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    Like many others, I just roll up the lines with the tarp and pull the snake skin over the whole shebang. My stakes go in a separate pouch.

    What's made life easier for me is multi-colored guy lines - either two colors (one side or one end is distinct from the other), or a freakin' rainbow. If they get tangled, it's much easier to see and separate, and since you can see, they're less likely to get tangled in the first place.

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    I used to keep the lines separate and connect to tarp via Figure-9’s that were on split rings. But I didn’t like all that hardware on the squished up tarp. Now the guy lines are permanently attached to the tarp and adjusted at the stake. But I don’t really like that either. I think I may try line loc (not the triangle shape - the “other” kind) that hooks (i.e. removable) to the the tarp guy points.

    Tough call - keep the lines separate with the risk of leaving them at home (I’ve read about that). Or keep them on the tarp and deal with the wrangling at put-up/take-down times. Separate lines can be used with multiple tarps rather than having a set attached to each tarp … decisions, decisions.
    In order to see what few have seen, you must go where few have gone. And DO what few have done.

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    I just leave the guylines on the tarp and roll the tarp up. I've never had any tangling with Zing-It.
    "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustyspur View Post
    Thank you Mike for your response. Does Dutch still sell durchwire?
    Yes... Reflective Dutch Cord

    I have and use both Dutch's and ZPacks Reflective Z-Line...

    Pretty much the same stuff..
    Yes, my pack weighs 70lbs, but it's all light weight gear....
    Bob's brother-in-law

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    I keep lines permanently on the tarp, pre-tied with an adjustable sliding knot loop. Setup is easy: just slide the loop over the stake. Never had any problem with tangles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustyspur View Post
    Thank you, Dean, what size is the dutchcord you are using? Is it stiffer than zing it?
    Dutch cord is 1.3mm and reflective (as is Zpacks z-line) and is a lot stiffer and doesn't tangle as easily in my opinion. The long term durability is still somewhat of a question to me. They also won't work with Line Lock 3s, but work well with the Line Lock V (available from Dutch or Zpacks), the Slide Lock the Dutch sells, or knots of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye View Post
    What's made life easier for me is multi-colored guy lines - either two colors (one side or one end is distinct from the other), or a freakin' rainbow. If they get tangled, it's much easier to see and separate, and since you can see, they're less likely to get tangled in the first place.
    This just blew my mind. Thank you for the reason to buy different cordage colors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tpatter View Post
    I have a small section of shock cord attached to each tie out where the cord attaches to the tarp. I then just roll up the cord and put it in the small shock cord loop to keep it organized. I also do this with the cord when I setup the tarp in order to keep excess cord out of the way.

    Looks like this
    Attachment 183080

    Great idea, Tpatter. What is that little thingie that looks like it slides on the shockcord?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustyspur View Post
    Did I mention I am a newbie at hanging?
    I looked at Dutch’s card which shows how to rig the fly’s, and I just assumed the preferred method was to remove each guy line each time. That (mistaken) idea did conflict with any normal tent where we just roll the guys up with the tent. I was using 1.8 mm reflect it, but the lines were tangling fairly often, so I switched them out out to zing it last week to have stiffer cord that would maybe tangle less. Sunday afternoon when I broke it down, it seemed like a lot of extra work to separate the “guys from the flyz’s” and then coil up each separate guy line. I believe I can handle it from here.

    Thank you cmoulder for your response!

    cmoulder, who sells Lawson’s glowire?
    LOL no worries!

    As is the case with just about everybody who backpacks/hammocks, I came from a tent/tarp-bivy background as well and it took me a good while to sort through the myriad options for suspension and tarps and re-combine it with stuff I already knew.

    It's ironic that the path to simplicity was rather complicated.

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    I use Nite ize figure 9 tent cord because they are fast and the cord is reflective. I coil them up in a figure 8 wrap and just stuff them into the snakeskins with the tarp. I store my continuous ridgeline separately in my suspension bag with the stakes and straps,
    "God never sends us anything we can't handle. Sometimes I wish He didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa.

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