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    Might look at packing cubes. They are mesh and...

    Might look at packing cubes. They are mesh and come in different sizes.

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    I like using different colors, makes it easier to find the one I want.
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    I have both the 12 and 16', I keep them in the...

    I have both the 12 and 16', I keep them in the bags they came in. The 12 folds and then rolls, the 16 is a little tighter and takes precision folding, but it fits along with the stakes and tie out...
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    I did it the old way with a hand drill and...

    I did it the old way with a hand drill and hammer, about 30 min per hole.

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    I'm one of those rock drilling dudes. Or I was a...

    I'm one of those rock drilling dudes. Or I was a long time ago.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191022/73e9d4a896f14ec460c4faf1a5a22bb9.jpg

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    Hi Chris I'm a motorbikin hanger too. How much...

    Hi Chris
    I'm a motorbikin hanger too. How much room does that stand take. Most places I go trees are plentyfull, but J-Tree or souther Az, not so much. ...
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    I've always done it like you do, at least in soft...

    I've always done it like you do, at least in soft soil. I usually pay zero attending to anything but the angle and weather or not I'm pounding it into a root.

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    I also set up my recently repaired tarp and left...

    I also set up my recently repaired tarp and left it up in the wind to test the repair. One side was tied off, truckers hitch to the fence, the other side was/is staked out and tied off using using a...
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    The stakes I used were the Dutch y stakes and...

    The stakes I used were the Dutch y stakes and they were put in at about 45* angle. Tied off in the notch at soil level. One of them was placed horizontally on the surface behind two rocks with a...
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    Do your own test on a windy day. For me...

    Do your own test on a windy day. For me yesterday was like a week of camping with different setups every hour. [emoji106]

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    That's why my wife does the...

    That's why my wife does the grilling.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191021/226b4382cb13b69392f4bb04da79bb84.jpg

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    No on photos of the stakes. I used 2 methods to...

    No on photos of the stakes. I used 2 methods to attach to the stakes, clove hitch or bowline. The line never came off the stakes unless the stake pulled out.

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    Thanks. Sent from my SM-T713 using Tapatalk

    Thanks.

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    It's been a blustery, windy day. I found the...

    It's been a blustery, windy day. I found the line locks to be easiest to adjust and with a slippery half hitch they hold well with any line. The knots held fine, but trying to tie them in the wind...
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    I'll check back in an...

    I'll check back in an hour.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191020/bd872be16135ad7f935afcbf9b11a212.jpg

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    That might me what I have, not sure. I ordered it...

    That might me what I have, not sure. I ordered it with the Journey/ silpoly from HG. I still have a piece of zingit as a tie out with the linelock. I put a halfhitch on to back of the 'LL. Seems to...
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    Today is testing/trying day. The new tarp is...

    Today is testing/trying day. The new tarp is from Hammock Gear. It's cool and gusty weather. I set up the tarp in the back yard with zing it as my ridgeline, and a line lock to adjust it. The...
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    I also use the same entrance. Less chance of...

    I also use the same entrance. Less chance of tripping in the dark. I want to try the pole mod. How do you stabilize the center? I was thinking about running the pole threw a persick loop on the...
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    Thanks. I only have 3 and need to order more. ...

    Thanks. I only have 3 and need to order more.

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    I don't think it was the cause either. The cause...

    I don't think it was the cause either. The cause was the stake failure. Breaking is extremely rare, but pulling out of the ground isn't. I think the shock cord then pulled the stake with velocity...
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    Just like that, but I connect with a mason line...

    Just like that, but I connect with a mason line loop as the fuse, then run zing it to the stake.

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    I'm using this. It's what I have but I need to...

    I'm using this. It's what I have but I need to order about 3 more.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191018/90a3f74928094cd227f4a6037dac68aa.jpg

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    The fuse I will use on the new tarp will be a...

    The fuse I will use on the new tarp will be a loop of mason line connecting the tarp to the linelock. Tarp, mason line loop, linelock, tie out/zing-it, stake.

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    Agreed Sent from my SM-T713 using Tapatalk

    Agreed

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    Like this? Sorry I deleated the torn tarp...

    Like this? Sorry I deleated the torn tarp pic.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191016/3d0b8f7960eb6b63b49b58fded744d52.jpg

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    I did it to experiment. My experience was that...

    I did it to experiment. My experience was that the shock cords were generally fine, but in windy situation the tarp moved more and put more load on the ridge line. I'm just curious about the...
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    Sticky: I use a full line under the tarp. It gives me a...

