The stick is an idea, I hadn't thought of that (those biners are basically just toy keychains and weigh hardly nothing, so I'm not sure how much I would save with the dutch gear.) I need to get a scale.
Thanks for the comment on the boxer. That's Reggie, he's my other kid, hiking buddy, and a great listener
.....And yes, that was a goat.
Originally Posted by Klaussinator
Hey great video, and a nice lookin tarp!
My setup for my asym DIY tarp is very similar, using prussics on each side instead of a CRL.
Some have already mentioned that you could save a little weight by using Dutch hooks instead of your `biner. I went a step further: instead of the locked brummel having a `biner or Dutch hook on it, I simply wrap it around the tree, pass a little loop of the line thru the brummel loop and insert a field stick! Even less pack weight!
So far, I've been using braided masons line since I didn't have any ZingIt on-hand, and it's worked perfectly well. No slippage at the field stick or prussics, and hey-- It's cheap to replace if needed!
BTW, beautiful Boxer! And was that a goat at 1:13?