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    New Member Xare's Avatar
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    Lightbulb Beaded Prusik Method for my Superfly Lines

    The Beaded Prusik is an idea I came up with while playing with some line and waiting for my first hammock, tarp and supplies to arrive.

    Its basically an alternative to a using a Toggle.


    I use it to adjust and take up the slack of my Guy Lines. I am also testing it for my tarp suspension.


    First I made 12 continuous loops out of Lash-it.



    10 of them with a small bead threaded onto the loop:



    I added Loops with a locked brummel to the ends of all my lines.



    The loops are for a Cow Hitch:



    Some Call it a Larks Head



    I made some 1/8th SC loops with double fishermans knots:



    And Hitched them to my Lines as Tarp Tensioners:




    This is the basic Idea: The tail of the line is kept as part of the tensioning system.

    I have Hitched one loop over the Beaded Prusik.



    Here are my finished lines for the Superfly:





    On the left are my side pullout lines - 8 feet (used with some SC), then my four foot door guy lines, next my five foot tarp guy lines, and then to the extreme right my tarp suspension is two 10 feet lines with two normal prusik knots for the tarp attachments.
    Last edited by Xare; 05-30-2011 at 18:55.

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    Hey Xare,

    That is a good idea, nice work.
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    This is definitely an interesting and unique method of solving this problem! I think we are a little too creative for our own good on this forum.

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    New Member Xare's Avatar
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    Here we are in action.

    Its time to test it all out.





    This is a tarp tensioner attached to a stake.



    Normal Prusik for Tarp conection.



    Adjustable Beaded Prusik:



    From the Tree,



    And to the ground.



    This is a door attachment,



    For closing them up:







    You can also swing the doors inside and lock them open with the Beaded Prusik.







    The Hammock feels at home inside.








    Thanks to Shug for schooling me on hammock camping via youtube and this great site. I took ideas from Opie and used Creativekayts guy line video as a reference too.
    Last edited by Xare; 05-30-2011 at 19:16.

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    Nice work Xare.

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    Great idea! I was wrestling for a particular tarp solution and this was a perfect balance to what I needed. Thanks!
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    Nice work, those are pretty cool.
    Good luck,
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