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    Red face Do you leave you Guyslines on your tarp

    Hey,
    I just got my Superfly (wow, it's awesome)
    but was wondering, do you leave you guylines on your tarps when you put them back in the stuff sac?

    If not, what do you do with them?

    How do you get them to not get tangled.
    I leave my lines on my Profly and they get a bit tangled up in the bag, and I was wondering if you take them off, they would still get tangled up?

    sorry for being a noob,

    Bill

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    Senior Member Hooch's Avatar
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    Leave 'em on, roll 'em up, tie 'em off, and stuff it in. When ready for use, reverse it.
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    I leave them on and just stuff it with them. Luckily for me it barely ever gets tangled when i take it back out.

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    I leave mine on and loop them in a figure 8 around my fingers and tie them off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I leave mine on and loop them in a figure 8 around my fingers and tie them off.
    +1 on this. Once you get the hang of it this makes set up super quick and hassel free.

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    Thumbs up

    Great question! I'm enjoying reading what others do.

    I have some "no tangle" lines on my OES rainfly. I learned the hard way that they tangle just fine! Was in a cold rain with hail, trying to untangle the #@*%^! things in a hurry with cold fingers. Never want to do that again!

    For the time being, I attached a small piece of light-weight "velcro" to the rainfly D-rings. I wrap each line around my fingers, then use the velcro to attach each loop of line to each D-ring.

    Works okay, but I'm kinda liking what I read below about using shock cord instead. Velcro can be hard to manage with cold fingers in the dark, too.

    In the meantime, I also started using my snake skins on my rainfly alone. I could see that simply rolling the lines up with the rainfly might prevent tangling and do away with all looping and fastening to boot. Might try that on my next trip.

    So much helpful info on HF!!!

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    +1 on MAD777 technique. They are left on and hanked for storage.
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    +1 on the MAD777 technique.
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    +1 on the figure 8 technique. Use it all the time.
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    I roll my tarp and tie it up with two small pieces of shock cord with cord locks. When I'm rolling my tarp I start at one corner and just roll the lines up with it. (Knock on wood) I've never tangled a line doing it this way.
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