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Thread: Ridge line cord??

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    Ridge line cord??

    I've got some paracord for my tarp ridge line but I was wondering what everyone else uses?

    Are there any downsides to using paracord? Should I try somesting else?
    Last edited by Paul Webster; 03-02-2011 at 07:39 PM.

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    I use paracord too. Find it very easy to use. I am looking at going over to amsteel as I have bought 200" of the stuff to make whoopie slings for my hammock and will have quite a bit spare. Only thing with amsteel is it dosn't take knots very well.
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    I use 4mm dyneema,superstrong ,very light and easy to knot with very little stretch.

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    amsteel is another name for dyneema
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    I too currently use paracord and have always found it fine. I had also contemplated trying dyneema as I have some left from a hammock experiment, is it possible to prussik onto or is it a bit slippery?

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    Moderator & Poshcrafter™ Martin's Avatar
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    Plus one for paracord here. Cheap and easy to find, as well as being strong enough for the job.

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    I use paracord, but that chap from the Pathfinder School reckons baler twine is the way forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by resnikov View Post
    amsteel is another name for dyneema
    I didn't know that,it's amazing how some things have different names.Is this the stuff that armorlaces are made from?

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    Thanks for all the replies, I was a bit concerned that paracord wasn't going to cut it.

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    Exped 2.2mm reflective dyneema for me, guy lines too.

    I'm the clumsiest person you could ever meet so having reflective lines gives me a fighting chance after dark

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