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    Senior Member DiscoveryDiver's Avatar
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    Anyone add guyline storage bags to their tarps...?

    I'm sweating the thought of adding some DIY storage bags to my new Superfly, which I haven't even pitched yet

    ...just for the 4 corners...

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    I find a plastic bag looped over the ridge line works fine and lasts for weeks anyways. Not pretty and I've often thought of making a dedicated, "pretty" bag, but never got to it.
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    Another option

    is to attach 1/8" shockcord loops with mini cordlocks at each tie-out point and gather the guylines via flaking around your thumb and little finger, then secure with the loop.

    This will probably irk the gram-weenies, but I are not one. And like you, I am still outfitting my SF, with no actual setup in the piney woods as yet.

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    too lazy to sew a bunch of mini-ditty bags for cords.

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    I built pockets for my guy lines into my corner reinforcements.

    You can see where the stitching stops and leaves a gap in the middle.
    I've read others report that the lines fall out of the pocket easily, but mine stay stowed pretty well.
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    I did exactly that once, little bags hanging off each guyline attachment point to stuff the rolled up guyline in.

    In the end I found it more time consuming to stuff the cord roll in than was worth the time, or the (small) weight. If I bundle the cord using the figure-8 round a couple of fingers technique, it stays bundled and doesn't tangle up.

    I do like the pockets that HH and some DIY tarps have. If I ever get around to making a tarp I might put those in.
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    I don't think I would like storage "bags" haging from the corners, but I think the built in corner storage on the corners like rjcress & HH leaves you w/ a neat package.
    But as I used them in the field it seamed to time consuming trying to stuff the guy lines into those small pockets unless I secured them into a bundle first. Then I could easily stick them into the corner storage.
    But, since I use a snake skin, it works just as well to simply pull the snake skin over the exposed (& secured) bundles of guy line hanging from each corner, with out using the corner storage. So personally, that's what I have become happy with. You still have a nice, neat package when you deploy the snake skins, with out the extra steep of putting them into & taking them out of the pockets.
    Just my thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    I don't think I would like storage "bags" haging from the corners, but I think the built in corner storage on the corners like rjcress & HH leaves you w/ a neat package.
    But as I used them in the field it seamed to time consuming trying to stuff the guy lines into those small pockets unless I secured them into a bundle first. Then I could easily stick them into the corner storage.
    But, since I use a snake skin, it works just as well to simply pull the snake skin over the exposed (& secured) bundles of guy line hanging from each corner, with out using the corner storage. So personally, that's what I have become happy with. You still have a nice, neat package when you deploy the snake skins, with out the extra steep of putting them into & taking them out of the pockets.
    Just my thoughts.
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    I added a SMALL length of elastic band on the hem to store the bundled line.
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    For one tarp I combined tie-out reinforcements of pack cloth with a small bag with snap closure to hold the line wrapped around a MSR Groundhog stake, permanently attached. It's well worth the convenience of having everything to hand and doesn't add much weight. That tarp only needs one tie-out on each side, so using fewer stakes more than compensates for the weight of the pocket. The tie-out line is secured to the tarp with a short piece of line with a Penberthy knot, so it's adjustable from under the tarp. The rest of the line (past the Penberthy) can be used for a tie-down to a rock bag (12" square of nylon), which is adjustable with a line-loc. Everything stores in the 2.5"x 7.5" pocket, which is sewn along the edge of the tarp. So far (3 years use) the tarp has slid smoothly in and out of snakeskins every time, despite the small additional bulk of the pockets.

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    I don't use any pockets or attach them to anything. I use the Speer no tangle line and just pull the lines out. First time my gf saw the mess of lines she knew she would be there forever undoing them. She was so surprised at how easy it was to untangle them
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