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    slings n guys

    Wanted to post my gratitude for the whoopie slings and tarp guy lines I got from opie, and also for online instructions on his website that helped me create a ridgeline with the zing it from the group buy.

    I set up in the rain and had no troubles - everything went smoothly, and being able to adjust the tarp back and forth without undoing all the guys (they were all on tensioners and adjusted themselves well) was really nice, as was being able to tighten up the lines from underneath the tarp.

    My only goof was not tying drip strings on the whoopie slings - the ends of the hammock got a little damp. But the slings held nicely despite all my rustling around and rolling about trying to get sleep while the rain kept stopping and starting all night.

    Second night I actually pitched the tarp on the ground in a really open grassy area the group was supposed to camp in - designated campgrounds really are the pits - and the guylines were again really simple to use, no knots anywhere and stayed tight all night but actually saved me from an uprooted stake by giving when I fell against a tight line - the prussik slid instead of the line dragging the whole shelter down on top of me.

    Some time when I have more cash on hand, I will probably be getting more guy lines for the larger tarp. Thanks opie!

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    Lori, thank you for the update. I'm happy to hear the guy line worked like it is supposed to and you didn't ruin your tarp or pitch.

    Would you mind posting this or C&P paste your review into the testimonials page on my website?
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    slings n guys?

    Somehow, in my early morning fog, this subject line had me going elsewhere
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    Me too. I'm glad I wasn't the only one.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Me too. I'm glad I wasn't the only one.
    I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    I don't get it.

    Gringo the Pure
    age does that.

    so I'm told…..
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    You guys! :P

    Cut and pasted and tidied up to shorten it.

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    Thanks lori.... Let me know if you need anything else.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Added a ring to my whoopie and put a continual look larkshead to my whipping ... not much weight. Had water running down the line and I do not like drip-strings. I am happy now.
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    Shug could you post a picture to give me a visual of what you just said? I'm a total newbie but am already thinking about modifications and one of them is the Whoopie slings. Thanks!

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