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#3730372 - 08/10/14 09:15 AM DIY HSS lifeline?
Tenn.Guy
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I know someone made their own last year. I may end up buying a 3 pack but I like the idea of making my own without breaking my neck \:\)

Anyone have some links to purchase needed materials and. A link for the knot?
I think it is called prusset?

Thanks!

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#3730392 - 08/10/14 09:43 AM Re: DIY HSS lifeline? [Re: Tenn.Guy]
stik
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http://www.animatedknots.com/prusik/
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#3730560 - 08/10/14 02:38 PM Re: DIY HSS lifeline? [Re: stik]
Tennessee Lead
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I made some last year and used rock climbing rope. Really wasn't any cheaper than buying them. Just the satisfaction of DIY.
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#3734802 - 08/16/14 01:15 AM Re: DIY HSS lifeline? [Re: Tennessee Lead]
catman529
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I used 5/8 derby rope and some 3/8 cheaper rope from lowes. But climbing grade rope is more advisable. The derby rope seems great but the cheap rope is fraying a bit, I may switch to paracord. The idea is that the rope with the prusik knot is smaller diameter than the main line. Add a caribiner to the end of the small rope and hook up to your harness. Very simple
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#3736539 - 08/18/14 12:18 PM Re: DIY HSS lifeline? [Re: catman529]
Mr. Hawk
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I looked into doing them myself too and it wasn't going to be any cheaper than the 3pack on amazon
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#3740731 - 08/22/14 12:40 AM Re: DIY HSS lifeline? [Re: Tenn.Guy]
missalot
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check out wal mart .com search for muddy safeline about 24 bucks 30 foot long I ordered 4
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#3741266 - 08/22/14 04:07 PM Re: DIY HSS lifeline? [Re: missalot]
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I've made them for years when i used to do alot of caving.
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