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  1. #171

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    I think the Hammock Forum store has them also.
    "...With saddle and pack, by paddle and track, let's go to the land of beyond."

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    I've held out with a no-hardware guyline system until seeing this thread recently, thinking it sounded like a good cold weather option. After using it, I'm making it my standard/year-round setup with 1/8" shock cord and Kelty Triptease. Very little added weight, very easy to adjust from under the tarp, and self tensioning without moving the stake - and no slippage yet. What's not to like?

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    I went with this system just like the OP (2.2 zing it and 3/32" cord). It works great. I have had my Cloudburst set up for 10 days and no slippage.
    I do have one cool mod I made, but don't have pics, so I will hold off until I get some evidence of the awesomeness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atrane21 View Post
    Dutch's website has them. Dutchwaregear.com
    Are these the smallest locks? 1-3mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daverr View Post
    Are these the smallest locks? 1-3mm?
    Correct. They are the ones that work well with zing it and lash it.

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    I got my glow in the dark mini line locs and shock cord from HF store yesterday. Put them on my WL Big Daddy tarp last night. I was trying to go with just a tautline knot on my guylines, but it kept slipping. Another HF member told me about Line Locs while at a recent hang. Then I remembered this thread about the Line Locs & shock cord. Now I have Dutch tarp flyz on my ridgeline, and the Line Locs on my guylines. Oh, and I can't forget.....Pawn bags on the guylines also. Love the Pawn bags!
    "We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love.... and then we return home."
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  7. #177

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    What's a pawn bag? Do I want one?
    Are you going to make me do a search?
    "...With saddle and pack, by paddle and track, let's go to the land of beyond."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passinthru View Post
    What's a pawn bag? Do I want one?
    Are you going to make me do a search?
    Thar she be.
    http://godgunspoliticsandhammockcamp...pawn-bags.html

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    One problem you may run into is that, when wet and cold, shock cord loses most of its stretchiness. In addition, it's not as strong as the actual tie-out cord, which can be an issue in strong winds.

    To mitigate those problems, attach the tie-out cord AND the shock cord to the tarp D-ring. Tie a loop in the tie-out cord about 6-8 inches from the D-ring. Then, tie the other end of the shock cord to the loop so that the cord has slack between the loop and the D-ring.

    With that system, the cord can only stretch a fixed distance, still retains all of the strength of the tie-out cord, and works even when your shock cord has lost it's stretchiness or breaks.

    PS Learned this the hard way. Shock cord broke in the wind.
    I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour. I dropped it carelessly, Ah! I didn't know, I held opportunity. -Hazel Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by sliver View Post
    One problem you may run into is that, when wet and cold, shock cord loses most of its stretchiness. In addition, it's not as strong as the actual tie-out cord, which can be an issue in strong winds.

    To mitigate those problems, attach the tie-out cord AND the shock cord to the tarp D-ring. Tie a loop in the tie-out cord about 6-8 inches from the D-ring. Then, tie the other end of the shock cord to the loop so that the cord has slack between the loop and the D-ring.

    With that system, the cord can only stretch a fixed distance, still retains all of the strength of the tie-out cord, and works even when your shock cord has lost it's stretchiness or breaks.

    PS Learned this the hard way. Shock cord broke in the wind.
    Can you post a photo of your setup, Silver? I'm mildly concerned about the shock cord breakage. I'm trying visualize if you are talking about the setup that Mr. Shug talks about in this video starting around 9:15

    http://youtu.be/4GQPY5BuyPI?list=UU2...zD9YHK1IFwG7qA

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