Having a good hardy rope around is always a good thing. A rope can be used for hanging laundry, tying up the wife, going rock-climbing or in any number of ways. Of course the choice of rope depends on the purpose of usage. If one, for instance, want to drop something weighing around 190 lbs from between four and ten feet the rope needs to hold for that particular pressure and it should also hold several times over, no need to get to many ropes when you can get the job done with just one.
The strength of a rope, in regards to rock-climbing (which is a good way of knowing what is what when it comes to bodies and falling objects) is measured by the rating of static elongation and maximum impact force. The elongation measures the amount a rope stretches when weighted with a standard load (80 kilograms/176 pounds). Ropes with low static elongation stretch less. Higher static elongation means ropes have more stretch (cushioning the impact of a fall). Maximum impact force refers to the amount of force transmitted to a climber during a fall. Low maximum impact force means the rope (not the climber or the protection) absorbs more of the energy generated in a fall. However, such ropes stretch more, increasing your chances of hitting the ground or a ledge.
But we do not really think about this for our main usage since there should not be any ledge and the feet should certainly never hit ground, but it is good to have some solid background information.
Also, one might consider ignoring doing proper calculations, if the rope does not hold; there will be a funny couple of minutes getting another rope, so to “wing it” have its inherent charm. Maybe we can get additional mandrake root out of the deal?
Another fun potential consequence of not doing the proper groundwork is the same thing that happened to the historical figure of “Black Jack”, that is to say a so severe spinal cord injury may occur that it leads to a total separation.
For our future procedure we also need to decide whether or not to induce a ligature. That may lead to more tenderness between the most upper part and torso with the result of less movement afterwards, but is that really want we want? Such method has been used effectively before, among other places Nuremberg, but surely a bit more dangling and a tad more of muffled noises are preferable?
There is yet another choice to be mad – namely the choice of venue. A tree is classical and has that sense of being close to nature. On the other hand a lamp-post has proven useful before and lampposts are often in close proximity for most urban inhabitants. Whatever the choice may be, make sure to make room for applauding spectators.
Afterwards we need to consider that one or two sphincters may go into relax mood and spontaneously evacuated urine and faeces. Although fun as supplementary proper consequence, it may lead to some stench, which, coincidentally, the entire baggage will produce sooner or later.
Even though the dangling end-product can induce certain levels of righteous thinking, we need to find a proper burial ground. Not of religious reasons, but rather sanitary. Also please remember to mark the spot for future travelers. One can always find a reason to urinate and do a little jig…