Originally Posted by rip waverly
i agree too,,, shorter the better. ~12' is premium.
i ask only because my curiosity leads me to some old growth firs that quickly eat up line--- regardless sometimes of distance.
85% of the time i can hike on to another site, but sometimes the group dynamic settles on a spot, and if i'm slow choosing trees, or the tenters
pick rules.... i work with what i have. sort of like choosing to carry hmmk suspension extenders. what can i say...i like being in camp with buddies.
I totally understand. Here in Flagstaff we have huge Ponderosa pine and sometimes my line won't reach around them. I usually carry several feet of line in my pack for emergencies. If I know I'm going to an area where typical tree diameter is large, I plan accordingly. Most of the time I can find a new spot, but just plan ahead and be prepared!