Reply to "Making a Better Pace Bead"

Oh, those are the same beads as before, no change there.

I am now not at all sure the cold and wet did it after all, may just be I wasn't paying attention until then because now that I'm home and they are warm and dry (okay, hot and humid: fucking kansas city again) the set I brought with me sucks just as much as in iceland. Not ALL the sets with that same cordage are dangerously loose. So that's weird also. 

Aside: I stuck some grass sticks between the two cords so I could use them. I do like estimating distances to go, and pace counting to see. It helped get me up the mountain. Now I type this I realize I am a smuggler! I got selected for secondary screening specifically for agricultural products, and yup, the grass blades are still in there. 

 

I had tested the beads (and some other types) before, gonna check not just beads but the whole assembly for things like tension as well: just tossed both kevlar and nylon examples into the deep freeze and will check in a day or so once totally cold soaked. Thermal says it's -9° F in there so that should be pretty good.

And then what for the top end? Laying in the sun in 90° wx doesn't seem as much a stress test as laying in the sun in 120°, but I am not going to Death Valley or MENA anytime soon (ever).

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

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