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    The stingerz is about as simple as it gets for rigging a tarp. I'm using 6-foot lines since I run my ridgelines to the d-rings of the tree straps instead of around a tree.

    I never remove my lines from the tarp. Guy outs are rolled up inside and ridgeline ends are wrapped on the outside of the tarp "skins".
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    Hardware gadgets like this and the niteize figure 9s not only make it stupid easy to tie off lines but the real benefit is that it allows you to get the line/tarp really tight without having to tie a knot while trying not to losing line tension.....makes the whole operation really easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rip waverly View Post
    i agree too,,, shorter the better. ~12' is premium.

    i ask only because my curiosity leads me to some old growth firs that quickly eat up line--- regardless sometimes of distance.

    85% of the time i can hike on to another site, but sometimes the group dynamic settles on a spot, and if i'm slow choosing trees, or the tenters
    pick rules.... i work with what i have. sort of like choosing to carry hmmk suspension extenders. what can i say...i like being in camp with buddies.
    I totally understand. Here in Flagstaff we have huge Ponderosa pine and sometimes my line won't reach around them. I usually carry several feet of line in my pack for emergencies. If I know I'm going to an area where typical tree diameter is large, I plan accordingly. Most of the time I can find a new spot, but just plan ahead and be prepared!

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    Quote Originally Posted by priller View Post
    Hardware gadgets like this and the niteize figure 9s not only make it stupid easy to tie off lines but the real benefit is that it allows you to get the line/tarp really tight without having to tie a knot while trying not to losing line tension.....makes the whole operation really easy.
    +1.5

    I'm a knot guy, most of the time. I'm a Scoutmaster too, so I'm always teaching the Scouts about the Taut-line Hitch, etc. and it works pretty well, but I'll have to say that the 2:1 mechanical force and the ability to get something taut FAST and EASY is very, very nice.

    Don't tell my scouts I said that; I'm a knot Nazi when we're at a camp

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    i'm not a knot guy yet, so this is very helpful. Thanks guys!
    Last edited by AZevin; 07-04-2012 at 14:02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    What cordage works best with stingerz?
    Zing-it and Lash-it will both fit. I use braided mason line.

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    ARgh... yet another Dutch order sigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    What cordage works best with stingerz?
    Quote Originally Posted by dejoha View Post
    Zing-it and Lash-it will both fit. I use braided mason line.
    I would think the speer no tangle line would work also.
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    When I first started, this is exactly how I used the NiteIze carabiner 9s. One on each end of my HH Hex tarp.

    Now I just use the small plastic Fig 9s and leave them on my tarp ropes permanently.

    Nice, simple, easy setup.

    I like these solutions from Dutch the best of all "Dutchware" that I've seen so far. I may break down and order some.

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    I found some 1/8" Dacron line at West Marine that worked great with a tautline hitch and prusiks of slightly smaller diameter line. Slides when you want it to and holds when you don't. Looks like it won't fray. Cheap too. I've been trying fig nines and knot-bones, but they're both a little fussy when you want to move them. The tautline on the adjustable end is really easy so far. The fixed end may be a loop, or a biner. Now if I could just get the V worked out, or some other solution (or maybe there's none). So much depends on the anchor distances and the sizes of hammock and tarp. Maybe I'll try fixing the tarp rl above the hammock suspension and keep it loose. Don't know if I can reach that high.

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