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Or you could just do this (see pic)!?
What I did was prior too attaching the continuous ridgeline I larksheaded the prussic to one D-ring pulled the ridgeline through (did untie this one), then I slid the other prussic off the line and used a small/short cut off end of a used pen ink tube and slid the prussic onto that , tied the larkshead to the other D-ring and then slid (took a couple tries) the prussic back onto the ridgeline!
Ok im officially going with permanent tiny spliced loops that will go behind the overhand knot i tied in the prussic. This will connect it to the tarp and the tarp to the prussic. I will use regular nacrabiners for my tree huggers. Thanks everybody who offered ideas, although i didn't adopt all your suggestions, i learned alot, which is priceless. thanks again.
Last edited by ikemouser; 04-30-2010 at 10:04.
Just mocked up the cow's hitch or larks head idea. I think I like it. This way you could get rid of the D ring and larks head a loop with a diamond knot at the end to the GG of your tarp. Then you just larks head your prussic onto the loop. As I recall fromt the narabiner testing, the diamond knot is more than strong enough here.
When I made my tarp ridgeline, I larksheaded one d-ring, then I took my other continuous loop and made a prusik onto a tube from a cheap pen. Then I larksheaded the loop to the tarp and passed the ridgeline through the tube. EASY and no knots that slip undone.
EDIT: Well, started to reply, then answered phone, came back, finished, submit and........It's already there! Oh well.
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I just use trail stick toggles, very light carry weight
Shove Prussic loop (traditional or Penberthy) through D-ring as you have pictured and insert trail stick toggle, pull tight.
If you want the tarp and ridge line permanently connected, then larks head the loop to the D-ring. Again zero added carry weight.
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