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    Rope for a tarp

    Looking for amsteel blue for my tarp. Was wondering if anyone lives close to Columbus,GA. who some amsteel blue rope for sale? I really need it by Thru. because we have a backpacking trip. IF not I'll just use my tent.Thanks for your help.HS

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    Amsteel isn't generally used for tarps. It's overkill both in terms of strength and weight. Zing-It is more common if you want to use cord that's also made of dyneema, but is small enough for tarp use.

    If you have a trip, just get some braided mason line from a hardware store and tie the tarp with it. It won't last as long as zing-it, but is fine for several trips and is cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Amsteel isn't generally used for tarps. It's overkill both in terms of strength and weight. Zing-It is more common if you want to use cord that's also made of dyneema, but is small enough for tarp use.

    If you have a trip, just get some braided mason line from a hardware store and tie the tarp with it. It won't last as long as zing-it, but is fine for several trips and is cheap.
    Thanks angrysparrow.. where can i get Zing-it?

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    Most of the vendors here on the forum sell it.

    It look like Redden Marine has 180' spools listed for about $20 -
    http://www.reddenmarine.com/samson-rope-zing-it.html
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    You can also experiment with braided mason line from Home improvement stores. A little delicate but it works. Lawson equipment sells glowire that is popular like zing-it.

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