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    Method for attaching tarp

    I have a continuous ridgeline setup and had been using S-Biners but I am wondering what others are doing. I'm thinking that something that is permanently attached to the ridgeline might be better so it doesn't get lost. What do you use to attach your tarp to your ridgeline?
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    I guess I'm the odd man off...I use Fig 9s on either side of the tarp, with no ridgeline running under the tarp. I just attach either end to the tree and adjust/tighten via the Fig 9s on either end.

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    I use prussiks on the ridge line and trail stick toggles to attach them to the tarp. I tried using a soft-shackle prussik for this but found them too fiddly to open and close when made of 1.7 mm Zing-it. If they're fiddly when it's warm out, they are probably impossible with cold hands. I may grab some micro biners or s biners to use instead of sticks.

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    I tie loops of cordage directly to the rings and prussic to the ridgeline.

    Does anyone have a reason why your tarp would ever need to be removed from your continuous ridgeline?

    I know different strokes for different folks, but I was contemplating attachment methods long ago and went with "permanently" attaching it to the ridgeline.

    Haven't looked back (or detached the tarp from the ridgeline) since.

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    i use tarp flyz from dutch.....titanium......cooooooooool........

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    I do not use a continuous ridgeline so I had two separate lines, one at each end of the tarp going around each tree. My method of attachment at the tree is a Figure 9 at each tree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendertoe View Post

    Does anyone have a reason why your tarp would ever need to be removed from your continuous ridgeline?
    for me, i like having the continuous ridgeline hung free of the tarp-- even if it's kept in snakeskins, or a bishop-style bag. can't really say WHY, but i like modular.
    i do find it easier to hang the ridgeline without tarp weight on it, even though its only like 13 oz.

    i leave some sort of mini-biner permanently attached to my tarps ridge tieouts to hook onto the prussiks

    *then if i need 30 ft. of cordage to play tetherball, i have it free from a tarp system
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    Tendertoe - that's a great question. I was thinking that myself.. Why am I disconnecting this anyway? Do you have any issues with adjusting the tarp position along your CRL with it permanently attached? Any trouble getting it strung up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shumway View Post
    Tendertoe - that's a great question. I was thinking that myself.. Why am I disconnecting this anyway? Do you have any issues with adjusting the tarp position along your CRL with it permanently attached? Any trouble getting it strung up?
    None whatsoever, the prussics slide easily anywhere on the CRL.

    Pull perpendicular to the ridgeline to secure and you are set.

    Save the weight from leaving the microbiners at home so you can bring the Nerf ball instead of teatherball

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    I have the Clark North American and they use a bungee system that keeps everything together. I have pics in my profile that show what I'm talking about.

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