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    I just bought some 3/32". Quest Outfitters. Nonreflective.

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    Follow-up question: For weight-reduction purposes, I assume you're not running shock cord all the way out to the stakes. I think there's a length of shock cord sheet bended to a length of regular tarp line.

    Is there a consensus of what length of shock cord is needed? I was speculating that 2-3 feet would be adequate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurningCedar View Post
    Follow-up question:
    Is there a consensus of what length of shock cord is needed? I was speculating that 2-3 feet would be adequate.
    Good point, I never thought of that. I was assuming 4-5 feet would be needed. What is everyone else using?

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    Our good buddy Hawkeye did a nice video of one way to go them that I think looks interesting---he says about 18 inches.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    Our good buddy Hawkeye did a nice video of one way to go them that I think looks interesting---he says about 18 inches.

    Paul - It says the video is not available. Is there a link to it?

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    added link in last post.
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    Sorry, I don't think I was being clear in my original post. I'm talking about the tarp pullouts mentioned in Shug's video at 6:33 on Part 5 of his Hammock How tos:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz4H0...ayer_embedded#!

    Not tarp tensioners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak52580 View Post
    Sorry, I don't think I was being clear in my original post. I'm talking about the tarp pullouts mentioned in Shug's video at 6:33 on Part 5 of his Hammock How tos:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz4H0...ayer_embedded#!

    Not tarp tensioners.
    Those are 1/8 inch bungees and I made the ones I use 6 foot long

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    AHHHH sorry, then yah probably more in the 4-6 foot range.
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    The shock cords I installed on tarp from MountainFitter were about 4 feet long, and I take them all the way to the stakes. No other cord on the tarp right now but the shock cords. Worked fantastically in the rain two nights!
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