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    Senior Member Theo's Avatar
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    I use doubled safety wire for splicing. Oddly enough, the small mason's line is easier for me to splice than the lager trot line stuff.

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    Mason line whoopies (and UCRs) worked fine for me as tie-outs. I do find them hard to tighten when they're already under tension, though.
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    I used my mason line for tarp tie outs. They do tangle if you are not careful. I made the ones inside rubber tubing for a litte stretch and instead of whoopies just made a small prussik that I slide down the line to adjust it.

    I also carry mason line with me every trip and have always found a reason to use it for something. Usually to hang my gravity filter, occasionally to add length to my tarp ridge line when the trees are big. Its light enough I don't mind carrying the end of a roll.

    cooldays

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    I am a big fan of mason line for many jobs around camp, bright yellow - etc. I keep a collection of micro safety pins at one end to dry things out, but as I am now getting close to 50 the high blood pressure is stealing my focus on eyesight - recently I went to EMS and picked up Green Trip Tease - From behind the counter, if they don't have it call around they can order it, It works with my cammo tarp and glows with my head lamp for those midnight trips.

    The other reason is you are under trees and some woods are very dark, trip tease is awesome.

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    Thanks for the move, mods!

    I have shock cord tensioners on the tie-outs already attached to my HH tarp, but I'm thinking I'll try adding some shock cord to a few of my mason line tie outs, just need to restock on shock cord.

    Zipper pulls are a great idea, converting the pulls on my down sweater and the fleece I usually carry is on the agenda for next week. Does anyone else have any awesome uses for this incredibly versatile cord?

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    I used pieces of the shock cord from a set of tent poles that haven't been needed for years to tie into mason line tie outs for both hammock and tarp. It is extremely light and strong enough to hold. From the school of hard knocks, I am now careful to wind them up when finished to avoid tangling.

    Happy Trails...

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    Nylon wire ties work pretty well as fids for the smaller diameter stuff.

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