Tuesday, November 10, 2015

R is for Rope

Envisioning me stuck in the middle of a creek crossing on the Nebesna Road in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park during our Alaskan adventure, Joel bought 100 feet of 13,000-pound-test Dyneema 5/16-inch “blue steel” rope (similar to AMSTEEL BLUE ) and a bunch of rigging so he could pull our Subaru out by himself if need be. I’m happy to say that the rope and rigging came home unused but it was nice to be prepared.

While Dyneema may be overkill for your needs, rope can come in handy for lots of things when car camping, such as:
  • Clothesline
  • Tie downs
  • Hanging food
  • Towing (use multiple strands for strength)
  • Repairs (backpack strap, etc.)
  • Belt or suspenders
So, what other ways do you use rope when camping?

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