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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    What aobut the cows hitch from this thread?

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    looks like a simple lark's head to me.
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    Or you could just do this (see pic)!?
    What I did was prior too attaching the continuous ridgeline I larksheaded the prussic to one D-ring pulled the ridgeline through (did untie this one), then I slid the other prussic off the line and used a small/short cut off end of a used pen ink tube and slid the prussic onto that , tied the larkshead to the other D-ring and then slid (took a couple tries) the prussic back onto the ridgeline!
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    Ok im officially going with permanent tiny spliced loops that will go behind the overhand knot i tied in the prussic. This will connect it to the tarp and the tarp to the prussic. I will use regular nacrabiners for my tree huggers. Thanks everybody who offered ideas, although i didn't adopt all your suggestions, i learned alot, which is priceless. thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Bear View Post
    Or you could just do this (see pic)!?
    What I did was prior too attaching the continuous ridgeline I larksheaded the prussic to one D-ring pulled the ridgeline through (did untie this one), then I slid the other prussic off the line and used a small/short cut off end of a used pen ink tube and slid the prussic onto that , tied the larkshead to the other D-ring and then slid (took a couple tries) the prussic back onto the ridgeline!
    exactly what i was looking for, i assume your using dynaglide/amsteel. perfect, thanks. Just what i was looking for, no increase in weight. Even better than the continuous loop b/c no weight added. are you using dynaglide 2.2mm? I knew there was a way to do this, but it had never occured to me to use the pen, the pen was the part i was missing.
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    Just mocked up the cow's hitch or larks head idea. I think I like it. This way you could get rid of the D ring and larks head a loop with a diamond knot at the end to the GG of your tarp. Then you just larks head your prussic onto the loop. As I recall fromt the narabiner testing, the diamond knot is more than strong enough here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    exactly what i was looking for, i assume your using dynaglide/amsteel. perfect, thanks. Just what i was looking for, no increase in weight. Even better than the continuous loop b/c no weight added. are you using dynaglide 2.2mm? I knew there was a way to do this, but it had never occured to me to use the pen, the pen was the part i was missing.
    Actually to be honest I don't know what it is!? It's Opies ridgeline kit if that help's!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    I knew there was a way to do this, but it had never occured to me to use the pen, the pen was the part i was missing.
    You can use anything that is of a small diameter, I just had a used pen ink cartridge around, I tried using it whole (without cutting it) and was hard to fit through the prussic/continuous loop so I cut it so that it would fit!
    Glad to help!!!!!!!!

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    When I made my tarp ridgeline, I larksheaded one d-ring, then I took my other continuous loop and made a prusik onto a tube from a cheap pen. Then I larksheaded the loop to the tarp and passed the ridgeline through the tube. EASY and no knots that slip undone.

    EDIT: Well, started to reply, then answered phone, came back, finished, submit and........It's already there! Oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melz View Post
    Just mocked up the cow's hitch or larks head idea. I think I like it. This way you could get rid of the D ring and larks head a loop with a diamond knot at the end to the GG of your tarp. Then you just larks head your prussic onto the loop. As I recall fromt the narabiner testing, the diamond knot is more than strong enough here.
    DSC_3830.jpg
    excellent idea.i like it.the two piece nacrabiner.that pic is worth a thousand words
    i may sew them right to my tarp,next to the loops

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    Hey guys, in my efforts to simplify my setup process, i am trying to get rid of my toggle setup for my continuous tarp ridgeline. Basically i use two toggles connected to my tarp drings on either side of the tarp. These toggles connect to the prussic and allow the tarp to slide left and right along the ridgeline so i can align it over my hammock.

    I am looking for a knot that i can tie here:
    (fyi, the overhand knot can be undone and the two ends of the line that makes up the prussic will be seperated)


    That will allow me to not have to use toggles and will just stay connected to the tarp dring for good. Something strong. TeeDee if your out there i could use your expertise! =P Thanks!
    Don't understand the problem.

    I just use trail stick toggles, very light carry weight

    Shove Prussic loop (traditional or Penberthy) through D-ring as you have pictured and insert trail stick toggle, pull tight.

    If you want the tarp and ridge line permanently connected, then larks head the loop to the D-ring. Again zero added carry weight.
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