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    Lightbulb Quick tarp/flysheet hanging

    Hi,

    I found this doodad:

    http://www.uniflame.co.jp/products/tarp.html#acce

    (It's the clippy thing that is shown holding cups onto a line, mouse over the photo for another view). On the package there is a diagram that shows it being used to hold a line around a post. I have set one up in that manner and I am sure it would work for the ridge line of a tarp.

    To use it, form a bight at the end of your line (I use a figure 8 on a bight), which can remain permanently.

    1) Run the line around a post or tree
    2) Attach the doodad to the standing line (the top of the T hangs on the line as shown in the image on the website).
    3) Clip the running end into the two semicircular hooks

    Now you have an adjustable loop around the post or tree. The two hooks slide over each other to make what is in effect a ring. The T-piece can slide along the line to adjust the tension.

    The T-piece is not flat- it is stamped so that the hooks at each end are slightly angled to allow a line to go through almost straight. I don't think it will work with thin lines. I was practicing with some 4mm cord which seemed to be the right size. Load is rated at 120kgf.

    Each doodad costs about $5, but I don't know where you'd get one outside the US (I checked REI and Amazon's website).

    HTH,

    A

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    Does your browser show this in English? Mine is in Chinese.
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    No, it's Japanese. The point of the link was just to show the photo. There's little to add to the image- you can use these things to hang mugs and things from a line, or you can use them to tie round a post or tree as I have described.

    I also had another idea, based on the Clamcleats LineLok (the one that you all are buying in the Glow-in-the-dark version):

    http://www.cleats.co.uk/home/details.asp?id=2

    In the diagram at the point marked "3", instead of threading the line through the hole and tying a stopper knot you could attach a mini-biner. Form a bight in the end of the line (instead of the stopper knot) then wrap the line around the tree/post and clip into the biner. Or attach a mini-biner to the line, wrap it around the post and clip the biner to the hole in the LineLok. Then you get the adjustability of the LineLok on your tarp ridge line. (The other tarp lines can be tied conventionally as they can go round a tent peg as normal).

    Of course, most of this is just hot air as I cannot easily go out and try it.

    A

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    Quote Originally Posted by ame View Post
    No, it's Japanese. The point of the link was just to show the photo. There's little to add to the image- you can use these things to hang mugs and things from a line, or you can use them to tie round a post or tree as I have described.

    I also had another idea, based on the Clamcleats LineLok (the one that you all are buying in the Glow-in-the-dark version):

    http://www.cleats.co.uk/home/details.asp?id=2

    In the diagram at the point marked "3", instead of threading the line through the hole and tying a stopper knot you could attach a mini-biner. Form a bight in the end of the line (instead of the stopper knot) then wrap the line around the tree/post and clip into the biner. Or attach a mini-biner to the line, wrap it around the post and clip the biner to the hole in the LineLok. Then you get the adjustability of the LineLok on your tarp ridge line. (The other tarp lines can be tied conventionally as they can go round a tent peg as normal).

    Of course, most of this is just hot air as I cannot easily go out and try it.

    A
    I have some of those camcleats and use them with 2mm Spectra for pegging out the tarp. Personally I find the Niteize figure of 8 to efficient for the ridge line. I will however try out your idea as it could provide an even lighter alternative.

    Nigel

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    Oh cool! So maybe I'm not crazy after all. At least, we'll all know after the test.

    Thanks, and please report back!

    A

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    They look quite cute, but they seem inherently weak due to the split-ring arrangement. I'd stick with Figure 9s from Nite Ize. They're cheaper ($2 at REI), even simpler (no moving parts) and as secure as anything you'll ever find for the application.
    Last edited by Just Jeff; 12-31-2007 at 19:20. Reason: Fixed link
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    Neat little trick. Thanks!

    They are made of duraluminum, & weigh 10 grams each.

    I use mini biners to hang stuff from my ridgeline, but these could have uses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skskinner View Post
    Does your browser show this in English? Mine is in Chinese.
    i cant believ you dont know the difference between japanese and chinese
    just kiddin bro.my browser was in japanese to neo
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    have a look at these, i have the other cleats that are sold on this site, i`ll be buying some of this type soon.

    http://www.rvops.co.uk/sleeping-cook...leat-1797.html

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    I like this line: Trust us when we tell you the small cleat is an absolute essential for the erecting of your poncho.

    *Nothing worse than "ERECTING Dysfunction"

    If I were a Bungee kind of guy I would certainly invest in a few of those... Will keep them in mind however...
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