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    Senior Member KMACK's Avatar
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    Ace Hardware no name nylon cord with mason line prussiks attatched. Simple easy and cheap.

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    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle the Camper View Post
    Magical stuff...wish it came in olive drab
    Picked up some of that 1.2mm for my bear bag line...when it's hung, it's so thin that I can't see it unless I'm right on top if the bag. I look for the bag, not the line (which isn't always easy; the bag's olive brown)...

    Anyway, while it might not quite match the MARPAT, it'll still be hard to see from more'n ten feet.

    Hope it helps!
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    They're here!
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    There have been, in the past, discussions on what role, if any, a ridgeline might play in protecting the hammock occupant from falling limbs. Some don't think there's any protection to be had; I do, and use Dynaglide.
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    Being a gram weenie, I like 1.2mm tech line from DIYGearSupply. However, you must hang the suspension at 30 degrees. This stuff will break if you try to stretch it out between trees that are too far apart.

    Another idea that I think is smart, is to make a dynaglide whoopie ridgeline. It is smart because it can be used as a back-up suspension for your hammock should something fail. You can hang without a ridgeline, but not without a suspension. And, it weighs only grams more than the 1.2mm tech line. So why haven't I been smart enough to adopt this? I don't know!
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    but enough about me hppyfngy's Avatar
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    I like 2.2 lash-it for all the reasons stated. Strong and tiny and not hard to splice.

    I also like to think, "What would MAD777 do?" and then I don't do that. (I am not counting grams...)
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    Olive Drab? I use paracord with a taughtline hitch to determine most appropriate slack dangle, then after best practice length found, tech line or zing-it.
    .... the Aardvark (earth pig)... a rather unremarkable creature whose sole claim to fame is that it is the first animal listed in the dictionary.
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    I use 1.75mm zing-it/lash-it. I like that it can be spliced and won't stretch. I used type III paracord and it stretched enough to diminishes the advantages of a structural ridge line.

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    I have used tech line in the past, and it worked well. I recently got some dynaglide intending to use it for something else, but it became my new ridge line. I think I am going to really be happy with it since I am a big guy. It will be more forgiving if I get my hang angle a little off.

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    I used the black 1/16" poly cord from DIY Gear Supply a couple weekends ago without trouble.
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