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    Cord - Tie Outs.

    What type of cord works best for tying out a tarp? Size, material and supplier would be a great help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamboobow View Post
    What type of cord works best for tying out a tarp? Size, material and supplier would be a great help.
    I'm partial to this TripTease knockoff cording. The Speer no-tangle guyline(scroll down) is popular here too.
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    go to Quest Outfitters and purchase the chartruese with turquoise tracers line. It doesnt stretch (noticable over 10' section), and Ive held a 120# weight from it.
    #2507 nylon, $0.25 a yard. 50yds would be $12.50 But quest will ship it USPS for around $1.75
    cant beat that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    I'm partial to this TripTease knockoff cording. The Speer no-tangle guyline(scroll down) is popular here too.
    The reflective Campmor stuff holds knots really well. I think Triptease slides around in its sheath too much. The Speer No-tangle is also good stuff, holds knots well and lives up to its name. Gossamer Gear sells some good orange cord very similar to it. The stuff the Jacks use in their guylines is pretty good, too.

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    The cheap alternative is Mason Line at Home Depot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    The cheap alternative is Mason Line at Home Depot.
    I mixed a batch of silicone and mineral spirits to use for making ripstop into sil (search for posts on make your own sil, last page or so). I dropped 20 or so feet of Mason's line into the left over, let it soak a little bit, then dry. Why? to see if it made it "stiffer", it did, to see if it prevents fraying, it does, to see if it makes knots too slippery to be useful, it does not. Would I go out and mix a batch of sil just for this? Probably not, but I do have 20' to play with and use.

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    I use 550 paracord from any local outfitter. I think it's 7 cents per foot. You can strip out the insides as well to make it lighter and it'll still be really strong.


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    Check you local Walmart I use the 550 cord there it's $1.49 for 50ft. It's in the sporting goods dept.with the camping supplies.
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    Thumbs up Kelty Tripease Guyling

    I'm partial to the Kelty Triptease Guyline I get from REI. I'm blind as a bat when the sun goes down so anything at all that helps is a good idea as far as I'm concerned. You can see it HERE It's $15.00 for 50 feet.
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    I like Samson Lash-it, it is a fraction of the weight of paracord (and stronger), doesn't absorb water like paracord, doesn't stretch, and is the right size to tie slingshot tarp tensioners with green theraband tubing.

    http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?...1641&id=332483

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