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    Mad777, I'm glad you like the set up. It really is easy.

    FLRider, thanks for posting that video, I've been wondering about the poncho as a beak. I was looking at a door kit, but I need some better rain gear anyway, so I could just kill two birds with the poncho. Thanks!
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    The stick is an idea, I hadn't thought of that (those biners are basically just toy keychains and weigh hardly nothing, so I'm not sure how much I would save with the dutch gear.) I need to get a scale.

    Thanks for the comment on the boxer. That's Reggie, he's my other kid, hiking buddy, and a great listener .....And yes, that was a goat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klaussinator View Post
    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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    Looking good Caveman. I may give this a try too next time I do some gear fiddling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    That's Reggie, he's my other kid, hiking buddy, and a great listener .....And yes, that was a goat.
    Sounds like an amicable relationship--- the goat does all the talking, and the dog does all the listening

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    FLRider, thanks for posting that video, I've been wondering about the poncho as a beak. I was looking at a door kit, but I need some better rain gear anyway, so I could just kill two birds with the poncho. Thanks!
    Not a problem. It's worth killing as many birds per stone as you think you can get away with. Let me know if you've got any questions!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    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
    I thought I sent you a set of Dutchclips

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    Ya, you did (I've got those on my treestraps!) I thought they were talking about dutch biners? Like I said though, these that I have can't weigh much more (if as much)

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    I thought I sent you a set of Dutchclips
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    Ya, you did (I've got those on my treestraps!) I thought they were talking about dutch biners? Like I said though, these that I have can't weigh much more (if as much)
    Hold off on the biners and I will give you a set at the next hang.
    Last edited by spaceweaseal; 09-07-2012 at 15:13.

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    Whatever you say buddy! See you soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by spaceweaseal View Post
    Hold off on the biners and I will give you a set at the next hand.
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    I think the Dutch hooks weigh .4grams pretty light .. Your biners work fine if the weight isn't a big difference or doesn't matter to you I would stay with your biners.....I just like to buy stuff lol

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