I do agree with the previous assumptions that deep cold doesn't help d-rings. To add to this topic. If a person were using a silnylon tarp, it most likely would have been stretched like crazy because of the winds.
Cuben is cool stuff.
My saw blade snapped that day too. As did a couple stakes trying to pound them into that frozen ground. I'd have to say it was the cold that gotcha. A key ring would be a good quick replacement, still giving you that fail-safe.
I always kept the plastic D rings off my tarps till I ordered a couple of cuben's off HG and they came with the D rings on them,,and I threatened to cut them off and just use the gross grain ribbon which always works fine for me,,,,still wanting to cut them off, but now I think I will just leave them on till they break as a fail safe. When they break,,will just put my tarp flyz and prussics on my tie outs on thru the ribbons and just say to heck with the D rings as like I always did before. I have no long term faith in plastic outdoors over time.
Peggy & Russ --The Jerzybears -
I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things.
On the positive side - it sure was nice to be able to be able to see the nearly full moon through the tarp and my 20* Phoenix with a 2 oz. over-stuff kept me toasty warm down to 5*
see you on the trail,
There are times that the only way you can do something is alone – that waiting on the convenience of others means that a lot of opportunities will pass you by
Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool.” ― Mark Twain
Who cares about showers, gourmet food, using flush toilets. Just keep on walking and being away from it all.