    I use a full line under the tarp. It gives me a line to hang my coat etc on that's protected from rain. It also provides more stability in wind.

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    Shock cords, yes or no and why?

    I've been in hammocks for a few yrs now, about 7. I sleep under a tarp about 30-40 nights per yr. I went from direct tie out to shock cord tensioners last yr and now I'm wondering why.

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    Help on repairing a torn silnylon tarp

    You said the shock cord prevents over stressing the tarp. How does it do that when it is fully extended?
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    I used sylicon as glue to stick a patch on both...

    I used sylicon as glue to stick a patch on both sides.
    Going up in the backyard today. Decided to get a new tarp. I think the repair will hold, but I don't want to find out I was wrong at in the...
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    The shock cord was attached to the tarp. 1/8". I...

    The shock cord was attached to the tarp. 1/8". I think the stake that broke is silver and looks just like MSR. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191014/ffb4abf839e7e960f87badf7b2edc50f.jpg

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  31. Thread: Tarp repair

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    Thanks Fall. Your advice is appreciated, but it's...

    Thanks Fall. Your advice is appreciated, but it's posted so I can hear other ideas.

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    Thanks I sent an email waiting to hear back. ...

    Thanks
    I sent an email waiting to hear back. Ill post what they tell me.

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    Tarp repair

    The tarp in question is a silnylon Thunder Fly by Warbonnet.
    The tarp is 3 or 4 yrs old and has served me well over several multi day trips. It now has a hole, picture attached. The cause is worth...
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    Thanks.

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  35. Thread: Tarp lines?

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    Thanks for the advice. What would you use to...

    Thanks for the advice. What would you use to thin the silcon, turpentine?

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    Help on repairing a torn silnylon tarp

    I might be in the wrong place, if so I appologise. I need guidance on repairing a torn silnylon tarp. L shaped tear caused by a broken stake. 40ish mph gust, broken stake, shockcord launcher, ect. ...
  37. Morning hangers. I need help with a silnylon...

    Morning hangers. I need help with a silnylon tear. I had a gust of about 40 mph snap an aluminim MSR stake in half. ( Ive had knots fail, stakes come out etc. But never seen a stake snap in half)....
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    Good morning. I hope this is an active thread. ...

    Good morning. I hope this is an active thread. Last week I was camping and a storm came threw. Mostly wind and some rain. A gust hit the tarp and actually snapped and aluminum MSR steak in half. ...
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    Sticky: The biggest hammock ive made is 12'. Its very...

    The biggest hammock ive made is 12'. Its very comfy, but not significantly butter than my 11'. 10' is fine, i wouldnt go any shorter unless your looking at a bridge hammock. I find the 10'...
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    I went from woopie slings to straps to UCR, which...

    I went from woopie slings to straps to UCR, which I like best. I also use triangle thingies (home made). I like my tarp fairly high/walk under height, unless it's raining. If it's rainy I'll drop...
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    super weak!! send him our well-wishes!!!
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    I used a pencil on the first try. It held but...

    I used a pencil on the first try. It held but was deformed when I took it out.
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    I hung on zingit using a keychain beiner as...

    I hung on zingit using a keychain beiner as toggle. I'll keep it in mind for a fallback, but I'll stay with the UCR/klemheist.
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    Easy to tie/adjust/untie. Single strand. I...

    Easy to tie/adjust/untie. Single strand. I think I'll try it with zing it.
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    I like it. I'm going to try in a few minutes. ...

    I like it. I'm going to try in a few minutes.
    I can't hear your dialogue. Don't know if it's or your end or the server.
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    Enter me in the giveaway. That is an impressive...

    Enter me in the giveaway.
    That is an impressive list. Very generous of you.
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    When backpacking time isn't an issue for me,...

    When backpacking time isn't an issue for me, except, when it starts to rain at or near camping time. In that case I would much rather set up my tarp/hammock and be quickly out of the rain. ...
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    This looks like it's simple enough to remember,...

    This looks like it's simple enough to remember, easy to adjust/untie & retie. Single strand amsteel is half the weight and bulk of a woopie. Woopie.
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    I'm guessing that a double sheet bend won't hold....

    I'm guessing that a double sheet bend won't hold. I try to learn as few knots as possible. That way I can do them right.
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    Well the kids sleep longer.http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/28/45f47e7e1da20d9f6e513ad9ac5d76de.jpg
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