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    inline nacrabiner

    I've started using a nacrabiner to attach one end of my ridgeline around the tree. I inadvertently dropped it while packing up my tarp the other day...thankfully while at home. This got me thinking about how to attach it to prevent this. This is what I came up with. I just spliced another piece of 1.75 zing-it into the end of my ridgeline to make it. I think it should work...any thoughts to the contrary?
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    DSC_3840.jpg coffee cup if filling for a tree here

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    Very cool idea!! I still haven't had an opportunity to try and make one of these, but would get rid of the biner at the one end of my Tarp Ridgeline thats for sure!!!!!

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    A bowline will do the exact same thing, a large bowline. And you can't drop it. While the nacabiner is bada**, and it has its place, u don't want to be losing things on the trail wher eyou may not be able to improvise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    A bowline will do the exact same thing, a large bowline. And you can't drop it. While the nacabiner is bada**, and it has its place, u don't want to be losing things on the trail wher eyou may not be able to improvise.
    Very true!! But I would think that carrying an extra wouldn't hurt as they probably weigh next too nothing?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    A bowline will do the exact same thing, a large bowline. And you can't drop it. While the nacabiner is bada**, and it has its place, u don't want to be losing things on the trail wher eyou may not be able to improvise.
    If I undstand how your using a large bowline, I don't think it's quite the same. This way you don't have to feed everything through your loop in your bowline. Not bad if your ridgeline is on its own and you attach your tarp to it after it's hung but a little more of an operation if your leaving your tarp attached to your prussics permanently.

    This whole idea of this was to avoid loosing a nacrabiner...this way it's integrated into the end of the line, if you loose it you've lost your whole ridgeline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melz View Post
    If I undstand how your using a large bowline, I don't think it's quite the same. This way you don't have to feed everything through your loop in your bowline. Not bad if your ridgeline is on its own and you attach your tarp to it after it's hung but a little more of an operation if your leaving your tarp attached to your prussics permanently.

    This whole idea of this was to avoid loosing a nacrabiner...this way it's integrated into the end of the line, if you loose it you've lost your whole ridgeline.
    Not necessary to feed the ridge line through the bowline - simply insert a bight through the bowline, insert toggle (a small trail stick) through bight and pull bight tight.

    Faster and simpler than a nacrabiner (in-line or separate).
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    Now that you have your nacrabiner spliced in, add a stitch or two of thread along the splice to keep it there while not under tension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    Now that you have your nacrabiner spliced in, add a stitch or two of thread along the splice to keep it there while not under tension.
    I just quickly mocked this up with some scraps. I'll use a locked brummel if I decide this is what I'm going to use.

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    as i see it this is a great idea. this version of the nacra is a part of the line it can not get lost.it will allways be there, just like a loop biult on the end of the line can not get lost.with the benifit of not having to pull your entire ridgeline thru a loop.i likey.good job thanks for shareing

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    Couldn't you tie the nacrabiner on the line with a prussic or larkshead then have a fixed loop in the end of the line, so that you would go around the tree and put the nacrabiner through the fixed loop? Then you wouldn't have to worry about loosing/droping the nacrabiner?!

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