I trusted the cord... with my life...

Discussion in 'General Paracord Discussion' started by Vin, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. Vin

    Vin Admin

    Well, technically I trusted it about 10 inches off the ground. I have a hammock I bought off a guy and the "S" hooks were aluminum or something because they bent straight the moment I got on this thing. Remember guys and gals, I am a Fatty McFatty pants at 220lbs

    Anywho, I only had 2 good "S" hooks at my house, so I used a single strand of paracord on the end on the 2 sides. I used a mooring hitch to secure the cord.

    It held up just fine to all my bouncing around as well. Thought you all should know just how tuff 550 cord is (but I also wanted to share my story :D). :cheers1:
     
  2. DaBigKahuna

    DaBigKahuna New Member

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    I wish I weighed 220.

    I'm at 271, down from 360.
     

  3. ThreeJ

    ThreeJ Member

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    Congrats on the weight loss.

    And this is why you are DaBigKahuna ... and not tiny.:cheers2:
    I also wish I weighed 220. I topped out at 235 recently. It has been a long cold winter.

    Is this hammock made of paracord? My last hammock failed me and lets just say my pride was hurt.
     
  4. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    Congrats on the weight loss. I'm in the upper 200's myself.
     
  5. Survivalist

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    to the original post thats crazy the s hooks straightened out. ive recently been gaining weight and im in the 210s now and i can already see that happening to me lol actually i broke a plastic chair before just by sitting on it lol but thats cool it held up with the cord
     
  6. Vin

    Vin Admin

    Congrats on the weight loss DaBigKahuna. I went down to 193 for the Army, realized my health sucks, and decided to eat again. Ha ha!

    The hammock is a piece of cloth with a dowel on both ends. I think a paracord hammock big enough to fit me would be too heavy.