Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Taos, Missouri
Hammock: DIY CamoHammo
Tarp: DIY Catcut
Insulation: Body fat!
Camo rope from Barre's
Barre's Army/Navy store has a sale on their camo rope. Anyone know if this will work for hammocks? Here's the details:
Camo Rope beautifully braided utility line. Colors available in polypropylene All Camo Rope are camo. Great for boating, camping, hunting, fishing rafting, trapping animal halters etc.
120 lbs working load - industry standard
tensile strength: 1200 lbs
Sizes is 3/8" x 50' for $9.95.
I don't know the difference between working load and tensile strength but I bet someone here will. Wish they made Amsteel in camo colors...
Polyester, spectra, dynema, etc is what you will probably want on your rig. More common plastics like polyetheline and nylon have a bit too much stretch and won't hold up to the high tensions suspension systems are subjected to. Due to hammock configurations, lines are stressed WAY past mere human static weight. There are some really great threads in this forum detailing this and feedback on various materials, sizes, etc for suspension systems. Non engineered human supoerting systems generally have a 10:1 safety factor built in.
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