mummy bag
    Suspension
    whoopie sling
    Posts
    101
    The reason I asked was because I was doing some reading on another thread and I read that allot of guys when they use zing it or other slippery chordage have to use like 5 wraps to get a good hold on the prusik when dealing with slippery chordage. I am very new but this is just what I read on another thread. I would try 4 wraps then 5 and see if it holds ok. Let us know how it goes as I am interested to hear. Thanks

    Josh

  6. #16
    Senior Member JBizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Kansas City, MO
    Hammock
    JBizzle Bird
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    HG TQ/UQ's
    Suspension
    Straps
    Posts
    119
    Quote Originally Posted by Tillamook View Post
    Thanks for the reply grizz I wasnt sure it would be strong enough but good to know!, Im not sure I have seen the braided but ill have to try the local Ace hardware.

    Josh
    It really depends on what you're using it for. If you're making a prusik for your pillow on your hammock ridgeline, it's barely holding any weight and almost anything will do. If you're using prusiks for your tarp ridgeline you might want to go with something with a little more strength.

    Speer no tangle line is awesome for prusiks and won't tangle into a knot instantly like the ACE kite line.
    JBizzle
    http://baxpax.org

    Missouri Backpacking and Hiking

  7. #17
    Senior Member RedBeardHanger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Rockville, MD
    Hammock
    eno DN(Daily)/Pro(BU,Gear), Snipe
    Tarp
    Cuben DIYw/beak
    Insulation
    15*Bag/20*Pheonix
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    517
    REI has 4 Niteeyes figure 9's +6' string each for $11...
    Always have a Plan B C D and E! - Arson

    I 100% believe “Normal is Boring!"

    Does Shug ever put out a bad video?

    "Man up and get back up to the top of the food chain Mr. Omnivore. That McDonalds didn't grow out of a Avacodo bush.” - MrClean417

    "The trick to living and learning is actually living." - Cannibal

    "He who would travel happily must travel light."
    - Antonine Marie Roger de Saint-Exupery

    "Backpacking is the art of knowing what not to take."
    - Sheridan Anderson

  8. #18
    Senior Member Tillamook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Tillamook Oregon
    Hammock
    No seum at the time
    Tarp
    DIY silnylon soon!
    Insulation
    mummy bag
    Suspension
    whoopie sling
    Posts
    101
    Thanks for replys I will check that out redbeard

    Josh

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •