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  1. Yeah I saw your video just this last fall I...

    Yeah I saw your video just this last fall I think. You put Snowbank on my list.
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    I have to give this a try next time I'm out.

    I have to give this a try next time I'm out.
  3. Really good write up and pictures. Thanks for...

    Really good write up and pictures. Thanks for "bringing us along." I gotta commit to a week somewhere within driving distance this fall.
  4. Where does the line get stitched to assist the...

    Where does the line get stitched to assist the bury if not using a locked brummel? At the crossover point or at the far ends of the bury?
  5. St. Croix St. Forest MN winter location suggestions?

    [admins pls remove the other duplicate post in the wrong ďotherĒ forum]

    I'd like to do an overnighter while there's snow yet this year up in the St. Croix St. Forest and looking for suggestions...
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    Yeah, famous last words, right? [emoji15] ...

    Yeah, famous last words, right? [emoji15]


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    I've used the disposable ones in a shirt pocket...

    I've used the disposable ones in a shirt pocket once sitting on a deer stand in 10 deg F and really warmed me up. I'm considering trying the same for camping and sitting around at night w/o a fire so...
  8. St. Croix St. Forest MN - late winter camp suggestions?

    I'd like to do an overnighter while there's snow yet this year up in the St. Croix St. Forest and looking for suggestions for a 50 yrd clearing. The park office has been very encouraging. The only...
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    I did that a while ago, kinda surprised at the...

    I did that a while ago, kinda surprised at the shipping, then a thread popped up somewhere for $6.95 on Amazon, Prime, no shipping, so I bought a second one. Oh, and I somehow had a "courtesy credit"...
  10. "disturbingly" was just rhetoric for dramatic...

    "disturbingly" was just rhetoric for dramatic effect. ;) Most folks I associate with consider such esoteric knowledge ... a little odd and eyes glaze over as soon as I open my mouth. :lol:.
  11. A little off-topic, but there's something...

    A little off-topic, but there's something disturbingly amusing about knot-related threads on HF. Just sayin'. Sorry for the value-free post.
  12. Oh, the question was originally about the...

    Oh, the question was originally about the thinness of a ridgeline under the tarp because I read somewhere else anecdotal comments about tarps ripping. I'm new to tarp camping and will be using...
  13. Yeah that bright lime green will be easily seen....

    Yeah that bright lime green will be easily seen. Good stuff.
  14. Drip line? Or have one end of the tarp lower? Or...

    Drip line? Or have one end of the tarp lower? Or both?
  15. Thread: zing it

    by GeneH
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    I'm always confused by the difference also so had...

    I'm always confused by the difference also so had to look it up just now. The soft shackle has a toggle or catch loop on the opposite end from the button knot. The EVO loop does not. You can,...
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    BWCAW Minnesota, because I live in Minnesota. I...

    BWCAW Minnesota, because I live in Minnesota. I really have to get out more, but BWCAW is relatively isolated and quiet, camp on a lake, eat fresh fish, experience 70 deg and ice on the lake in the...
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    Sure looks that way. And here I am for a few...

    Sure looks that way. And here I am for a few years trying to remember the correct way to tie a taut-line hitch when I was actually doing a Midshipman's Hitch if I did an incorrect taut-line. Now...
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    Oh bloody heck. That's ? I had to try it. Yep....

    Oh bloody heck. That's ? I had to try it. Yep. Sheesh.
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    Thank you for the reference to burying the end of...

    Thank you for the reference to burying the end of the slippery stuff... (I'm using zing-it) and will have to check out the Grip Hitch. Pretty new to dyneema-types and knots in general confound me.
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    This is interesting: Regrettable Change: The...

    This is interesting:
    Regrettable Change: The 1948 (5th edition) of the Boy Scout Handbook included the Midshipman’s Hitch Knot but used the name Taut-Line Hitch. Inexplicably, after the 5th edition,...
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    Though I use this slipped half hitch (with a...

    Though I use this slipped half hitch (with a slippery finish) all the time for non-critical light load applications, after reading this thread I think the midshipman's hitch would be a better choice....
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    Elven rope.

    Elven rope.
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    Yeah, the tactical retreat was a good idea. Live...

    Yeah, the tactical retreat was a good idea. Live to camp another day. You're down there where the weather can turn on you pretty nasty like with the winds. Even where I grew up in the middle of the...
  24. HAHAHAHAHAH. HA. That's exactly what...

    HAHAHAHAHAH. HA. That's exactly what prompted me to ask the question! Smaller world than I realize sometimes.
  25. Any concern for damage to the tarp with the 2 mm...

    Any concern for damage to the tarp with the 2 mm as a continuous ridge line under the tarp?
  26. Would you describe how you use a Farrimond to...

    Would you describe how you use a Farrimond to raise the height of the bag? Typically I pull the bag up and tie the working end off to a nearby tree. We don't have bear problems in my area, and only...
  27. I'll start a new thread soon and we can do that....

    I'll start a new thread soon and we can do that. I'm managed 3 nights out recently and even with the practice in my yard my deployment techniques need to be refined or I'm gonna be screwed on a windy...
  28. I have to learn this one for Zing-it.

    I have to learn this one for Zing-it.
  29. Go MikeiM!

    Go MikeiM!
  30. LOL. Ok, knots for making soft-shackles of...

    LOL. Ok, knots for making soft-shackles of Zing-It: I could not for the life of me get button knots figured out reliabley, so when with this from Tac-Blades, via Jeff-Oh. Easy as pie and solid. I...
  31. If you are talking about zing-it or lash-it, I...

    If you are talking about zing-it or lash-it, I received excellent solutions in this thread:
    ...
  32. Tarp Setup Update - Thanks so much for all the help.

    My tarp is seam sealed on one side and hanging until I take off this weekend. It's family stuff but I'm taking my tarp on the thin chance I can get out Saturday night.

    Solved the line-tangling by...
  33. Thread: Lawson Glowire

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    I have 50’ of orange and 50’ of lime green 2mm....

    I have 50’ of orange and 50’ of lime green 2mm. Haven’t clothslined myself in the morning or after dark since.
  34. Is there any reason not to put the same dia loop...

    Is there any reason not to put the same dia loop on both ends? I'm thinking that once in the woods, the more simple the better when possible - no searching for the correct end.
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    I set up my gray 1.1 silnylon 10 x 10 tarp into...

    I set up my gray 1.1 silnylon 10 x 10 tarp into A-frame Saturday, and compared inside temp to a nice open shaded area. The peak was about 4 ft and the sides had a 4-6 inch gap to the ground. My...
  36. Weather looks promising to seam seal on Friday...

    Weather looks promising to seam seal on Friday afternoon and get Saturday PM thunderstorms. Might have a chance to check the amount of sag to compensate for with bungee.

    Iíve too many crossing...
  37. DRAFT - I HAVE TO RUN BUT WILL BE BACK TO ROTATE...

    DRAFT - I HAVE TO RUN BUT WILL BE BACK TO ROTATE THE PICTURES AGAIN!

    I managed to set the 10x10 tarp up for a few minutes last Thursday. That's a lot of material - seems so much bigger than the...
  38. Hereís the neglected picture. See the gaps in the...

    Hereís the neglected picture. See the gaps in the wrap as I slide it up, away from the button, opening the shackle. The slider has plenty of friction on the glowire,?, I wouldnít mind if it was a...
  39. Whipping Slider on soft shackle

    Iím a little lost on how to do this whipping. I have small dia. white cord now and want to try a couple like this.

    Addendum: NM I have the wrapping figured out, but it wants to open up when I...
  40. The Etowah Outfitters tarp arrived today with 50...

    The Etowah Outfitters tarp arrived today with 50 ft of cordage and seam sealer. Canít wait to get off work and set it up. Iíll seam seal it this weekend.

    17.15 oz with the stuff sack. Sweet.
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    The method posted by Jeff-oh, the Tac Blades...

    The method posted by Jeff-oh, the Tac Blades video, is very straightforward - something I can understand. Splices and a single, overhand knot. Should be very strong because (it looks like) the part...
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    Dang it, I'm still trying to figure this one...

    Dang it, I'm still trying to figure this one out... *sigh* :shades:
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    I don’t suppose you want to keep using them until...

    I don’t suppose you want to keep using them until failure so we can see real-world examples??? No?
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    I think "invert" means the know essentially turns...

    I think "invert" means the know essentially turns itself inside out, possibly by the cord slipping. But I'm speculating...

    Big mistake - I checked out the International Knot Tyers forum for...
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    The problem seems to be the way I'm dressing or...

    The problem seems to be the way I'm dressing or tightening the knot. I might be inverting or capsizing it while tightening. Really, there probably isn't any practical reason to go to this extent, the...
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    Hey Squishy, using a dogbone that way looks nice...

    Hey Squishy, using a dogbone that way looks nice and tidy.
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    Thanks! I redid this one so many times yesterday....

    Thanks! I redid this one so many times yesterday. Knots are extremely challenging. :D. I should never have looked at the videos of high-lining shackle testing. The upside of this current foray is...
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    Critique or Correct my Button Knot

    DRAFT

    Hereís a button, as opposed to a diamond, knot. (if I have my terms right.) After watching videos of how to tie one so I can bury the tag ends, I cannot seems to get all 4 legs out the...
  49. Using a wire looks like it would work the best -...

    Using a wire looks like it would work the best - I'll root around here and find something that works.

    I expect to experiment a lot just tying knots, found-stick toggles, soft shackles and...
  50. I ordered 1.75 yellow and gray zing-it/lash-it,...

    I ordered 1.75 yellow and gray zing-it/lash-it, shock cord, and the splicing tools from Dutch. I had some gift money available and that's pretty good use of it. If the splice tool is too large for...
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