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    I'm running Glowire from Lawson Outdoor Equipment and like it a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunk View Post
    I'm running Glowire from Lawson Outdoor Equipment and like it a lot.
    How is the abrasion resistance? I have some dacron coated dyneema cord on my other tarp, and it is already showing some wear where I have pulled it tight
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkbyrd View Post
    How is the abrasion resistance? I have some dacron coated dyneema cord on my other tarp, and it is already showing some wear where I have pulled it tight
    I just started using it last fall, and I don't get out in the winter, so I can't give you a fair evaluation. With limited use it seems to be doing fine and I'm pleased with it - especially considering it was $10 with free shipping. Maybe someone who has been using it longer will chime in?

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    I have to wonder about quality if the protective Dacron is wearing. OTOH, the dyneema underneath is plenty strong and wear-resistant.

    Don't fail to have extra strength for the larger tarp / sail, unless you already have plenty.

    I'm currently enjoying that I made some tie out lines long on a tarp I'm using in porch mode on one side. Of course, I could have supplemented shorter lines, too, to reach a couple of distant sprung branches one side is tied to......and I as I think on it, thank-you, that's what I'll do; Pack a couple or few 10-20ft 200lb bs dyneema lines with fixed eyes or fishing snaps already in one end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I use that same gline. I think the correct website is ...
    http://litetrail.com/shop/litetrail-...e-cord-50-feet

    It's about the lightest stuff around that is still easy to work with.
    I used 50' of the hi-vis orange for the side and door tie-outs on my HammockGear 4-season cuben tarp.
    I use gray line for my ridgeline.

    Personally, I don't like glow in the dark reflective lines, but I don't like tripping over them either. When I shine my headlamp on the orange lines at night, I can see them, but folks in the next county cannot. Yellow Zing-it also has this quality.

    However, some folks like highly reflective lines. I can understand the advantage if you car camp in campgrounds.
    I agree with the reflective lines as well. It's nice to have with a lot of folks compacted in a small area, and probably a smart thing to have, but spread out with less chance of tripping or even stealth camping, maybe not so much.

    I use pink mason line. It looks like dayglow pink or hot pink, a bright color. I haven't broke one yet and it would be the weak link to save my tarp from ripping. The line can be seen at daytime and only can be seen with a light at night. It's light and very inexpensive. I carry 4 extra lines ~10 feet just in case I need extra long for porch mode or need some extra for my pull-outs. They are light and take very little space.
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