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    My tarp suspension

    I had a few people asking questions about my suspension for my tarp, so I did a short video about how I did it. If anyone has more specific questions, just post 'em here or send me a pm.

    Last edited by Caveman; 11-25-2012 at 14:49.
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    Thanks for the video..

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    Thanks for the video. Do you always use a continuous loop for a prusik. Any experience using a soft shackle prusik? If so, do you have a preference of one over the other?

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    I've got a short leftover section of zing-it burning up my gear pile. Time to knock out some small continuous loops and maybe convert my tieouts. More projects.....just what I needed ;-)

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    Nice video.

    I use the same system for my stake tieouts.

    I put a locked brummel in both ends though. If one side is shorter and closer to where I plan on putting my stake I use that. If the other side is closer, I use that side.

    Makes it a bit easier IMHO to use.

    Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendertoe View Post
    ...I use the same system for my stake tieouts.

    I put a locked brummel in both ends though. If one side is shorter and closer to where I plan on putting my stake I use that. If the other side is closer, I use that side...
    +1 here as well.

    I've put a photo up a few times but the video does a better job. Thanks

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    That's exactly how I do my lines. Good video, I'll be referencing it in the future.
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    I haven't used short shackles, but I assume it would work pretty much the same.

    I like the suggestion about the brummel on each end, but if you have tensioners, you'd have to have them on both ends. That wouldn't be practical for my particular set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    I haven't used short shackles, but I assume it would work pretty much the same.

    I like the suggestion about the brummel on each end, but if you have tensioners, you'd have to have them on both ends. That wouldn't be practical for my particular set up.
    If you put the tensioner at the tarp tieout itself (which is also useful in snow as if the tensioner is at the stake end it can get buried and be rendered useless) you can put a brummel at both ends.

    It's worked well for me for a couple of seasons now. YMMV

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    You might be onto something here May have to try that on my next one. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tendertoe View Post
    If you put the tensioner at the tarp tieout itself (which is also useful in snow as if the tensioner is at the stake end it can get buried and be rendered useless) you can put a brummel at both ends.

    It's worked well for me for a couple of seasons now. YMMV
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