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    Senior Member stoikurt's Avatar
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    Did it to mine last week and tested it out in the yard. Going out next weekend for a true field test. Next project is a clone SWT. I hope Youngblood's not listening.
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    Where's every one getting this dia. shock cord? Is there anywhere local (chain stores ie: Lowes or Home Depot) or must it be ordered from the internet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex30808 View Post
    Where's every one getting this dia. shock cord? Is there anywhere local (chain stores ie: Lowes or Home Depot) or must it be ordered from the internet?
    I use the 1/8" size. I order mine from Quest Outfitters or Ebay, whichever is cheaper. I have seen it for sale in some Ace Hardware stores and my local outfitters, if they sell climbing gear and rope.
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    I bought my shock cord at Hancock Fabrics. Looks exactly like the stuff in these pictures.


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    Ace Hardware sells Coghlan's 3/16" x 18' shock cord. I can't find any specs on it but Ace's # for it is 8131708 and it's $2.99.

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    Thanks...I was at our Ace this evening getting my silicon for sealing the seams of my JRB CCT and in their "cheep stuff" bin there was a 15" X 15" bungie cargo net...I got it for $2.99...I'll take the knots out of it and I should have enough bungie for a lot of projects. If it dont work...I'll have the folks at Ace order some for me.
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    A question or 2 about the STL lines shown here.

    I'm new to hammock camping (in fact so new, that I haven't even received my hammock yet, though it is on the way), and so even basic stuff has me stumped.

    The first is a general guyline question:
    Does one keep the guyline attached to the tarp while in transport (I.e., can one keep the lines attached and throw it in the bag), or does one need to tie the lines to the tarp each time it's deployed?

    The second is a STL guyline question:
    I'm assuming, although perhaps incorrectly, that when once ties these lines and stakes them in, that the shock cord too is fully taut, and not just .

    Much appreciated.

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    I take mine off and put them in a small bag that goes in with the tarp. I just got a HH Hex fly from Heesha and it has pocktets on the corners to stow the lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clwilla View Post
    A question or 2 about the STL lines shown here.

    I'm new to hammock camping (in fact so new, that I haven't even received my hammock yet, though it is on the way), and so even basic stuff has me stumped.

    The first is a general guyline question:
    Does one keep the guyline attached to the tarp while in transport (I.e., can one keep the lines attached and throw it in the bag), or does one need to tie the lines to the tarp each time it's deployed?

    The second is a STL guyline question:
    I'm assuming, although perhaps incorrectly, that when once ties these lines and stakes them in, that the shock cord too is fully taut, and not just .

    Much appreciated.
    1. Most people keep the line attached to the tarp all the timeS.

    2. When staking out the lines, the shock cord should be at full tension, or pretty close. That's because as the fabric of the tarp stretches after being setup the tensioners will keep everything nice and taut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    1. Most people keep the line attached to the tarp all the timeS.

    2. When staking out the lines, the shock cord should be at full tension, or pretty close. That's because as the fabric of the tarp stretches after being setup the tensioners will keep everything nice and taut.
    Thanks. I though that the line, including the shock cord, should be fully taut, or as close as possible, but wanted to make sure.

    Where are you at? Your profile says Kentucky, but the Bluegrass State isn't exactly small.

    I too am in Kentucky; Wilmore to be exact. It's about 20 minutes southwest of Lexington (in Jessamine County).

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