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    Frawg's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by eay View Post
    Yes, that makes sense - I was just stuck on the idea of loop through a loop and then the toggle.
    I like having long straps since sometimes trees out here are HUGE.
    The MSH is essentially a plain ol' slipknot, so what I often do is just tie one positioned on the hugger so that its working loop just feeds thru the hugger's end loop. I pass a toggle thru that fed-through loop as the 'marlinspike'.

    Enjoyed your report!
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    As I lay here in the supine position resting my weary soul this report gave me a vicarious bit of joy.
    Terrific eay.
    Skrag
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    Quote Originally Posted by eay View Post
    If my brain is turned on when I load the pack up, I put all the openings of the sacks on the same side so if I want/need to, I can just prop the pack up on one side and dig into the sacks.
    That's me as well, or I put the thing I need first in the very bottom of the stuff sack and hafta unclip it anyway! Which is still easier than digging in my 5000 CuIn Maestro!

    I see the Speer Winter Tarp is on sale, hmmmm...
    "I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Mal Reynolds
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    Senior Member TOB9595's Avatar
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    I enjoyed your report Eay.
    Using the excel with and without core is inventive and I will keep this in mind to do
    Tom

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    Senior Member TinaLouise's Avatar
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    new toys test hang and setting all that up in the dark too!!! Congrats are in order!!! I flat out do NOT like to get to my camp site after dark. Every single time I've had to do that, I end up picking the first thing that looks like it will work and the next morning when I look around, not 5 feet from me will be the most perfect place to hang ever. I have discovered though that no matter how badly I've chosen my spot, I still manage to have a very decent nights sleep!!

    Oh, something else I've had happen to me. This only happens when I've set up quickly, again, like in the dark or heavy rain, and I don't want to get back out and adjust anything. I've found sometimes that I've set the foot end not quite high enough and to keep from doing the "curl into a ball or slid to the foot end" all night long, I simply turn around and sleep with my head at the foot end. (I've got no idea if this would work for you people that use a BB).

    Question... what does that tarp weigh??? And when you had to get out and close the ends down, did you have to reposition the side stakes too?

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    Senior Member E.A.Y.'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TinaLouise View Post
    Question... what does that tarp weigh??? And when you had to get out and close the ends down, did you have to reposition the side stakes too?
    Gosh, great timing on your question - just finished weighing stuff!
    22 3/4 oz.
    That's with an over-the-tarp ridgeline with 4 reefing points, 3 long guy lines (8 feet) and 3 short lines (5 feet). The ridgeline, reefing points, prussics, and long guylines are all Marlow Excel Pro 2mm line and the three shorter lines are Zing-it.

    here's a pic of one of the reefing points:


    I had to reposition 3 stakes - 1 at one end of the tarp and 2 at the other end. The ground was cooperative so it was no big deal.
    I've had some thoughts on how to stake it out to eliminate having to move stakes, but that will have to wait until my next test hang.

    Even though I could have gotten a bit more lengthwise coverage by pitching the tarp with the 11' length as the ridge, I chose to pitch it so the sides with all the nifty tieout tabs (9 on each side!) would be on the ground. Glad I did since it made it easy to keep the wind out.
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