How to make amsteel daisy chain

An Amsteel daisy chain is a type of looped cord that can be used for various purposes, such as attaching gear to your backpack or creating adjustable loops in your camping or hiking setup. Amsteel is a lightweight, high-strength rope often used for this purpose. Here’s how to make an Amsteel daisy chain:

Materials You’ll Need:

  • Amsteel rope (typically 764-inch diameter is suitable)
  • Scissors
  • Lighter or heat source (for sealing the cut ends)


1. Measure and Cut the Amsteel:

  • Determine the desired length of your daisy chain. A common length is 36 inches (3 feet), but you can make it shorter or longer depending on your needs.
  • Use scissors to cut the Amsteel rope to the desired length. Ensure the cut is clean and straight.

2. Seal the Ends:

  • To prevent fraying, use a lighter or heat source to melt the cut ends of the Amsteel rope. Gently pass the cut end through the flame until it starts to melt and then press it against a hard surface to seal it. Be careful not to burn yourself or overheat the rope.

3. Create a Small Loop:

  • About 6 inches from one end of the Amsteel rope, form a small loop by bending the rope back on itself. This loop will serve as the attachment point for your daisy chain.

4. Form the First Loop:

  • Hold the small loop created in the previous step and start forming a larger loop by wrapping the rest of the Amsteel rope around it. You can make the loops as tight or as loose as you prefer, but ensure they are evenly spaced.

5. Continue Forming Loops:

  • Continue wrapping the Amsteel rope around the small loop, creating as many loops as you desire. Typically, a daisy chain may have 4-6 loops, but you can make more or fewer depending on your needs.

6. Secure the Daisy Chain:

  • Once you’ve created the desired number of loops, pass the working end (the end of the Amsteel rope that you’ve been wrapping) through the small loop from the opposite direction.

7. Tighten the Daisy Chain:

  • Gently pull on the working end to tighten the daisy chain and secure all the loops in place. Ensure that the loops are evenly spaced and that the small loop is at the top for attaching to a carabiner or another attachment point.

8. Trim Excess and Seal the Ends:

  • Trim any excess Amsteel rope from the working end, leaving a short tail.
  • Seal the cut end of the tail with a lighter or heat source, just as you did in step 2.

Your Amsteel daisy chain is now ready to use. You can attach it to your gear or backpack, and the loops can be used to secure items or create adjustable attachment points as needed. It’s a versatile and lightweight addition to your outdoor gear.

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