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    Packing of tarp lines

    I have seen a picture series or video where someone explained his solution of how to pack the tarp tension lines
    - He had sewn a elastic band to small pieces of Velcro, one for each attachment point.

    Do someone recall the right post?


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    That's one of many ways it can be done. Personally, I just stuff the whole thing, tarp and lines, into the stuff sack for the tarp. Works for me, but, as always, HYOH.
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    Tarp lines IMHO should not be removed from the tarp. They are part of the tarp, in fact should be built into the tarp. So packing tarp lines is just a part of packing the tarp.

    This is a no brainer really, even if you have some ridiculously over complicated system, just put your crap in a bag and carry it.

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    Much of the cordage being used is low memory so it really doesn't tangle very much. You don't have to wrap them.

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    I tend to simply figure eight all my guylines and they wrap down neatly.
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    On my superfly there are some velcro tabs, that allow me to just strap up each line separately. I'm sure that they can be made easily, but they were bought from walmart or home depot.

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    I put my lines and all in the bag when I pack it. Is it ok to store the tarp in the bag when at home or should it be out like a sleeping bag?

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    I hank them up in a figure 8 around my thumb and pinky and then finish with a slippery hitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Ring View Post
    I put my lines and all in the bag when I pack it. Is it ok to store the tarp in the bag when at home or should it be out like a sleeping bag?
    If it's wet or has condensation on it, then let it air dry when you get home then repack it. I ruined a tarp - it mildewed/molded really bad because I forgot to dry it out at home. It was one of those "where's that smell coming from?" moments.
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    Yes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    I hank them up in a figure 8 around my thumb and pinky and then finish with a slippery hitch.
    Good'ol figure 8 hanks. Takes a few more seconds to break down camp, but saves time during setup. Though, I do like the idea of attaching shockcord or velcro to secure the hanks at the tarp corners. Might get around to that one day.

    Low memory, no tangle, blah blah... When I'm cold, wet, or exhausted (maybe all 3) I don't want to worry about if my guylines got tangled or not. I just want a dry place out of the wind to get warm, and now!
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