I just bought some 3/32". Quest Outfitters. Nonreflective.
Follow-up question: For weight-reduction purposes, I assume you're not running shock cord all the way out to the stakes. I think there's a length of shock cord sheet bended to a length of regular tarp line.
Is there a consensus of what length of shock cord is needed? I was speculating that 2-3 feet would be adequate.
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Our good buddy Hawkeye did a nice video of one way to go them that I think looks interesting---he says about 18 inches.
not sure why the embedded version is not working so here is the link.
Sorry, I don't think I was being clear in my original post. I'm talking about the tarp pullouts mentioned in Shug's video at 6:33 on Part 5 of his Hammock How tos:
Not tarp tensioners.
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The shock cords I installed on tarp from MountainFitter were about 4 feet long, and I take them all the way to the stakes. No other cord on the tarp right now but the shock cords. Worked fantastically in the rain two nights!
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