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    Link doesnt work for my phone can someone emned vid please? Thx!

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    You can save a bit of weight by replacing the biner with a Dutch hook.

    Otherwise a right clean setup, very nice.

    David

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    Lookin' good...big shout out to Reggie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    Link doesnt work for my phone can someone emned vid please? Thx!
    No problem. Here you go....



    Nice and simple setup Caveman. Very similar to what I use, only I am using Dutchware Stingers on my RLs.

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    I do the same thing, but I am going to try switching to kleimheists for a bit, thanks for the vid.

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    The line is actually 1.75mm zing-it. I had to add a couple of extra wraps to the prussic to get it to hold, but I think it should be good. I'll go ahead and order the dutchclips soon (since they are getting so much praise)

    Hey Dave, Reggie says hi
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    Thumbs up

    looks like your all setup

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    Caveman, you have finally convinced me to make my continuous ridgeline, dis-continuous! (huh?)

    I have loved my continuous ridgeline, but your setup is even simpler and (a bit) lighter. Even though you have removed the middle section of the ridgeline, you have preserved the benefits of a continuous ridgeline.

    I use Dutch hooks on both ends of mine in lieu of the small biners. Thanks for taking the time to post the video, Caveman.
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    That tadpole is a wonderful tarp. Got to see it when Mr. Tattoo and I went up to Pine Mountain, and I was a bit envious.

    About the only thing that I can see is blowing rain coming in from the ends, which is an issue with any hex tarp without doors or beaks. What I used to do (and still do, on bike trips) with mine was to add my poncho over the foot end and aim that into the prevailing wind when bad thunderstorms would roll in. This has kept me dry in complete monsoon weather, since the rain can shift up to 135 degrees to either side of the prevailing course and still not get in through the open end.

    I show how I do that in this video:



    Since then, I've added two grosgrain loops to the shoulders of the poncho; that way, I can go to the base of the tree on the beak side with some extra mason's line that I keep in my E-kit. It prevents that flopping at the bottom that I show in the video.

    I don't know what you're using for rain gear, but I'd imagine that TX is a lot like FL; when you get rain, you get rain, and it's usually not very cold. I find a poncho perfect for that kind of weather; it's got great ventilation and coverage and is a multipurpose item. It's a sit pad (when it's not raining), a Grizz beak, a pack cover, rain gear, and can even be pushed into service as a wind-blocking undercover with a little line and some ingenuity.

    Hope it helps!
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    Hey great video, and a nice lookin tarp! My setup for my asym DIY tarp is very similar, using prussics on each side instead of a CRL.

    Some have already mentioned that you could save a little weight by using Dutch hooks instead of your `biner. I went a step further: instead of the locked brummel having a `biner or Dutch hook on it, I simply wrap it around the tree, pass a little loop of the line thru the brummel loop and insert a field stick! Even less pack weight!

    So far, I've been using braided masons line since I didn't have any ZingIt on-hand, and it's worked perfectly well. No slippage at the field stick or prussics, and hey-- It's cheap to replace if needed!

    BTW, beautiful Boxer! And was that a goat at 1:13? ha ha

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