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    1/8 shockcord

    1/8 Shockcord for two underquilts... dunno how much i need for that. 20'?

    I have silnylon in black and blaze orange if a trade is possible, lemme know.
    if not lemme know price.
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    Are you running the cord the length of the quilt or just from the corners up to the suspension? If it is just from the corners 20' will be enough I think.
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    I use between 15' and 17'. There needs to be some tension on the cord to suspend it at the right height. I secure mine to the line just outside of the knot on my gathered end hammock. I used a cord lock so I could get the tension right on it and left a little extra line "just in case".
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    Red face thank you. thank you. thank you.

    i read that i could get away with just using it on the corners.
    thanks everyone 4 the response. ill head 2 rei later this week..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruinfan View Post
    i read that i could get away with just using it on the corners.
    thanks everyone 4 the response. ill head 2 rei later this week..
    Just my 2 cents here, but...
    You can get away with using it on just the corners, but when I tried that approach I could not slide the UQ up and down to fit as easily as having the cord in a channel. You may want to reconsider the relatively small increase in cost and weight for a lot less stress and a lot more comfort.
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    i know my local craft store caries rolls and rools of shock cord, about 20 diffrent colors

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    All those places are expensive. I just ordered 500' for $40 yesterday on amazon. You can also find 100' rolls for around $10... No need to spend more than necessary...
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    thanks guys. gunna buy 100' online and put cord around the whole thing.

    have fun, be safe.
    or have safe, be fun.
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    Would you mind linking the one you found?

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