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    I started out with a slippery taut line hitch, worked perfectly, but hard to untie with cold fingers. Went to figure-nines, which worked great, but you have to carry them seperate. Dutch Flyz solved all these problems. I use what used to be called Speer no-tangle line, I believe the trade name is spectra.

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    i posted this on another thread. at about the 1 minute, you can find
    some details on using prussicks at the ridgeline and tieouts.
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    I use Prussics at the stakes, a Bowline on one side of the ridgeline, and a Trucker's or Blake's on the other end.

    Knots are just the best!
    how do you get the forest ready for the party?
    ...you spruce it up!

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    i think that there's a good argument to be made for the hardware approch. general accepted approch to rigging seems to be that smaller diameter cordage is the norm. the smaller the line the more "fiddly" the knot. this is probably not much of an issue if it's dry with warm temps. imho, when you have to throw up the tarp to find some shelter from a rain squall. the hardware augmented ridge line would save a lot of greif. and with such hardware..once tied off there's no slippage. one less thing to second guess.

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    I think it comes down to comfort of the person. I grrew up tying knots. I can often be found playing with some cord and practicing or learning or inventing new knots. The cord is also of upmost importance. Some knots do better or worse on specific types of cord. My tie outs use cord designed for saiing. It is incredibly strong, lightweight, ties and unties easily when wet or frozen. Because of my skill and choice of cordage, knots are the best, easiest, and lightest option. Change the materials or the person and it is very different.

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    I use Dutches tarp flyz. I used to always be a knot guy but now I guess I spoiled myself and I'm never going back. Extremely simple, I never have to worry about it slipping, they are practically weightless, plus I just think they are cool hah
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    Quote Originally Posted by DuctTape View Post
    I think it comes down to comfort of the person. I grrew up tying knots. I can often be found playing with some cord and practicing or learning or inventing new knots. The cord is also of upmost importance. Some knots do better or worse on specific types of cord. My tie outs use cord designed for saiing. It is incredibly strong, lightweight, ties and unties easily when wet or frozen. Because of my skill and choice of cordage, knots are the best, easiest, and lightest option. Change the materials or the person and it is very different.
    i'm the same way. while watching movies, or waiting for water to boil, i'm practicing knots. when you're out and about, this definitely pays off.
    how do you get the forest ready for the party?
    ...you spruce it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by graelb View Post
    Definitely have no idea what a dutch fly is...

    And how would you use the figure nine to tighten down the tarp so it's not loose on the ridgeline? I use clove hitches on the stakes and just move them to tighten them up, but I have a hard time getting the ridgeline tight.

    Note, I'm using two individual tieouts for the ridgeline
    I'm not sure if you are using a line running under the tarp, but assuming you are, then as I understand it, attach the tie outs to prussiks on the ridgeline using small biners or whatever. Pull on the prussiks to adjust and tighten the tarp. Dejoha has diagrams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rip waverly View Post


    i posted this on another thread. at about the 1 minute, you can find
    some details on using prussicks at the ridgeline and tieouts.
    I'm trying to figure out how you tied the prussiks to the tie outs, or maybe the better question, in what order? Looks like a single prussik (?) at the tie out and the main prussik on the line. I don't see how this can be done. What am I missing?

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