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    Rigging for Foul Weather

    Hi Guys,
    When you know there's a good chance the weather will turn bad on an outing but the call of the Piney Woods is just too strong. What rigging changes do you make, if any?

    Pre-trip, Pull out the big tarp. Beef up the ridge line with something thicker?
    Carry a larger assortment of stakes?

    Would a tarp hold a bigger snow load if the ridgeline was under vs over?

    Any suggestions and ideas welcome.

    thanks

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    Heavy rain or snow can abruptly end your ride. Always make sure you only ride if you have good visibility. Also be aware of what other drivers can or cannot see from their vehicles. I recommend using “Rain X” and make sure your headlamp is working properly. Ditch the tinted visors and go with clear, as well as keep your helmet in good clean order.

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    about the above post

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    about the above post
    same here

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    THe title of the op is "ridding for fowl weather" where it should have been rigging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aBRG2far View Post
    THe title of the op is "ridding for fowl weather" where it should have been rigging.
    Thanks to the mod that corrected my spelling in the title.

    It was late and I had been on HF for about 6 hours(new member, think kid in candy store) reading and soaking up all the awesome advice and suggestions I could.

    I am really interested in getting out this winter and doing some over-nighters with short hikes and hangs.
    So what I am really looking for is advice on prepping my rig to handle a storm. Whether it be rain, wind, snow or all the above.

    What kind of line do you use for your RL?

    I use Zing-It and my line never got wet under the tarp. -Rug
    Rug, is zing-it the same as amsteel? For some reason I thought most were using amsteel for their ridgeline.

    Thanks everyone for your ideas and sorry if these questions are a little on the newbie side.

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    As humerus as the typo above was, considering the condition of your transportation (ie getting back out) makes sound sense. A full fuel tank, good wipers with antifreeze windshield cleaner, a good scaper, ect.

    Funny how little mistakes like a misspelling make you think.

    On a tarp note, we learned in The Gorge that thick duff makes for handling high winds with regular length/width stakes quite memorable, and name-changing - right Airborne?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post

    Rug, is zing-it the same as amsteel? For some reason I thought most were using amsteel for their ridgeline.

    amsteel blue 7/64 is considered overkill for anything besides hammock suspension.

    zing it, or lash it- is the same as amsteel--- the actual fibers of the cord are called dyneema.

    zing it has a smaller diameter, 1.75 mil, or 2.2. and is plenty strong for a ridgeline
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    Thanks again Shug

    Hay: I know there is a DIY of the "Pressing knot" but I can't seem to find it ? ? ?

    Link ? ? ?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    Thanks again Shug

    Hay: I know there is a DIY of the "Pressing knot" but I can't seem to find it ? ? ?

    Link ? ? ?

    Thanks

    Good site for many knots
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