Brothers Campfire Works a Winch (Zipline Install)

Hello, Benjamin from Brothers Campfire here!

Yesterday, I installed a zipline.

It was a different location than planned which made it 200 feet long with a fairly significant slope.

Having only installed several small ziplines out of spare parts, I had a learning curve along the way, but used some of my experience as a crane rigger to figure out things like moving a heavy cable where it needed to go.

(We picked up a cable winch to finish the job.)

Upon installation , we sent a hundred-pound punching bag down to ensure it was safe.

We discovered there were a few obstacles and that the bungee stop was too close to the end of the route.

The fourteen-year veteran of life was done with hypotheticals. He harnessed up, and after a warning about a potential hard stop at the end, down he went.

We winched her tighter and cleared more area to ensure more safety. The bungee stop was moved much further than the hard stop.

All said, we had a great experience on the install. I will be back as needed, but for the most part, it is good to go!

Author: Benjamin

Benjamin Thiel is a community leader, urban farmer, and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. He might know a guy...

24 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire Works a Winch (Zipline Install)

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  2. Iseult Murphy says:

    So cool! You did a great job. Looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun for that fourteen year experienced of life. I presume this is the escape zip line from a secret lair.

  3. Geoff Stamper says:

    I am confident your Zip Line is very safe but I am a conscientious objector to zip lining, bungee jumping, and leaping out of functioning airplanes even with a parachute.

    1. Benjamin says:

      Conscientiousness is a lot of syllables! Yeah Geoff, there are a few things I will try once, then I do not want to test my luck and do again. I get it.


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