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    I often tie off to trees to go into porch mode and I find the truckers hitch excels in that regard. I just secure it with a slippery half-hitch and it's untied with a pull of the string.
    Quote Originally Posted by xcrazydx View Post
    Yeah I know what they are, I use them all the time at work. It's also known as a coonass come-a-long. It's used to put major tension or pull things over like a pulley system. It's way over kill and ridiculous for guy outs.
    You don't have to use it to its maximum capacity. My car probably does 100 mph but I don't get in and drive that fast everywhere I go. Just because it '"can" doesn't mean you "have" to.
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    On the Whoopiesling website, I found tarp tieouts, which are great. These are 8' of 1.75 yellow zing it with a zingit loop larks headed onto the line

    The idea is to larks head the loop onto the tarp's tieout loop, then all adjustments can be done under the tarp. This works very much like a UCR, but there is no long bury. Plus, there is a full 8' of line to work with if you need to tie off to a tree or rock at some distance.
    Last edited by Deacon; 12-24-2012 at 06:24.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    My car probably does 100 mph but I don't get in and drive that fast everywhere I go. Just because it '"can" doesn't mean you "have" to.

    This might explain why I have so many speeding tickets...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    I often tie off to trees to go into porch mode and I find the truckers hitch excels in that regard. I just secure it with a slippery half-hitch and it's untied with a pull of the string.


    You don't have to use it to its maximum capacity. My car probably does 100 mph but I don't get in and drive that fast everywhere I go. Just because it '"can" doesn't mean you "have" to.
    Exactly. Nothing says you gotta go full gorilla.

    Brandon uses the trucker's hitch on his tarp how-to vid.
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    I started with just using tautline hitch then upgraded to whoopies for my tarp. It works really nice actually and the bury can be fairly short when using lash-it. With that said, I am likely going to move to a line with prussik knot. HYOH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deacon View Post
    On the Whoopiesling website, I found tarp tieouts, which are great. These are 8' of 1.75 yellow zing it with a zingit loop larks headed onto the line

    The idea is to larks head the loop onto the tarp's tieout loop, then all adjustments can be done under the tarp.
    Another option I like to use if you use some shock cord to make self-tensioning lines, then you can use the prusik to loop/hook to the stake, leaving the extra cord wrapped up on the ground. No need for adjustment later since the shock cord will take up any slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michiganhanger View Post
    I have always loved using the tautline hitch- easy to tie, versatile and very adjustable! IMHO if you learn the tautline and bowline you can concur the world.
    Ever try the icicle hitch?

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    That is one sick knot I will have to fiddle with that and try it out.
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    Works great. It was created for the newer slick lines like amsteel.
    Last edited by fallkniven; 12-24-2012 at 17:05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Exactly. Nothing says you gotta go full gorilla.

    Brandon uses the trucker's hitch on his tarp how-to vid.
    I'm all or nothing, haha. I like the self tensioner because I have silnylon.

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