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    Length of guylines?

    Is there a "standard" length that most folks make their tarp guylines?

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    I don't know about standard but I usually make mine long enough to stake out with my hiking poles in porch mode. 6ft maybe give or take 6in or so with some pre tied loops in them.
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    I don't know about a single standard length. My philosophy on such things, guy lines, tree hugger straps, tent stakes, etc., is not to have them all the exact same. Thus, I have some flexibility.

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    I like 10' lines, and if I need more its easy enough to use a slippery sheet bend to hook two together.
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    I use 8', 6 is usually ok...but I like the extra...just in case
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    I use 8' self tensioning lines.

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    I have some 8' and some 10' self tensioning lines that I use. Never have needed longer than that, always could have gotten away with less. I prefer it this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukedante View Post
    I have some 8' and some 10' self tensioning lines that I use. Never have needed longer than that, always could have gotten away with less. I prefer it this way.
    +1 to this for me as well. Seems to work fine.
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    Wow, I'm always 10+ since I have trouble finding trees/branches close enough for when I want to do an open porch. Using my trekking sticks isn't really tall enough.

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    6 foot (cuts down on some of tange). Then I carry 2 -10 foot pieces of ZingIt with fixed eyes on each end, that I can use as extensions. They weight almost nothing, take up 0 "real" space and can be used for many other things.
    HOWEVER, the extra 4' of line in going from 6-10 feet is not that big of deal in weight or size. You could do what I did first - place 6' lines on one side and 10' on the other. My guy lines are larks headed on, so easily swapable.

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