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    Backup rope?

    Other than bear bag cord, pull outs, ridgeline, guy lines, and suspension; what kind of backup rope do you carry, how much, and for what reasons? I carry about 20 ft of zing it and amsteel. Not sure if it's necessary, but I do. Thanks for your input.

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    Idealy I'd carry no extra at all. But I'm too careful.

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    I do carry about 20 ft of zing it as well
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    I carry some extra Zing-It, but stick to finished Amsteel products like dogbones, continuous loops and soft shackles. I left my whoopies at home once and was able to hang using just that stuff.
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    I like to have some extra cordage on me. Just seems to be a nice "in case of" item. I have about 50ft of paracord in a plastic bottle I carry. I got the paracord because it was cheap.

    I don't have any plans to use it for suspension systems or climbing. Just cordage.

    I guess if it was an emergency situation, I could make a 3 strand braid and have about 15 ft of something strong enough for some application requiring strength.

    It is a "comfort" item for me......which is how I justify the extra weight.

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    6' amsteel dogbone. Can extend tree straps, hang pack, hang my tea candle lantern. Multiple uses. Also two zing it loops. Just had some leftover and tied them in a loop.

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    I have this around my waist. Storm Ranger Survival Belt

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    a feller NEVER KNOWS when he/she will knead an extra piece of string

    string of ALL SIZES

    skinny string > fat string

    fishing string > tow ropes

    depending on the activity, i carry extra string, of an appropriate size

    roll it up, wrap it around your staff, coil it up & stow it in your pack, bundle it up in the pick-up tool box

    kinda like TAPE OF THE DUCT, if you don't have any w/ you, YOU WILL WISH YOU DID

    BTW, i've started carrying RESCUE TAPE(look it up), for most activities

    back to the OP, YES I CARRY EXTRA STRING

    IMHO, it's foolish knot to

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    Cordage

    3 feet loop of Amsteel (used this many times)
    15 feet of Lash It
    20 feet of Bankline


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    50ft of paracord in a bottle? Why in a bottle?

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