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Douglas Hus
(Hustler) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
Dental Floss on 01/21/2007 13:50:05 MST Print View

There has got to be multiple uses for (goretex) dental floss, out there.
-cleaning teeth
-tie down?
-lashings
-any more???


Doug


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Peter McDonough
(crazypete) - F

Locale: Above the Divided Line
Re: Dental Floss on 01/21/2007 14:23:16 MST Print View

Whipping, instead of melting, rope ends to prevent unraveling.

Dental floss is so light---I wouldn't really see the point in making it a multi-use item.

The things that would make a differance and we should spend time on are things like poncho/tarps, bivy/backpacks, ground cloth/sleeping bags, etc

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Dental Floss on 01/21/2007 15:12:45 MST Print View

Sewing.
My bear line throw bag looks like the Frankenstein monster. Once I rebuilt an Osprey pack to make it work for the owner - with dental floss.

Gene .
(Tracker)

Locale: New England
Re: Re: Dental Floss on 01/23/2007 20:10:04 MST Print View

Quite the snare wire and fishing line if you can work it. Just be careful of holding any kind of load on it for any length of time because it'll cut you like a wire!

Roman Dial
(romandial) - F - M

Locale: packrafting NZ
Re: Dental Floss on 02/14/2007 12:57:20 MST Print View

I used the goretex floss to sew pieces of accessory straps as patches for holes in my shoes during the Arctic1000. None of the stitches wore through -- they held for the duration of the 500-700 km used.

Douglas Hus
(Hustler) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
Dental Floss on 02/14/2007 13:14:18 MST Print View

Putting aside the variety of types of dental floss, what is the strength of the stuff?

For its weight & size it has to be the strongest stuff out there?

Doug


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Dylan Skola
(phageghost) - F

Locale: Southern California
Re: Dental Floss on 02/14/2007 20:12:53 MST Print View

Spectra/Dyneema or Vectran probably still beat it in the break strength / weight ratio department, but then you can't floss with it very well.