Is there a way that you can use these to replace a marlin spike in the MSH?
I think I remember reading that, but can't remember where or figure out in my mind how it would work.
No, you can't replace the toggle (marlin spike) in a MSH with a soft object.
You might be thinking of posters using the long edge of a climbing rated biner for the toggle or using a soft shackle/nacrabiner to attach to the sewn loop on the end of a tree strap.
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I may have missed this somewhere in the thread, but here is a link to a Youtube video on how to make one of these complete with bury and step by step on tying the diamond knot:
In the video above, larger diameter Amsteel is used, so it's pretty easy to see what's going on.
Another great link where 7/64" Amsteel is used:
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ok these have some serious options! i'm really excited!
sweet.....this is the answer to the my spindrift storage issue.im going to replace the steel piece in the head end of my ridge runner.i wont have to take the suspension apart if i dont want to use spindrift.just undo the loop ,take the line out of webbing,pull the spreader bars and hammock out of the drift.reconect go to other side do the same .now you can roll up the drift ,and store it in the foot end rolled up nice, and neat.with this loop it will only take moments to deploy, or store,would be strong and light.great job dude you made my day....hairbear..ps ill cut a little slit in the drift so the knot can get through,using a small piece of velcro to seal it back up.id buy you lunch one day if we ever meet.
Originally Posted by nacra533
i made it about 3/4 through this thread and got side tracked by the ring buckle thread and read it all the way through. finally got around to finishing this one up. i gotta make a few of these. there's so many times i wish i had an extra biner or 4, but i can't justify the cost.
Lanyard / Diamond now an Animated Knot by Grog
I know this is an old thread, but a few of the earlier posters were lamenting the fact that descriptions on how to tie the lanyard (diamond) knot were not available on the Animated Knots by Grog website. But at some point since those posts, the lanyard knot has been added, and makes it very easy to tie. I'm not very adept at this, and I got it on the first try!
I've made two of these this evening, and while the diamond knot was intimidating at first, it isn't too bad, just a little tedious to dress properly. I got all my instruction from http://l-36.com/soft_shackle_9.php, and the included calculator really helped.
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and I must go...
Hey there hairbear, I'd like to follow up on this post since I am thinking of doing something similar to make my Spindrift easy to store and deploy on the fly. Would you mind posting a photo or two of this? Thanks!
Originally Posted by hairbear
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