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

    I wish I weighed 220.

    I'm at 271, down from 360.

  3. ThreeJ

    ThreeJ Member

    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

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

    Survivalist New Member

    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.