Originally Posted by CampingJosh
I definitely agree that you want your gear to look harmless. If anything has to be visible, it should be basic camping stuff (cup, sleeping bag, etc.).
And I used the 1/4" diameter ropes as an example... The Dyneema 1/8" (which I think is the same diameter as 550 cord) has an average tensile strength of 2200 lbs and weighs .5 lbs per 100 ft. Pound for pound, it's much stronger (though you certainly
pay for it
I've used or seen it used, 550 paracord, for pretty near everything light static/utility rope can be used for with plenty success in several climates. And it is very lightweight and easy to stow....and highly reusable. Astronauts used the stuff on a mission to repair the Hubble.
Dyneema is a promising material, I know. I guess I stick to what I know beyond light work though, and it is expensive. Fast rope is about $2,000 per 90'. Static line is easy $1 a foot, and line for one job in one area may suck in another or during a different season. But really there is no shame in having some $10 per 100' marine utility rope on hand.
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