Re: Rope & Monkey Bridges
Bob Ellis (rhellis@MADBBS.COM)
Sun, 12 Apr 1998 21:01:30 -0400
Hey folks: Accept my apologies for my quip about a long monkey bridge--Too
quick, not enough thought. However, how does one get across a reasonably
wide steam with steep walls? I think I would prefer a 2" hauser over a 1"
hauser. And, one could double it and lash branches for steps--I think I
remember seeing something like it on an adventure movie with Indiana Jones.
>No no no...
>Cut it and make short ones. Long monkey bridges are extremely unstable and
>will turn turtle with little encouragement. We built one about 45 feet long
>when I was a Scout and it was extremely unstable.
>But build shorter ones and have a ball!
>> John: Make long monkey bridges!
>> At 10:41 PM 4/10/98 EDT, you wrote:
>> >We did get a towing hauser(sp) off a Coast Guard ship but what do you
>> >400ft fo 2" diameter rope!
>> >John Blanchard SM Troop 35 West Greenwich, RI Narragansett Council, BSA
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