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    How long?

    I just watched Brandon's video on the tarp setup, and noticed that he had a cool method of setting up the ridgline cords. I was wondering how long those should be? Also, how long are your guy line cords? Finally how thick/ what type of cord do you use for them?

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    guylines on my tarp i use speer no tangle, hands down the best, ask any1. I keep about 9 feet on mine, but thats longer than most people i think. For my tarp ridgeline it is 25 feet long, if i could go back, speer is so light, i would make it 30. I will probably add some more line to my current ridgeline via double fishermans knot. I use speer no tangle for that too, i attach my tarp to my ridgeline below it via prussic knots with toggles. See my threads tarp attachment to ridgeline methods, and knot info.

    One caveat, prussics are supposed to be done with different diameter lines (for ridge and prussic itself), but you can wrap it 5 times instead of 3 to remedy that.

    good luck friend.

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    Make the oal of your ridgeline the same as that of your hammock/suspension.
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    I also use Speer No-Tangle guyline on my ridge tie-outs. 12 feet on each end works just fine for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Make the oal of your ridgeline the same as that of your hammock/suspension.
    Don't forget to add a couple of feet to compensate for the hammock's sag. My bad.
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    Mine are 6' each, with mini biners & figure 9s attached. The tarp is 13.5' so I can theoretically hang my tarp from 2 8" trees about 21' apart. I can also (conveniently ) hang my hammock at that distance.
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    i got 25 on the ridge, 9 on the guys

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    Ike, is that 25 on each rl, or over all?

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    I think such as drastic move as to commandeer Easter candy over a discrediting of the Easter Buny is too extreme.

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    Not Ike but I believe he is doing one long ridge line and then using prussic knots to attach his tarp to the line once it is set. As long as you have some line that will hold a prussic well this is a simple way of getting a tight line to hang you tarp from. I have played with the figure nines and am going to go back to a prussic setup for either single ridge or two shorter lines. I have been using about 12' for each end off the ridge of my tarp and some times that is a bit long, but most times I have some large trees to hang from.
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    What made you decide against the figure 9's? And I know what your taking about, my last hang was on a 2' diameter tree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamblinRev
    I think such as drastic move as to commandeer Easter candy over a discrediting of the Easter Buny is too extreme.

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