Technora line

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  1. mtrunr

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    Using this cord with a BCO MEST...
    How do you keep the ends from fraying? Tried burning the ends and doesn’t seem to work.
     
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    Seems like the available options are whipping or melting some other substance over the end.
     
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    I like/use Technora.... I tie a figure 8 at the ends. This stuff seems very heat resistant, probably good for pot bails and Swedish candles.
     
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    Try a bit of heat shrink tubing on the ends.
     
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    clear fingernail polish or superglue. was told nail polish is better

    heat shrink tubing or knots or whipping will work as well
     
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    what you need is an AGLET ;-)
     
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    That's what I use. Super cheap to get essentially a lifetime's supply.
     
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    I have never had any, I am considering replacing lines for several tents/tarps to this based on reccomendations from here.
    So, where can I obtain some for a good price?
    Are there imitations I should be weary of?
     
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    Just knot it with a double overhand knot. It won't melt. If you have some heat shrink you could use that to secure the ends.
     
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    I do what @Togus s and @UAHiker do. The shrink tube is probably easiest and fastest. You could even bring some along and take care of the ends in the field (if you had to cut it). The Technora can be a bit slippery for some knots, but I like that you can make Whoopie slings out of it and spliced eyes.
     
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    Honestly most of the time I make fixed eyes on one end and then at the other end back bury it inside itself
     
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    EXCELLENT SUGGESTION

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    An Aramid, like Kevlar. Intended to be highly heat-resistant.

    Related, FYI

    "I've had good results "sealing" the cut ends using Titebond II wood glue. I simply dab the glue on the end of the Kevlar, and work it into the fibers at the tip, making sure not the squeeze all the glue out. Then I form the tip into the shape I want it to cure into, then let it dry. Works great for me."
     
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    Bought #12 braided bank line...might not be as strong but seems easier to work with in the field.
    Is there any advantage to Technora over bank line besides strength?
     
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    Technora is awesome stuff.

    I use about 1/2-1" of crazy glue on panted on the end, after it dries I cut, and re-brush the cut end.
    Heat shrink tubing for good measure on the thicker stuff.
     
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    The most I’m willing to do in the field is melt the ends...it’s just too much work to do more in my opinion.
    I understand Technora is good cord but bank line seems good too and far easier to work with.
     
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    Not really. Different cord is best for different things. I use #36 bank line more than anything for bushcraft stuff. When I switched over to hammocks, it became apparent that all my cool nylon cordage was almost useless. I do use 325 paracord for tarp guylines, but I've moved away from 550 paracord for anything hammock related.

    I use Technora 950, 325 paracord, 550 paracord, Amsteel, sheathed spectra cord, mule tape and of course the #36 bank line. I try to use the right cordage for the right job. As far as utility for a wide variety of uses, the bank line and mule tape will get most things done. Obviously, you can't bring them all in any kind of quantity if you are backpacking in.
     
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    I don't disagree. I seldom bring spare Technora into the field for just in case. Having said that, the beauty of the shrink tubing is that all your doing is melting the ends, with a short piece of shrink tube on the end. Shrink tubing is one more thing to carry, but it is light and small, so it isn't bad.
     

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