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    umm. me?
    Laughing with large vocabulary, KM

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    Quote Originally Posted by KerMegan View Post
    umm. me?
    Laughing with large vocabulary, KM
    It only counts if you slip it into a conversation.
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    Oh -you mean like "well, you can just osculate my derriere!" and run away while they try to figure out what you just said?
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    Who were you talking to? Cannibal?
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    OOps! Postulating a situational usage only. No offense intended or directed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KerMegan View Post
    Oh -you mean like "well, you can just osculate my derriere!" and run away while they try to figure out what you just said?
    (Snerk!) KM
    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Who were you talking to? Cannibal?
    OK, you guys made me look.


    Osculate
    * to kiss, the Latin osculatus, past participle of osculari, from osculum kiss, from diminutive of os mouth

    * its primary definition: "to bring, or come into, close contact of union"

    * in mathematics, "to touch so as to have a common tangent at the point of contact" (see osculating circle, osculating curve, and osculating orbit)

    * "to bring into focus or tune, to attune"

    None of these definitions are making me real comfortable with this line of conversation.
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    trees can and do sway-so, if you start out with the ridgeline good and tight, and the trees sway apart, the tarp must get a little longer , right?
    I run a ridge line and attach to my tarp with two prusik knots. This lets me tighten along the ridge if needed. Since the diameter of the prusik is the same as the ridge line I am using they can slip if they need to (HIGH loads or if the ridge line failed in the center (unlikely). Should save my tarp. Lets me collapse it very quickly as well if I need to get it out of the wind (sort of like a sail) and reposition it along the ridge line itself (star gazing etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    OK, you guys made me look.




    None of these definitions are making me real comfortable with this line of conversation.
    Well, it is a good day- you learned something new!
    That said; I apologize for the tangential diversion from a spelling/typo clarification.
    ie did not mean to hi-jack thread. Mea culpa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KerMegan View Post
    Well, it is a good day- you learned something new!
    That said; I apologize for the tangential diversion from a spelling/typo clarification.
    ie did not mean to hi-jack thread. Mea culpa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahgirl View Post
    So, the wind is only blowing at 5mph right now, which I find hard to believe I feel like I've been swinging in a tornado for the last few hours. I think I had my tarp staked out pretty good, but it still did a lot of flapping around. How do we prevent this? Is that what these little orange rubber things that ed speer sells is for? Should I be using shockcord with my tie outs, or are these the same idea?

    I'm sorry I'm kind of slow...it's an adjustment. All those years of sleeping on the ground must have given me a slow leak in my brain or something
    I just bought a speer winter tarp and compared to the OES maccat standard it is more flappy for lack of better word. WIth the OES I am able to pitch it more taunt than the speer. Other than the lack of edging around the speer and no d rings I dont see any difference in material used. just a thought.

    ps I havent been using tensioners on either. I will have to try em

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