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    Been watching lots of videos! This site is so great for that.

    Tying off on the tarp's D-ring would be an easy way to do it... but think I would like the option to remove the tarp, which the Dutch continuous line offers, courtesy of soft shackles prusik-knotted to the line. I could also use snakeskins to keep the tarp out of the way in case I don't want to use it, and I may go that route, though I'm currently stuffing the whole mess in a bike seatbag to transport -- snakeskins might just add bulk I don't need.

    Lots of tinkering and fiddling ahead. Can't wait!

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    I like it! Thanks for sharing. Now, this seems like a good place to post a question about tarps that I've been wanting to ask. When using a tarp with side tie-outs, how many and what lengths of cord should one carry? I'm thinking about a Warbonnet Superfly for my AT thru-hike, and I don't want to carry more than I need to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailhunterwnc View Post
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    I use a knot bone on one end and go around the tree and tie off and the other end i use it to go around the tree and attach a nite ize figure nine caribiner which is hooked onto a stationary prussik on the ridgeline itself so that i can just cinch the ridgeline taut to my liking.
    This is what I do also, here is an Illustration that shows the use of Figure 9's and knotbones.

    tarp-opie-style-2.jpg

    Here is a Demonstration:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-Bp1hoQ2I4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeppo View Post
    I like it! Thanks for sharing. Now, this seems like a good place to post a question about tarps that I've been wanting to ask. When using a tarp with side tie-outs, how many and what lengths of cord should one carry? I'm thinking about a Warbonnet Superfly for my AT thru-hike, and I don't want to carry more than I need to.

    I'm curious too. I made my lines on site as needed. I am replacing them with zing-it and found some are 12 feet others are 6 feet. I think more is better.

    What is the average length ? 8',6', or 12'? I know some use two 12' for porch mode. I have 8 guy lines and 4 side pulls.

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    New to tarps... I understand the different types of pitch with full ridgeline (under and over), end lines, and so on. What would you suggest though? My thought would be to use full ridgeline under the tarp if snow is expected.
    Is there any other consideration that should be taken into account when choosing which pitch type?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Federico View Post
    New to tarps... I understand the different types of pitch with full ridgeline (under and over), end lines, and so on. What would you suggest though? My thought would be to use full ridgeline under the tarp if snow is expected.
    Is there any other consideration that should be taken into account when choosing which pitch type?
    If your tarp has a cat-cut ridgeline then the under won't work as well as the over. It would still work but not as well. There's also the possibility that rain (or melting snow) could migrate under the tarp and drip on you but that can be solved by tying a drip line just inside the tarp on each end.

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