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    I use ______ instead of prusiks on my ridgeline

    What do you use on your ridgeline instead of prusiks to keep your tarp in place?

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    I use a Distel Hitch. I have found that I can reef on it pretty hard and it won't lock up on me like a prusik. I use five wraps over one vs. the normal four over one as I'm using 1.75 zingit for both the RL and the hitch.
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    I don't use a ridgeline for my tarp.

    I have cordage attached at either end, with a plastic Figure 9 attached to the cordage.

    I simply take one end, estimate the distance I need from the tree, and attach it around the tree with the Fig 9. I then repeat and tension/adjust the distance on the other end with the Fig 9s.

    No ridgeline on my tarp, and it doesn't use the ridgeline/support from my hammock either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl View Post
    I don't use a ridgeline for my tarp.

    I have cordage attached at either end, with a plastic Figure 9 attached to the cordage.

    I simply take one end, estimate the distance I need from the tree, and attach it around the tree with the Fig 9. I then repeat and tension/adjust the distance on the other end with the Fig 9s.

    No ridgeline on my tarp, and it doesn't use the ridgeline/support from my hammock either.
    This is what I've been using the past few years.

    I do want to try the continuous ridge line though. Not sure how it will work with my maccat.

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    Kleimheist knots. They have more holding power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    Kleimheist knots. They have more holding power.
    I dig that, going to have to try those out
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    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    Kleimheist knots. They have more holding power.
    I LIKEY. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo View Post
    I dig that, going to have to try those out
    If you do, just pay attention, they can only be loaded in one direction. that means that the knots at the end of your tarp have to face each other if you know what I mean.


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    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    If you do, just pay attention, they can only be loaded in one direction. that means that the knots at the end of your tarp have to face each other if you know what I mean.

    I dont think that would be a problem, you just got to figure it out at home and then just leave the knots on the RL.

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