19261[Hammock Camping] Re: would this work to hold line?
- Aug 9, 2008--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bill Keiser" <bk2@...> wrote:
>I think there are times when knots work best, times when devices work
> i don't understand, what is the matter with using a knot?
best, and times when it is the proverbial six of one, half a dozen of
the other. When there is no clear advantage, there almost is because
you don't have to pack knots, they don't get lost, and they aren't
near the potential weapon if you swing them around on the end of cord
or webbing. Sometimes it seems devices require knots to secure them
that are about as complex as the knots they replace and the reason
people give for using them is that they don't want to mess with
learning knots. Other times devices can do things that knots simply
I suspect the choice of whether to 'knot or not' often boils down to
what is the neatest fad at the moment. In one sense our gear becomes
our toys or hobbies or whatever and we want what interest us at some
particular time and what we think impresses our buddies. No real
problem however you want to do it if you understand the tradeoffs and
it does what you need it to do.
aka Youngblood AT2000
designer of the Speer Segmented Pad Extender, SnugFit Underquilt, and
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