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    Tie out ropes

    What is everybody using for tie out ropes? (hammock and tarp)

    I'm using paracord but it sure is tangley. Ont he other hand it will hold a knot where amsteel would prefer not to.

    What do you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbo_c View Post
    What is everybody using for tie out ropes? (hammock and tarp)

    I'm using paracord but it sure is tangley. Ont he other hand it will hold a knot where amsteel would prefer not to.

    What do you use?

    Jbo
    For my tarp guy lines, I use Speer No-Tangle lines. I use Opie's ridgeline for the top/ends (1.75 mm Dyneema fiber).
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    jbo... the zing it and lash it will hold knots.
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    Using Zing-it which is 1.75mm dyneema

    BackPackingLight sells it under the name Aircore. I have purchased it under both names, same stuff.

    I believe MountainLaurelDesigns Liteline is the same also.

    It is overkill strength-wise (400 lbs.) but, it is lightweight, tangle free and will hold a knot or a figure 9. And, it will last longer than you will probably be able to go hiking.

    Ed Speer sells "No Tangle" guy lines which are a spectra core wrapped in nylon, which is a popular choice, although I haven't tried it, (275 lb).

    In general, stay away from all nylon lines as they stretch, especially when wet. Also, mason line has a reputation for tangling badly.

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    I love the feel and color of Speer No Tangle line. It has body to it.
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    Kelty TripTease Lightline for tie-outs....It's reflective, so I (and others wandering about) don't trip on it in the dark. I've had no trouble with tangling.
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    braided mason line (from your hardware store)...cheap, multicolored, easy to find and weaker than your tarp tie outs!
    and I dont have much issue with it tangling...lucky i guess
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    I just picked up some yellow Mason line at Home Depot that works perfect with micro line-locs. Previously I got Mason line from Menards that was too thin, but the HD stuff is great.

    Tangling is a non-issue for me, since I coil (around three fingers) tie-outs starting at the tarp-end and secure all lines as small "hanks." When pitching the tarp I just grab the "hank" and pull. The line extends without tangles. I also do this with large ropes, mooring lines, etc. and it saves alot of cussin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I love the feel and color of Speer No Tangle line. It has body to it.
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    I'm using all Opie's stuff and have/had no problems!

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