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    what to do with guy lines?

    Ok I have the nite ez adjustable biner with cords I tied one end to the tarp ends then clipped the biner to the stake. When I took it down and put it away all the guy lines got tangled. So now I tied one end to the stake and will clip it to the tarp, when I take it down I willunclip from tarp, wind the cord around each stake to put away. Is there an easier way without tangled lines?
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    i use tarp skins and everything stays pretty tangle free in them, but before that i "hanked my cord", and still do with my ridge line cords. On youtube if you search hanking rope you will find some videos demonstrating (the bushcraft guys know what im talking about), i do it a bit differently than most ive seen. it takes some practice but you can do it pretty fast with some practice. Maybe ill make a video showing how i do it, because i just wouldnt know how to explain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yooz85 View Post
    i use tarp skins and everything stays pretty tangle free in them, but before that i "hanked my cord", and still do with my ridge line cords. On youtube if you search hanking rope you will find some videos demonstrating (the bushcraft guys know what im talking about), i do it a bit differently than most ive seen. it takes some practice but you can do it pretty fast with some practice. Maybe ill make a video showing how i do it, because i just wouldnt know how to explain.
    Might try the snake skins, I really want fast and easy up and down.
    When I was a kid the only time we were in the house was to eat and sleep.

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    i use the wilderness logics skins, but i have been hearing great things about the Mountain Goat gear sleeves!

    Quote Originally Posted by doc17th View Post
    Might try the snake skins, I really want fast and easy up and down.
    check out my youtube channel! Trip Reports and hammock talk.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/creekcrossings

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    I am cheap, so I started using the "figure 8 wind" to wrap up my guy lines (really any cord). I forget where I saw this first, but you take two fingers then simply wind your cord around them using a figure 8 pattern.

    It would seem like it would just make a tangled mess, but it actually works. When you go to deploy, you can just toss the line out and you are ready to go.

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    what to do with guy lines?

    After I wrap them figure 8 style I put a cheap hair band around them.

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    I have learned and tried quite a few ways to store cordage (fireman, climber, sailor, etc). The easiest way I have found is to fold your cord in half until you have the smallest length that you can tie an overhand knot in and tie one in it.

    It's fast, easy, and your cord doesn't tangle. Frankly, when I tried this, I didn't think it would work. Now that I've used it for a long time, I don't think there is a simpler, faster way to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sargevining View Post
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    Figure 8 hanking is what I do for all the cordage I carry. I do tend to do it with my tarp lines even thought I use tarp sleeves. I have not had any tangles just using the sleeves but I still find it easier to have the lines organized. I can hank an 8 foot line in under 10 seconds so I don't see a down side to doing it. I also like leaving my tarp lines permanently attached to the tarp so they don't get lost.
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